Which Lasts Longer: BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM®?
If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and not feeling happy about what you see, it’s time to schedule a consultation at Brickell Cosmetic Center. Dr. Lauren Dozier offers BOTOX and JUVÉDERM® in Miami, FL to patients looking to add volume to their faces. Medical dermatology addresses skin issues that occur because of aging or continuous facial movement, including frowning, squinting, or even smiling. As you age, these lines stay put and make you look tired.
With BOTOX, our BOTOX and filler experts can temporarily diminish the appearance of fine lines, Crow’s feet, frown lines, and creases on your face. This nonsurgical treatment helps men and women alike to attain the rejuvenated look they’ve dreamed of. Dermal fillers help patients to restore volume loss caused by weight loss or aging. During a consultation, we can teach you more about the benefits of getting BOTOX or dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM, and about the best way to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Why choose BOTOX or JUVÉDERM?
JUVÉDERM and BOTOX are both fast and virtually painless ways to improve how your face looks. They are manufactured by the same company and help treat signs of facial aging. However, learning the difference between BOTOX and JUVÉDERM will help you to have realistic expectations about your treatment and to know which will work best for your goals.
Differences between JUVÉDERM and BOTOX
The major differences between BOTOX and JUVÉDERM include:
Effectiveness: BOTOX works by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. When it’s injected into the targeted muscle, it blocks neuron signals to the muscle, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. While JUVÉDERM, like other dermal fillers, adds temporary volume beneath the skin to fill in wrinkles and add volume. JUVÉDERM can effectively correct sunken or hollow areas of the face caused by volume loss.
Results: JUVÉDERM lasts longer than BOTOX with about 6 – 9 months of results versus 3 – 4 months. However, with touch-up treatments at our Miami, FL, office, you can achieve longer results with both treatments. For patients wanting the longest results, we recommend choosing JUVÉDERM or other dermal fillers
Treatment areas: At Brickell Cosmetic Center, Dr. Dozier usually uses BOTOX on the upper face, around the eyes, and the forehead. JUVÉDERM is used on nasolabial folds (lines that extend from the corners of the nose to the outer corner of your mouth) and marionette lines (vertical lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin). It also can plump the lips, increase volume in the cheeks and upper face, and smooth out any lip lines.
During a consultation, we can discuss your goals for treatment to determine which will suit you best.
How we perform BOTOX
During your consultation, we create a facial evaluation to help you determine which areas we believe you need treatment in. Since BOTOX is performed during a quick, in-office procedure, your injections are usually given to you at the same visit. The formulation is injected directly into the problem areas of your brow or upper face using a fine needle. This treatment takes about 5 – 10 minutes, and most people experience only mild discomfort.
How we perform JUVEDERM
Injectable fillers are done quickly, much like BOTOX. We use numbing cream as local anesthesia to make your JUVEDERM injections comfortable. We will inject the filler into your skin with a very fine needle, smaller than the one used for BOTOX. You will experience swelling and bruising after, but these symptoms go away after a few days.
Learn more about successful wrinkle treatments in Miami, FL
When you’re noticing lines and wrinkles on your face, it’s time to schedule a consultation at Brickell Cosmetic Center with Dr. Lauren Dozier. She can listen to your concerns and make treatment suggestions for your goals, including BOTOX or JUVÉDERM dermal fillers. Schedule an appointment today to get the younger-looking face you’re looking for once again.