Our med spa is pleased to offer both Botox and Juvederm for effective, fast treatment of wrinkles. But a few of you might be wondering–what’s the difference?
We’ll clear that up, but first, a few things they have in common. Both Botox and Juvederm enjoy high satisfaction rates among customers as well as excellent safety profiles, and both are FDA-approved.
Botox is an injection that reduces the muscle contractions that cause those pesky frown lines. After just one treatment you are left with a more relaxed, softer appearance, yet are still plenty able to make facial expressions. Juvederm is an injectable gel that is used to restore shape and volume to almost any part of the face, helping you achieve a youthful yet very natural look.
To help you better understand the purpose of each, we’ve prepared this chart:
Main Area Treated
The “11s”–the frown lines between the eyebrows
The “marionette” lines (lines from bottom of nose to corners of lips)
Secondary Areas Treated
Crow’s feet and forehead lines
“Parentheses” lines (smile lines), vertical lines above lip, thin lips
How Long the Procedure Takes
Approximately 5-10 minutes, depending on number of areas treated
Approximately 30 minutes
How Long for Results to Appear
About 3-5 days after the procedure
Immediately, but are most visible after 1-2 weeks
Down Time Required
None: you can return to regular activities directly following the treatment
Some swelling and bruising is possible and usually clears within a week
How Long Results Last
About 4-5 months
About 9 months to a year
We hope this helps! Again, we are so pleased to offer these celebrated treatments to the Sugar Land area. Please contact our office if you have any questions, or would like to schedule your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!