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:

 

BOTOX

JUVEDERM

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!