What is the difference between BOTOX® and Juvederm® ?

Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Nearby Areas of Arizona

If you’re looking to invigorate your look or simply get rid of unwanted lines and wrinkles in your face, then Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery is the place for you. Our services and expertise are unmatched against any other plastic surgery facility in the entire southwest United States. No one holds plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures to such a high standard of competence than the professionals at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery.

Located in Phoenix, our facility is conveniently located on the south west side of Tatum and Shea Boulevard. With a state-of-the-art facility accompanied with a skin rejuvenation center and an outpatient surgery center, Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa and Dr. Ali Mosharrafa uphold a commitment to provide nothing short of the best for every patient.

Many of our patients come to Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery in search of answers to their cosmetic and skin care questions. One of the most common procedures our licensed aesthetician, Brandi, performs is BOTOX® and Juvederm®. Two vastly different services, these injectables both work to smooth unwanted lines and wrinkles in the face. However, patients still want to know what the differences between the two injections are.

Juvederm®
Juvederm®, both Juvederm® Ultra XC and Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC, is an injectable gel that is mainly a filler for lines and around the mouth. The most common facial crease that patients wish to fill is called the nasolabial fold, which stretches from the nose to the corner of the mouth. The injection is composed of a local anesthetic (lidocaine) and hyaluronic acid (a natural sugar found in the human body).

When our licensed aesthetician injects the gel into the facial tissues in the face, most commonly around the nose and mouth. The combination of the lidocaine and the hyaluronic acid is to supply nutrients to the face, hydrate the skin, and reduce pain associated with the actual injection.

BOTOX®
Unlike Juvederm®, BOTOX® is injected into facial muscles and works to block nerve impulses. Typically, BOTOX® is used to smooth glabellar lines, moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles between the brows and forehead. The benefit of interrupting nerve impulses in the forehead is because high muscle activity in the face actually produces lines and wrinkles.

The BOTOX® injection is made up of a completely different substance than Juvederm®, too. BOTOX® is derived from botulinum toxin, a prescription used in modern medicine for centuries.

Fillers and BOTOX® are two completely different cosmetic procedures. While both look to smooth the look of lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® relaxes the muscles, which create the wrinkles, while fillers do just that: fill wrinkles.

If you have any other questions regarding Juvederm®. BOTOX®, or any of our other aesthetic procedures, feel free to call us today.

If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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