What is the Difference Between BOTOX® and Juvéderm?

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BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvéderm are two of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures available today. Both are FDA-approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. However, there are a few key differences between these two options that potential patients should understand.

Firstly, Juvéderm is a dermal filler, while BOTOX® is not. Juvéderm works by restoring volume in the dermal layer of your skin, smoothing away the wrinkles caused by thin, aging skin. Meanwhile, BOTOX® is a prescription medication that forces the contracted muscles in your face to relax, eliminating the lines caused by dynamic wrinkles. It is not designed to improve skin volume in the same way a dermal filler does.

Some other distinctions between BOTOX® and Juvéderm are:

  • Main treatment areas – BOTOX® primarily treats the frown lines between your eyebrows, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Juvéderm primarily treats marionette lines which run from the corners of the mouth, smile lines, and lips.
  • Length of procedure – BOTOX® takes around 5-10 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated, while Juvéderm takes about 30 minutes to apply.
  • Longevity of results – BOTOX® results typically last anywhere around 4 months, while Juvéderm results can last for 9 months or longer.

If you have further questions about BOTOX® and Juvéderm, please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today or call (212) 750-9494 to schedule your personal consultation with NYC board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits.

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