Wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, and fine lines, are inevitable signs of aging that tend to negatively affect a person’s self-esteem. It is not fun losing the smooth and beautiful skin of youth and getting a far less attractive wrinkly one. It’s even when more annoying when wrinkles appear prematurely.
Botox and Juvederm in Ottawa are some of the best cosmetic treatments to help achieve the look that you want. Let’s consider difference between Botox and Juvederm so that we’ll identify which best serve our purpose.
Principle: Relaxer Botox and Filler Juvederm
Botox injectable botulinum toxin is a purified protein used as a non-surgical anti-wrinkle treatment. Botox Cosmetic works by relaxing the wrinkled or folded muscle. It quickly reverses wrinkles and is used to prevent the onset of wrinkles.
Juvederm, on the other hand, is a sterile gel used as a facial filler. It is a product of the hyaluronic acid — a natural sugar in the skin. Instead of relaxing wrinkled muscles, it fills the lines and grooves which will smooth out the skin and eliminate wrinkles.
Types of Wrinkle
Although both treatments work great to correct wrinkles, they do not correct the same types of wrinkles.
Botox is used to cosmetically reverse wrinkles that appear after some form of face movement. Botox will effectively treat crow’s feet, forehead furrows, laugh lines, and frown lines that appear when you laugh, smile, cry, frown or make facial gestures. It can also treat migraines and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Juvederm, on the other hand, works on wrinkles that remain on your face even at ease or resting. Also, Juvederm is better for restoring tissue-depleted areas as well as to plump lips and correct fat loss in the face. For example, clearing nose to mouth folds and mouth to chin folds.
There are times, though, when you need a combination of both treatments. For instance, when you want to restore a hollow area and give it precise definition.
Time and Results
Both treatments effectively give you a noticeable younger self within a couple of days. But the results are temporary because your body eventually safely absorbs both injectables. Botox results can last for 3 months to a year, whereas Juvederm results may last longer than a year.
Pain and Discomfort
Since both treatments involve the use of tiny needles, one can expect some discomfort. Juvederm injection a little amount of anesthetic that helps with pain. Some doctors may topically apply a cream to numb the area when administering Botox.
Cost of Treatment
Botox and Juvederm are non-surgical treatments. The cost of each treatment depends on the quality and concentration of the injectables, the professional, and what is obtainable your area in terms of cost. A session of Botox costs between $9 to $30. Juvederm is a more expensive treatment which can cost from $400 to $700 per treatment.
Safety and Side Effects
Botox and Juvederm are safe cosmetic procedures approved by the FDA. But poor administration by unqualified personnel cause some problems. People with sensitive skin may bruise easy and experience some temporary puffiness.
To get the best results from cosmetic treatments, consult a specialist with whom you will discuss your desires and expectations. Then, he’ll proffer a treatment for your skin condition.
Botox Ottawa Downtown offers a variety of dermal injections to treat wrinkles, dark under-eye circles fine lines, crow’s feet, acne scars, frown lines, forehead creases, and plump lips or simply rejuvenate your skin.