Juvederm vs Botox: Which is Right for Me?

A facial expression can speak more than words sometimes, whether happy or sad- our face shows it. Over the course of countless smiles, numerous laughs (or even a few tears) the muscles in the face can begin to leave wrinkles and fine lines behind. However, there are a couple alternatives to reverse these fine lines and wrinkles- Botox and Juvederm. Nevertheless, choosing which one suits you the best can be a daunting task as both can create a more youthful appearance.

Botox

Botox focuses on relaxing the muscles that cause those troublesome frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Squinting, concentrating, or even focusing can cause the muscles in your face to contract- which causes your skin to fold creating wrinkles and fine lines. Once injected, Botox temporarily reduces the muscle activity in the face. After, the patient will notice their crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles begin to smooth out. Depending on the area, Botox can last anywhere from 3-4 months. If you decide to repeat injections in the trouble areas, over time, the lines and wrinkles may often appear less severe due to the muscles becoming trained to relax.

Juvederm

Juvederm is a soft tissue filler that concentrates on filling up those little sunken places on your face by adding more volume. Depending on the formulation, Juvederm is approved to lift cheeks, smooth smile lines, plump the lips, and much more. Many enjoy the long lasting, natural looking results. Juvederm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding ingredient that helps plump the skin, keeps skin hydrated, and adds volume.

If you’re looking for professional lip augmentations and would like a consultation with a professional cosmetic surgeon, contact Dr. Gregory C. Roche today. From botox to HGH therapy we are dedicated to woman’s health, wellness, and beauty.