Botox, a neuromodulator, is the most performed, non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the world. Juvéderm, a soft tissue filler, is the second most performed, non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the world. Both of these treatments are considered cosmetic injections. Beyond this similarity, the two treatments are very different. Learn the differences between Botox and Juvéderm to discover which cosmetic injection is right for you.
What Are Cosmetic Injections?
Cosmetic injections, or injectables, consist of safe and scientifically proven substances, cleared by the FDA for cosmetic application. As the name suggest, these substances are injected into the skin to improve the signs of aging and provide aesthetic enhancements. Injectables are considered prescription medications and can only be administered by a doctor or a certified nurse or a certified physician’s assistant under a doctor’s supervision.
Cosmetic injections tout impressively high safety profiles with a low risk of side effects. However, injectables are still a technique-sensitive procedure and patients are counseled to choose a Botox or Juvéderm provider in Westchester with ample experience and expertise in administering injectables to ensure they receive the best Botox or Juvéderm results possible.
What Is Botox?
Botox, and similar injectables such as Dysport or Xeomin, are neuromodulators. They target dynamic wrinkles that commonly occur in the upper region of the face. Dynamic wrinkles, also known as expression lines typically manifest around the eyes, forehead, and in brow area. A lifetime of laughing, squinting, or scowling, causes groves in the muscles that constantly and repeatedly contract to perform these expressions.
Botox works by impeding the nerve impulses that signal the muscle to contract. This allows the muscle to relax and lengthen, smoothing out the overlying skin that forms crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and brow lines.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is the most popular filler on the market. It consists of a volumizing gel, derived from Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body responsible for keeping your skin moist and plump. Juvéderm and other facial fillers primarily target wrinkles in the lower region of the face, such as vertical lip lines, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Juvéderm diminishes the signs of aging by filling in these wrinkles that crease the face. In addition to filling in fine lines and wrinkles, Juvéderm plumps up areas that are sunken in due to acne scarring or age-related volume loss, improving under-eye bags, and sunken cheekbones, and restoring the appearance of youthful symmetry. Juvéderm can also augment facial characteristics, making it a popular lip injection.
The best way to determine which injectable is best for you is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Anca Tchelebi from Park Avenue Medical Spa. Dr. Tchelebi is a skilled and vastly experienced master injector. Her commitment to providing her patients with customized treatment plans and unparalleled results is why Park Avenue Medical Spa is the preferred provider of Botox and Juvéderm in Westchester.