When it comes to non-invasive skin treatments, there are many types of injectables on the market that help rejuvenate the skin through non-surgical techniques. Two of the most popular ones are Juvederm and Botox, which target wrinkle formation and fine lines.
Both treatments are used in dermatology to treat facial aging, however, they are different in application and active ingredients. They also differ in outcome, longevity, and price.
Before deciding to get either or, here are some facts on Juvederm and Botox to help determine which injectable is best suited for you.
What is Botox?
Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment worldwide. It contains an active drug called a neurotoxin that blocks the communication between the nerves and muscle tissue, giving it a ‘frozen’ look. It tightens the face temporarily and gives it a bouncier, more youthful appearance.
Unlike surgical treatments that are used to rejuvenate the skin, using Botox requires non-invasive techniques, which also means there’s less scarring after the procedure. It’s affordable in comparison to most other surgical procedures that tighten the skin and only require a topical cream before application since it’s relatively painless. Additionally, there is no need for recovery time.
How Long Do Botox Results Last?
Depending on where it’s being used, Botox can last anywhere between 2 to 6 months. While it’s not a permanent solution, it can stop new wrinkles and fine lines from forming due to the muscle being paralyzed for a certain amount of time. For this to happen, however, multiple treatments are needed.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a type of dermal filler which comes in different types of formulas and volumes. It contains a hyaluronic acid-based gel that targets multiple areas on the face. It can help minimize wrinkles, moisturize and soften skin as well as restore facial volume. Depending on the person’s age, genetic makeup, and skincare routine, Juvederm fillers differ in concentration.
Juvederm is a type of non-surgical skin treatment, meaning the process is painless, quick, and affordable in comparison to other surgical treatments. The fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a powerful humectant that draws in moisture from the air and gives the skin a smoother and softer look.
When injected into the skin, it directly penetrates the parts of the dermis that are maturing and naturally slowing down, ultimately helping in speeding up the regeneration process. This is also why the effects of getting a Juvederm treatment are instant.
How Long Do Juvederm Results Last?
While there’s an immediate difference in the before and after when using a Juvederm filler, it’s important to know that the final results won’t be visible until a few weeks after the treatment. Our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid, and a Juvederm injection just speeds up the process, meaning it takes some time before the effects kick in. The type of formula used is important, however they all last anywhere between 10 months to 2 years.
Juvederm Procedure Duration
Depending on the area and injection volume, the Juvederm procedure can take anywhere between 15 minutes and 1 hour. The procedure is relatively painless and administered with a numbing cream.
Botox Procedure Duration
Botox injections are completed in less than an hour. More injections are necessary in case the surface area is larger. Like Juvederm, the procedure only requires the use of a topical cream since it’s pain-free.
The price of both treatments depends on a number of factors: the treatment area, number of injections, how often they’re being administered as well as the clinic providing them. Insurance does not cover either procedure.
Juvederm is the pricier option when it comes to wrinkle reduction. However, it also produces longer-lasting effects than Botox. Depending on the skin surface, formula type, and the number of injections, it can cost anywhere between $400 and $605 per syringe.
Botox is more prevalent on the market, which is part of the reason why it costs a lot less per injection. However, the treatments are shorter-lasting than Juvederm. Typically, one unit costs anywhere between $10 and $20.
Personal preference is important when looking into the type of wrinkle minimizing treatment you want to get. However, consulting with a professional is recommended to see what best suits your needs. Dr. Carol Eisenstat at Line Eraser MD has been helping tighten, smooth, and rejuvenate people’s skin for years thanks to her top-of-the-line, FDA-approved injections. Make sure to consult to get your preferred results!