Botox vs. Juvederm

How is Botox different from dermal fillers like Juvederm?

Answers from doctors (4)


More About Doctor Beautique Medical Spa

Published on Apr 04, 2018

Botox is an injectable cosmetic product made using a highly purified type of protein known as botulinum toxin. When injected into precise locations on the face Botox can smooth lines between the brows, soften forehead lines and wrinkles, fade wrinkles around the mouth, and improve the appearance of a square jaw or pebbly chin.

Dermal fillers are another injectable cosmetic treatment option. They are made from a variety of substances and are used to restore volume, fill in wrinkles, treat acne scars, etc.

Juvederm consists of a smooth hyaluronic acid gel that easily flows into lines and wrinkles for a smooth, flawless result. It is very versatile and can be used to fill in wrinkles, smooth lines and creases, add volume, plump up the lips, and much more. Results last 6-9 months per treatment with no required downtime.

With many dermal fillers, the results of your treatment are immediate, although there may be some redness and swelling at first. This fades quickly, unveiling a natural looking result.

Both dermal fillers and Botox are an effective way to rejuvenate your look.

Answered by Beautique Medical Spa (View Profile)

Botox is an injectable cosmetic product made using a highly purified type of protein known as botulinum toxin. When injected into precise locations on the face Botox can smooth lines between the brows, soften forehead lines and wrinkles, fade wrinkles around the mouth, and improve the appearance of a square jaw or pebbly chin.

Dermal fillers are another injectable cosmetic treatment option. They are made from a variety of substances and are used to restore volume, fill in wrinkles, treat acne scars, etc.

Juvederm consists of a smooth hyaluronic acid gel that easily flows into lines and wrinkles for a smooth, flawless result. It is very versatile and can be used to fill in wrinkles, smooth lines and creases, add volume, plump up the lips, and much more. Results last 6-9 months per treatment with no required downtime.

With many dermal fillers, the results of your treatment are immediate, although there may be some redness and swelling at first. This fades quickly, unveiling a natural looking result.

Both dermal fillers and Botox are an effective way to rejuvenate your look.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Harry Glassman, M.D.

Published on Apr 03, 2018

Botox is a neuromodulator. It inhibits the contraction of the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Juvederm is a Hyaluronic Acid material that is used to add volume or fill in the lines and wrinkles of the face. They are not in any way related in their mechanism of action; however, they are commonly used together for facial rejuvenation.

Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D. (View Profile)

Botox is a neuromodulator. It inhibits the contraction of the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Juvederm is a Hyaluronic Acid material that is used to add volume or fill in the lines and wrinkles of the face. They are not in any way related in their mechanism of action; however, they are commonly used together for facial rejuvenation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Sep 30, 2009

These products have different functions. Botox relaxes the muscles so that you do not wrinkle with expression. It works beautifully in the frown crease, eye wrinkles and for very animated forehead wrinkles.

On the other hand, Juvederm is a filler and fills in creases. We actually have several other fillers we can use. We most commonly use them to treat the nasolabial lines (lines from the nose to the mouth), frown crease , marionette lines (lines coming down from the corners of the mouth), lip lines and augment the lips. Other fillers we can use are Restylane, Evolence, and Radiesse to name a few. You should see an experienced injector and they will help in selecting the right filler for you.

//imgs-origin.edoctors.com/imageresizer/image/user_uploads/58x58_85-1/doctors/7223_14213554561.jpg
Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

These products have different functions. Botox relaxes the muscles so that you do not wrinkle with expression. It works beautifully in the frown crease, eye wrinkles and for very animated forehead wrinkles.

On the other hand, Juvederm is a filler and fills in creases. We actually have several other fillers we can use. We most commonly use them to treat the nasolabial lines (lines from the nose to the mouth), frown crease , marionette lines (lines coming down from the corners of the mouth), lip lines and augment the lips. Other fillers we can use are Restylane, Evolence, and Radiesse to name a few. You should see an experienced injector and they will help in selecting the right filler for you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Sep 15, 2009

Botox is a muscle relaxant and dermal fillers are just that - a filler. By injecting Botox, we can relax certain facial muscles causing a smoothing of wrinkles caused by muscle contraction. Restylane, Juvederm and other fillers are typically used to fill areas like the smile lines - those lines that run vertically downward from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. A crease develops in this area as we age because we experience volume loss (the skin thins). Using hyaluronic based dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm we can plump and fill this area. These fillers have the ability to absorb 1000 x their weight in water so once injected they absorb water to fill the crease, thereby creating a smoother appearance.

