Juvederm is an injectable gel filler made up of hyaluronic acid. It’s used as a cosmetic treatment that increases volume around the mouth, nose, and cheeks, and can be used to enhance lips without resorting to surgery.
As you age, your skin loses its volume. When this happens, wrinkles and folds tend to occur. Juvederm fillers are used to plump up the treated areas, essentially erasing and/or minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and folds. These fillers are typically injected in the cheeks and around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm also works as a non-surgical lip enhancement treatment, successfully and safely adding extra volume for plumper, fuller lips.
Juvederm and Botox are both injectable cosmetic treatments that can improve visible signs of aging like wrinkles. Both treatments are quick and effective.
The main differences between Juvederm and Botox are the main active ingredient, what they’re used to treat, and the desired effects.
Juvederm is made up of hyaluronic acid, which adds volume to the treated areas. It tends to be used for cosmetic purposes, and targets the cheeks, nose and mouth, and lips.
Botox injections consist of an ingredient known as onabotulinumtoxinA, which relaxes facial muscles, creating a smooth wrinkle-free look. Botox has been shown to be an effective migraine treatment option.
Juvederm tends to last longer than Botox does, but both treatments require follow-up appointments.