The aging process is inevitable and comes with wrinkles and fine lines which make your face look droopy and tired. This can sometimes have an impact on your image and confidence particularly if the aging process has begun earlier than usual. Thanks to Juvederm and botox treatments, the aging signs can be reversed making you look naturally young and beautiful.
Both Juvederm and botox are non-invasive injectable treatments that are similar to each other and treat the same conditions. But they have different active ingredients, results, and a timeline. In order to know which one is right for you, we have to compare them.
So, let’s begin!
Juvederm Vs Botox
Juvederm is a facial filler while Botox is a relaxer.
The Juvederm facial filler is a sterile gel made from hyaluronic acid. It gets rid of wrinkles by filling the lines and grooves on the skin. On the other hand, Botox is a purified protein that relaxes the muscles that cause folds, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is also used by young people to prevent the emergence of wrinkles.
Juvederm is a volumizing solution that treats different types of wrinkles. It treats the lips lines and mouth area wrinkles, the lines outlining the nose and mouth, and adds volume to the cheeks.
Botox stills and relaxes the muscles on the face. It is used to treat wrinkles around the eyes, eyelid twitching, vertical lines between the eyebrows, eye area wrinkles, crossed eyes, muscle spasticity, excessive sweating, incontinence, and migraines.
Timeline and Results
The results of both treatments are visible within a couple of days and the outcomes are usually natural-looking but this also depends on the specialist handling you. Since they are injectables, they get absorbed by the body over time. Therefore, the results are not permanent.
Juvederm results depend on the concentration of the hyaluronic acid and they last for a year or more.
Botox results last from three months to one year at most.
Safety, Side effects, and Convenience
There can be some minimal and temporary discomfort caused by both treatments. You might get some scarring and allergic reactions from juvederm and droopy skin and headaches from botox. Most risks and side effects are usually due to sensitive skin and poor application by unqualified personnel. Both Juvederm and botox are fast treatments that take just a few minutes to complete but it depends on the area being treated.
The Ideal candidate
Juvederm and botox treatments are not appropriate for people under the age of 18 or for pregnant women.
Juvederm is for adults who are 21 years and older and a person should not use Juvederm if he/she is allergic to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine.
To use botox you must be between the age of 18 and 65 years and you should not have any skin disorders or thick patches of skin on the treatment area.
Both Juvederm and botox are efficient treatments but Juvederm works quicker and lasts way longer. Botox takes more days to show its effects and the results start disappearing after a few months. No matter which treatment you choose you will need to follow up treatments because the results are not permanent.
Do not forget to consult a cosmetic surgeon before choosing any of the above-mentioned treatments. It is because an expert can guide you better about the most suitable treatment for your skin. For this purpose, you can visit Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® and book your free consultation with our skin specialists.