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Juvederm vs. Botox: What’s the Difference?

Dermal Fillers and Injectables in St. Augustine, FLFor years, dermal fillers and injectables have been one of the most popular and most common cosmetic procedures available. These minimally invasive options can work wonders for restoring your confidence by smoothing out lines, wrinkles, and folds that may have formed on the face. Within the world of fillers and injectables, two names are often the most common: Juvederm® and Botox®. But what is the difference between these anti-aging queens? And which one is best for your needs? Here’s what you should know:

Juvederm® Fills

One of the first and most important things to understand about Juvederm® is that it is a dermal filler. This means that the treatment is injected into areas of the face that have lost volume or elasticity, to fill them back up and create a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Made from hyaluronic acid, Juvederm® decreases the appearance of lines and wrinkles by filling in those spaces. This treatment is ideal for wrinkles that exist when the face is not moving, which includes nasolabial folds, frown lines, upper lip lines and lines along the cheekbones.

Botox® Relaxes

Botox®, on the other hand, is a neuromodulator. This means that it works to relax the muscles of the face that may be causing facial wrinkles and creases-dynamic wrinkles. These types of wrinkles include those that appear when you smile, cry, laugh, become worried or really experience any other big emotion. Think: crow’s feet, laugh lines, frown lines, and forehead creases. Once the solution is injected, your face will have a decreased response in these areas, thereby minimizing current wrinkles and preventing future ones from forming.

Both are Safe

While these treatments may be ideal for different situations, both are extremely safe and effective for decreasing wrinkles and enhancing your beauty. As with any procedure, it’s important to trust your injection to a well trained and experienced technician. Fortunately, at Anh Vu., M.D., our team is highly trained and prepared to provide the exceptional results you are seeking. The length of your results will depend upon the rate at which your body metabolizes the injection. However, many of our patients can enjoy their results for several months, up to a year.

Both are Comfortable

And for those who are worried about the use of needles, take heart. The needles and pain are minimal. However, for patients who would prefer the reassurance of pain-free procedure, we are happy to offer a topical numbing cream, to ease your worries.

Which One is Right for You?

Ultimately, the best way to determine which procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation. This will allow us to understand your concerns and your goals to create a plan that makes sense for your unique needs. Ready to begin? Then we are here to help. At Anh Vu, M.D., we offer Juvederm® and Botox® to a wide range of patients, seeking to look and feel like the best versions of themselves. Our office is conveniently located for residents of St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and the surrounding Florida communities. So if you are curious and ready to learn more, contact us today.

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