Updated on September 23, 2015
Juvederm vs Botox
The main difference between Juvederm and Botox is that former is a muscle relaxer while the latter is a filler formula. Botox is a processed form of botulinum toxin type A. It functions by blocking certain chemicals to present muscle responses. Conversely, dermal filler plumps the weak skin tissue areas to yield temporary effects of better skin elasticity and high collagen levels. This particular formula is gel based on hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar compound that can be found naturally in the body. Contrasting Botox, the gel can treat more aging effects than wrinkles. It can also be used for lip enhancements and correcting fat loss under the skin.
Botox tends to last around three to four months and procedures will last about 20 minutes. Some patients report temporary relief from migraines and muscle spasms. Juvederm treatments take about 20 to 30 minutes and last anywhere from six months to one year. It is ideal for defining cheekbones, lip enhancement, reducing dark circles, scars, pockmarks and moderate to severe wrinkles. Botox is best for those who can only see lines when frowning or squinting. Resting creases with the facial expression will benefit more from the gel formula. Injectable fillers can be placed under the dermis is fight deep folds. It has longer effects and will not require as much upkeep as its most competitive alternatives.