Botox® Vs. Juvéderm®; Which is Better?

As we get older, fine lines, wrinkles, and deep facial folds can become our worst enemy. While some early on signs of aging can be combatted with at-home creams and serums, chances are you’ll need more substantial treatment to prevent wrinkles from worsening. More and more men and women are turning to injectables for wrinkle reduction because they’re able to see near-instant results with no downtime.

When it comes to minimizing wrinkles with injectables at Levy Dermatology, your options are virtually limitless. Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all treatment option for everyone. These days, you’re able to get natural-looking results with procedures designed for your specific concerns. But, what’s best for you, Botox® or Juvéderm®?

How Does Treatment Work?

Both Botox® and Juvéderm® are injectables used to minimize lines and wrinkles throughout the face, but that’s about where the similarities end. Each injectable works in entirely different ways to smooth your wrinkles.

  • Botox® is a neurotoxin that once injected, helps to stop nerve-muscle communication. The procedure is ideal for treating deep dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements.
  • Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) based filler that works to plump and hydrate the skin from within. This injectable is better suited for wrinkles that are a result of sun damage or lifestyle factors.

Treatments are done in-office and typically take just a few short minutes. There is no downtime associated with injectables so you can get back to your normal routine immediately.

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What Areas Can Be Treated?

Botox® is primarily used to address moderate to severe wrinkles on the upper portion of the face. Patients can effectively reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines between the brows. Botox® can also be done to correct horizontal neck bands and has been shown to be effective for a number of off-label uses throughout the face.

Juvéderm® is most commonly enlisted to minimize lines and wrinkles on the mid-to-lower face. There are a variety of Juvéderm® formulas with each product having different uses ranging from plumping the cheek area, augmenting the lips, and smoothing nasolabial folds around the mouth and nose.

What Results Can I Expect?

Results from Botox® can start to be seen in as little as 2-days with full results in about 2-weeks. An optimal outcome typically lasts anywhere from 4-6 months when touch-up treatments will be necessary to maintain results. Botox® also makes an effective anti-aging treatment because it prevents muscles from over-reacting.

Juvéderm® results are near-instant. Depending on the specific formula used and the treatment area, an optimal outcome can be seen anywhere from 6-months to 2-years. Your injector specialist will speak with you in-depth about what results to expect from your individual Juvéderm® treatment.

The entire staff is professional and friendly. The dermatologist made me feel very comfortable. Her warm smile and friendliness really impressed me. She willingly did the procedure I requested even though she didn’t feel that it was necessary. I definitely recommend Levy Dermatology.

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Take the Next Step

To learn more about wrinkle reduction with Botox® or Juvéderm®, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Germantown & Collierville, TN areas.

By |2019-05-23T05:11:07-07:00June 13th, 2019|Botox, Juvederm|0 Comments
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