Old vs. New: Botox or Juvederm Voluma XC
Wrinkle Injections Using Tried & True vs. New Treatments
Anti-wrinkle and facial rejuvenation injections are a great choice for people who want a subtle and economical way to look younger with no downtime or pain.
Because these are in such demand, more and more variations are being developed all the time.
Just because a product is new, however, does not always mean it is an improvement on older treatments. Each treatment has its own niche, and is tailored to each patient.
Today, we’ll talk about the differences between the classic anti-wrinkle treatment (BOTOX® Cosmetic), and a new, deep volume filler for the cheeks (JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC).
Types of Wrinkle Injections
Though both injections are used to make the face look more youthful, there are fundamental differences between how the two treatments work. BOTOX® is short for Botulinum A. toxin, which, when injected, works to limit facial muscle movements, easing “dynamic” wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive facial movements.
To add to its appeal, the FDA just approved BOTOX® injections as a wrinkle treatment for crow’s feet around the eyes.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel filler that helps restore volume to the cheeks. This dermal filler physically lifts the cheeks while filling in wrinkles that have occurred from sagging and loss of volume.
How Long Do Wrinkle Injections Last?
A major difference between the two treatments is how long they last. BOTOX® typically works for about 3-4 months before injections need to be retouched, while JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC can last up to two full years when properly injected.
How Much Do Treatments Cost?
Currently, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is more expensive than BOTOX®, but when the duration of each treatment is considered, the cost may even out. Different providers charge their own price for each drug, but it’s important to choose an experienced provider rather than the one offering the cheapest price.
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we were one of the first providers to offer JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC in South Florida. Additionally, we have earned Platinum Status with ALLERGAN, which we are very proud of.
In many cases, the best way to use different treatments is together! Since BOTOX® is primarily used to treat wrinkles and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is geared toward restoring lost facial volume, these combination wrinkle treatments can work quite well.
Only a qualified provider can inform you about which treatments are safe to use together.
Knowledgeable, Experienced Providers
Whichever you choose, it’s important to choose providers with the knowledge and expertise to properly administer treatment. Although administering BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC may seem like a simple process, there is a actually a great deal of artistry, finesse, and skill required for favorable results.
Don’t risk a poor outcome by choosing an inexperienced provider (or one that has the cheapest price). At Laser Skin & Wellness Center in Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Worth, our expert staff can help you achieve beautiful results with the treatment of your choice.
Call us today at (561) 641-9490 to make an appointment with Shelly Kramer, ARNP, our expert injector!
Post by Karen Lederman.