JUVÉDERM and BOTOX are two of the most popular non-invasive injectables used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore facial volume. While they can both be used to treat multiple areas of the face, they work on different principles and are better for different types of wrinkles. BOTOX is designed to smooth lines and wrinkles, while JUVÉDERM and other dermal fillers are designed to add volume, lift and sculpt the face. BOTOX is a simple in-office procedure that can be performed during the lunch break with a few strategically placed injections.
It is especially effective in reducing fine lines around the eyes, smoothing lines around the mouth and on the forehead. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says BOTOX recipients feel they look an average of 5.6 years younger. JUVÉDERM, meanwhile, is a dermal filler formulated with hyaluronic acid that generates results immediately after treatment. Since the JUVÉDERM family includes such a wide range of fillers as JUVÉDERM Volbella, JUVÉDERM Vollure and JUVÉDERM Voluma, you can select the product that is specifically designed to meet your needs.
JUVÉDERM is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that restores volume to counteract sagging cheeks, thinning lips, nasolabial folds, puppet lines, facial emptiness, dark circles and aging hands. As long as BOTOX and JUVÉDERM are used as complementary treatments, they can be performed on the same day. However, if BOTOX and JUVÉDERM are used to target the same line or area, they should be performed at different times to ensure safety and effectiveness. From reversing volume loss in the cheeks to eliminating nasolabial folds and puppet lines, JUVÉDERM can do it all.
All in all, exploring the use of BOTOX and JUVÉDERM facial fillers is considered an excellent investment. JUVÉDERM products can last anywhere from nine months for some to two years or more for others, making them very cost-effective over time. Dr. Machida also advises that if you are using BOTOX and JUVÉDERM together, “At some point it could mean that you need a more definitive treatment, such as fractional laser, Renuvion, or a facelift.”.