//imgs-origin.edoctors.com/imageresizer/image/user_uploads/58x58_85-1/doctors/7233_14244688661.jpg
Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Botox is a muscle relaxant and dermal fillers are just that - a filler. By injecting Botox, we can relax certain facial muscles causing a smoothing of wrinkles caused by muscle contraction. Restylane, Juvederm and other fillers are typically used to fill areas like the smile lines - those lines that run vertically downward from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. A crease develops in this area as we age because we experience volume loss (the skin thins). Using hyaluronic based dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm we can plump and fill this area. These fillers have the ability to absorb 1000 x their weight in water so once injected they absorb water to fill the crease, thereby creating a smoother appearance.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Related Questions for BOTOX

BOTOX -3 answers
I've heard horror stories about how botox can travel and cause unwanted eyelid drooping, muscle spasms, numbness, etc. Is there any merit to these concerns?
See More
BOTOX -1 answer
Can you do laser treatments on face shortly after receiving botox or fillers? I would like to try affirm laser 5 days after getting juviderm and botox.
See More
BOTOX -3 answers
My eye shape has change for the worse. They look smaller with saggy lids after 12 units Botox in my forehead and temples. I've totally changed the shape of my eye shape and size. My eyes had an exotic look and now that's lost. I saw the change happen in my left eye first and now my right eye has caught up. my left eye also has extra sagging in the lid giving them a lopsided appearance.Will my cat eye like shape and size return? If so how long? Is there any chance of permanent change?
See More
BOTOX -3 answers
After getting a Botox done, will my face go back to the way it was after it wears off before I enjected botox?
See More
BOTOX -1 answer
I recently got botox about 3 weeks ago for crows-feet. Now I have a fold of wrinkles under my eyes above my cheeks when I smile. Can I botox my cheek muscles? What can I do besides wait 3 or 4 months?
See More
BOTOX -3 answers
If you have had Botox injections is it safe to go to the tanning salon?
See More
BOTOX -3 answers
How long will the results last, and is there anything I can do to make results last longer? Does having botox repeatedly affect how long it lasts?
See More
BOTOX -2 answers
Six months ago I had a botox injection near the crows feet of my eyes. The fat of my cheeks seems to have been lowering on my face. I used to have apple cheeks when I smiled. Now when I smile my cheeks seem much lower. Is the Botox a possible explana
See More
BOTOX -6 answers
I have good volume in my cheeks, but I have hollows under my eyes and my cheeks are a bit saggy. Is it possible to just "lift" the cheeks rather than "fill" them?
See More
BOTOX -1 answer
A client had a Botox injection to the shoulder as a means to remedy shoulder pain. The client now wants a sports massage. Is is safe to do the massage 2 weeks after the injection?
See More
Get answers from our experienced doctors.
How it works
BOTOX -3 answers
I got botox last week (bridge between nose, 20 units) and found out this morning that I'm pregnant. Im guessing I'm about 6 weeks. Is there anyway to remove it? Anything that I should do? Has anyone had a healthy baby after botox? I'm so scared
See More
BOTOX -3 answers
How long before I can go back to my normal schedule?
See More
BOTOX -5 answers
Could discontinuing use after three years of regular injections have any bad effects? Will it make my wrinkles much worse than they were before I started using Botox?
See More
BOTOX -4 answers
I was wondering if Botox or any other procedure would help with dark circles under my eyes. They look really bad, and I really need to address this issue. Thank you.
See More
BOTOX -2 answers
I have a skinny face and would like it to look fuller
See More
BOTOX -1 answer
A month ago I got Botox for the 1st time on my forehead and between my eyebrows. I got an itch on the inside of my brow, not thinking, I pressed against it & pushed up & my eyebrow got stuck, UP! It even lifted my eye! I had to massage it back into place!
See More
BOTOX -2 answers
I had alopecia as a child with full regrowth and that was over twenty years ago. I am considering botox for wrinkles, but I don't want to do anything that would trigger the autoimmune condition. Could the toxin spread to the hair?
See More
BOTOX -1 answer
I've been getting Botox treatments regularly for two years, and love the results. Will the drug become less effective over time, that is, can my body become resistant to it?
See More
Get answers from our experienced doctors.
How it works

Related Articles

Have specific questions?
ASK A DOCTOR