What is Botox®?
Botox® is probably the most famous cosmetic intervention in the world. It is the brand name for botulinum toxin, a substance made by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It works by inactivating sub-facial muscles on the forehead, brow, lips, and around the mouth and nose that cause dynamic wrinkles. With Dr. Tenley Lawton, procedures usually take less than 30 minutes, with results lasting for three to four months.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers appear similar to Botox®. Both involve injecting natural substances into targeted areas of the face. But while the job of Botox® is to inactivate muscles to reduce wrinkles, dermal fillers plump the surrounding skin for a more youthful aesthetic.
Juvederm® – one of the most popular dermal fillers available – contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. This substance not only makes your complexion appear fuller and more hydrated, but it also stimulates collagen production, a potent anti-aging compound.
The brand behind Juvederm®, Allergan, makes several varieties of the product:
Difference Between Botox® and Juvederm®
Clinically, Botox® and Juvederm® seem like similar procedures. But, as discussed, the way they work is profoundly different. Botox® reduces wrinkles by inactivating the subsurface muscles that cause them while Juvederm® uses compounds to plump, hydrate, and volumize.