Now look at the rest of your face in the mirror. Perhaps you have lines around the sides of your mouth in the shape of “parentheses” which are accentuated when you smile or laugh (laugh lines). Maybe you have bags under your eyes that are always there and make you look constantly tired. Or maybe you’ve just always wanted to have fuller lips, or to fix that bump in your nose without having to go through surgery.
If any of those situations sound like they apply to you then Juvederm may be the right solution for you. Juvederm belongs to a class of injectables called Dermal Fillers. Fillers treat wrinkles by raising them, or adding volume. Juvederm, specifically, is made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that absorbs water and adds volume. Injection of this smooth, volume enhancing gel under the skin in areas of wrinkling and volume depletion instantly restores your skin’s volume and smooths away facial wrinkles and folds. For this reason, Juvederm is best when used around the laugh lines, cheeks, lips, under the eyes, and nose. Because it functions by absorbing your own body’s water, it’s effects increase over time. A single Juvederm treatment can last up to one year.
Juvederm Laugh Lines
Juvederm Lip Enhancement
This should help give you a better idea of the difference between Botox and Juvederm. Remember, ultimately your trained physician or surgeon will be able to determine which treatment is best for you. Often times, both are used in combination to achieve the optimal results.