shutterstock_132422846If you’re thinking about getting wrinkle treatments, it’s always a good idea to explore your options—and yes, you do have options. If you’re tired of looking at your wrinkles, there are solutions that are only getting more and more reliable, as well as more and more affordable. At our med spa, we only offer the two most respected and dependable brands of wrinkle injectables on the market: Botox and Juvéderm. Neither is truly superior to the other; each has its own set of benefits. The right choice depends on your own personal preferences and circumstances. Here is a quick breakdown of the two brands:

Botox

  • Botox is cheaper per treatment compared to Juvéderm.

  • Each treatment lasts 4 months.

  • The treatment takes 15 minutes.

  • The chemical in the injection freezes the muscles and prevents them from contracting to form wrinkles.

  • Results can be seen within a few days.

  • Common side effects include dry mouth, discomfort, headache, tiredness, and dry eyes.

  • The “frozen face” effect is associated with Botox, though most consider it to be outweighed by the benefits of losing wrinkles.

Juvéderm

  • All natural: Juvéderm uses a naturally occurring substance instead of a chemical.

  • It fills wrinkle lines under the skin to make the surface smooth.

  • More effectively smooths out moderate to severe wrinkles.

  • Results are seen immediately.

  • There is no “frozen face” effect involved.

  • Juvéderm is more expensive per treatment compared to Botox.

  • Each treatment lasts 12 months.

  • Common side effects include swelling and discomfort, though they usually subside within a few days.

 

If you are interested in either of these wrinkle treatments or would like advice on deciding which one is right for you, contact our med spa at A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe.