Botox. Everyone is using it, and you’re no stranger to the word -however, it’s not the only product out there that can restore your face to its youthful past. Juvederm and Restylane are also popular products you might have heard of before, but what exactly is the difference between Botox, Restylane and Juvederm? Here are the differences and commonalities of all three treatments:
Botox is a purified protein that works to diminish the activities in the face that cause lines and wrinkles. Botox is particularly great for getting rid of crow’s feet or lines that show up between the eyebrows, forehead and along the mouth.
The Difference Between Botox and Juvederm
Juvederm is made up of hyaluronic acid that is synthesized by bacteria and works by filling in areas that have lost volume caused by aging. Juvederm can give a fuller and younger look to areas that may start to sag such as; under the eyes and cheeks.
The Difference Between Juvederm and Restylane
The difference between Restylane and Juvederm typically causes the most confusion as they are both dermal fillers and are made up of hyaluronic acid. However, the main difference between Restylane and Juvederm is their consistency. While Juvederm has a more smooth gel like consistency, Restylane is more granular and firm making it a great choice for areas like the lips or deep lines that require more support. Juvederm also contains more cross-linked hyaluronic acid, contributing to it being longer lasting than Restylane.
Of course, it’s important to consult with a trained medical professional in order to ensure that you receive the proper treatments in the right areas of your face.
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