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Juvederm vs Botox: Which is Right For You?

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  • August 02, 2019
Are you looking for a minimally invasive and safe cosmetic treatment that will instantly rejuvenate your appearance? Here’s what you need to know about Botox and Juvederm and how to determine which injectable is the right choice for you. 

Today, an increasing number of patients are looking for minimally invasive anti-aging treatments, such as Juvederm and Botox, because they offer a more affordable and lower-risk alternative for individuals wanting to look younger and fresher, without surgical downtime. 

Cosmetic injectables such as Juvederm and Botox are often recommended by plastic surgeons because: 

  • They’re more affordable than surgical methods such as facelifts 
  • You can return immediately to your usual activities 
  • Any side effects are minimal and temporary 
  • They can be customized to suit your specific needs 
  • There are no surgical risks 

Customized Botox and Juvederm Skin Treatments in Edmonton

At our Edmonton clinic, we offer both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, including Juvederm and Botox, as well as facelifts and liposuction to help you achieve all your aesthetic goals. Whatever your concerns, Dr. Ladak can assess your medical history, cosmetic needs, and skin type during a consultation to best determine which treatment is right for you. 

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How to Decide Between a Juvederm vs Botox Treatment 

Today, Juvederm and Botox are the most popular cosmetic injectable treatments, and for a good reason. Both treatments can quickly reverse any unwanted signs of aging, while being relatively painless, safe, affordable, and requires little to no recovery period. 

However, while these are both excellent anti-aging treatments, they differ in what concerns they can address, as well as in how they work. In order to determine which option is right for you, here are some things you should consider: 


Botox vs Juvederm: How They Work 

  • Botox: Botox works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles which cause wrinkles. When it is injected into the treatment area, Botox blocks neuron signals to the muscle, allowing you to conduct facial expressions without developing any creases or wrinkles. 

  • Juvederm: As a dermal filler, Juvederm doesn’t work by relaxing facial muscles, but rather by adding volume beneath the skin to fill in any wrinkles and smooth out your skin. In addition to addressing creases, Juvederm can also be used for lip augmentation or filling out facial features that have lost volume due to age. 


Botox vs Juvederm: What They Address 

  • Botox: Botox is most often used for areas in the upper face (including the forehead and around the eyes.) This injectable can be used to address concerns such as: 
    • Crow’s Feet
    • Frown Lines
    • Forehead Creases 


  • Juvederm: Juvederm, on the other hand, is mostly used to tackle wrinkles around the mouth and can often be used for patients who are mainly concerned about: 
    • Nasolabial folds
    • Marionette lines
    • Thin lips
    • Hollow cheeks 



Botox vs Juvederm: Duration 

Botox typically lasts 3-4 months, while Juvederm can last a little longer (up to 12 months), depending on where it is injected. However, when patients undergo regular touch-ups, they can maintain the results of their treatments for longer. 



Botox vs Juvederm: Can The Treatments Be Reversed? 

While the results of both injectables are temporary, there is a difference when it comes to reversibility. With Botox, this is not possible, so patients must wait for the effects of their treatment to fade. However, with Juvederm, your results can be reversed using hyaluronidase if required. 

Tip: By ensuring that you seek the services of an experienced plastic surgeon for your injectable treatment, you will avoid an undesirable outcome or the need for changing your results, but more importantly, you’ll avoid any dangerous side effects.


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To find out more about our customizable Botox and Juvederm treatments, and how Dr. Ladak can help determine which injectable will best suit your needs, visit our clinic located at 8440 112 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2P4.

Additionally, you can contact Dr. Ladak at 780-407-6691 or fill in our online contact form.

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