The Differences Between Injectables: From Botox to Juvéderm

If you reside in Key West, Florida, you are gifted with a qualified aesthetic provider in your community.

At Keys Med Spa, Dr. George Peterson and his expert team provide laser, skin, injectable, and body contouring services so that you can achieve the self-confidence you need to live your best life.

Injectables are sought-after cosmetic treatments for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Well-known brands like Juvéderm and Botox have only grown in popularity as of late for their ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles using non-invasive measures.

Although the goals of both treatments are similar, the processes and active ingredients in each of them are different. Likewise, the costs, results, and time involved in each are also different from each other. There are also varying risks between the two treatments.

As you consider the best injectables for you, here are some differences between Botox and Juvéderm to be aware of. By informing yourself of the differences between treatments, you can more effectively consider your options and make the best choice for you.

What Is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is a brand name for a non-invasive procedure called a dermal filler that’s used to restore volume to the face. The solution is a hyaluronic acid-based gel that fills the wrinkles from beneath the skin. The volumizing effect reduces wrinkles of different degrees in adults. Most of the brand’s formulas contain lidocaine, which minimizes the level of discomfort experienced from the injections.

What Results Can I Expect?

Results of Juvéderm injections are noticeable immediately. The injections last up to two years in between treatments. Treatment areas include:

  • Fine lines around the lips and mouth
  • Volume to lips
  • Volume to cheeks
  • Fine lines surrounding nose and mouth regions
  • And more

What Is the Procedure Timeline?

Juvéderm procedures take between fifteen minutes and an hour to complete depending on the procedure. The number of injections you get and the areas being treated play a role in the length of the procedure’s duration.

What is Botox?

Botox is another popular brand used primarily as a non-invasive wrinkle treatment. Unlike Juvéderm, the active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin A. The effect of this neurotoxin is to relax facial muscles, which causes the skin to smoothen fine lines.

What Is the Procedure Timeline?

The length of time for injections is like those for Juvéderm, but the session may take slightly longer if you are receiving multiple injections and if you plan on treating a wide area of skin.

What Results Can I Expect?

The results fade faster than Juvéderm, with the effects lasting at the most, for four months at a time. Follow-up injections are recommended once this period has ended. Treatment areas include:

  • Glabellar lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Strabismus
  • Migraines
  • Muscle spasms
  • And more

Live Your Best Life with Keys Med Spa Services

Contact George D. Peterson, M.D. of Keys Med Spa by calling (305) 587-9183 to learn more about injectables and non-invasive treatment options that are right for you. Though there are differences between injectables, there is an optimal choice for everyone looking to enhance their appearance and self-confidence!