Some things are simply better together. Peanut butter and jelly; chips and dip; and now, Botox and Juvederm. These two injectables tackle unwanted signs of aging using different formulas, so many people don’t realize that they can be used strategically in tandem to support each other’s longevity and effectiveness. If you’re eager to find a simple yet long-lasting solution to the lines and wrinkles on your face, a combination of Botox and Juvederm could be the answer.
The Difference Between Botox and Juvederm
Botox is not a dermal filler like Juvederm. It is a neuromodulator that is injected directly into the specific facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form. The purified proteins in Botox relax muscles by blocking the signals that control contractions. Within a week of treatment, this makes it possible for wrinkles to fade away as smooth and youthful skin reappears. Due to the nature of Botox, it works most efficiently to smooth away frown lines in the forehead area, crow’s feet around the eyes, glabellar lines between the eyebrows, and neck wrinkles.
Juvederm, meanwhile, is a dermal filler formulated with hyaluronic acid that generates results immediately after treatment. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining the volume and moisture of your skin, so it can be injected into wrinkles to inflate sunken skin and create a smooth appearance. Since the Juvederm family includes such a wide range of fillers like Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Vollure, and Juvederm Voluma, you can select the product that is designed specifically to meet your needs. From reversing volume loss in the cheeks to eliminating nasolabial folds and marionette lines, Juvederm can do it all.
How Do They Work Together?
Despite their different functionalities, Juvederm and Botox are a very valuable pair! Fillers are temporary by nature. Eventually the hyaluronic acid in Juvederm breaks down and is absorbed by your body. When this happens, your results become less and less noticeable until your wrinkles return in full force. The rate of the breakdown and absorption process accelerates if your treated area experiences continual movement every day. Dermal fillers used to treat wrinkles around the mouth, for example, break down quickly since the mouth moves so much every day.
Botox makes it possible to extend the life of dermal fillers by relaxing all of that muscle movement. Rather than having your dermal filler run its course after 8 months, combining it with a shot of Botox could help you enjoy your dermal filler results for an entire year or more! Juvederm can also enhance the results of Botox by filling and smoothing any severe lines and wrinkles that still exist after Botox takes effect.
If you want to look younger, commit to the treatment that you know will deliver maximum results! At Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Hermann offers expert injection services to meet your specific skincare goals. Call (813) 773-8214 to schedule your appointment today and take advantage of a limited time special offer!