Botox and Juvederm are both FDA-approved injectable treatments for facial rejuvenation, but they have some key differences in terms of function and results. So, while they cannot be used interchangeably, Botox and Juvederm can provide extremely natural and subtle enhancement when performed together.
Keep reading to learn why Botox and Juvederm are the perfect combination.
Botox – What Is It and How Does It Work?
Botox, along with Dysport and Xeomin, is a non-invasive anti-aging procedure that relaxes wrinkles and lines with an injectable neurotoxin. It’s FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet, which are all dynamic wrinkles that present when the face is in motion.
Thanks to its ability to deactivate targeted muscles, Botox limits certain facial expressions, that over time, can cause skin to crease and wrinkle. As a result, muscles are retrained away from these movements, which helps correct existing wrinkles and prevent future lines from forming.
Juvederm – What Is It and How Does It Work?
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that restores volume to counteract sagging cheeks, thinning lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, facial hollowness, under eye circles, and aging hands.
It uses hyaluronic acid’s natural hydrating and plumping effects to improve facial fullness, contours, and structure.
Why Are Botox and Juvederm a Perfect Combination?
While Botox and Juvederm are both cosmetic injectables, they have very different functions.
Botox is designed to smooth lines and wrinkles, whereas Juvederm and other dermal fillers are meant to add volume, lift, and sculpt the face.
However, when these capabilities are combined, they create a balanced, refreshed, and more youthful appearance, without incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.
Can Treatments Be Performed on the Same Day?
As long as Botox and Juvederm are being used as complementary treatments, they can be performed on the same day.
This means that patients can undergo both injections in a single appointment if each wrinkle or area is being treated with only one product.
If Botox and Juvederm are both being used to target the same line or area, then they will have to be done at separate times to ensure safety and efficacy.
If you are considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation with Botox and Juvederm, please contact Washington DC’s leading cosmetic dermatology office to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly-skilled and talented injectors.