Juvéderm® or BOTOX®: Which Injectable is Right for Me?

Okay, you have started the fight against age. You notice lines and wrinkles emerge on your face – and you don’t like it! You know there are procedures out there to restore and preserve your youthful appearance, but are a little confused with what does what. You’re not alone. Every day here at Aesthetx, we hear from people in the Silicon Valley with the same questions as you.

Two of the more popular products on the market are BOTOX® and Juvéderm®. They are both effective, but different. Today we are going to look at how they are different and how to determine which may be right for you.

BOTOX® vs. Juvéderm®

Let’s first look at how these two injectables are alike. They are both nonsurgical cosmetic treatments designed to eliminate wrinkles. They are both in-office procedures which take 15-30 minutes to complete. Results of both are seen quickly and have short to no down time.


BOTOX® prevents muscle movement which cause wrinkles. It is a synthetic protein often used to reduce the visibility of crow’s feet and frown lines which develop from sustained muscle movement, particularly in the brow area above the eyes.

Its best applied to the upper face:

  • Forehead
  • Between brows (glabella)
  • Around the eyes (for crow’s feet)

Its formulation includes a precise amount of a neurotoxin produced by a bacterium called clostridium botulinum.

BOTOX® blocks the nerves from sending signals to facial muscles to prevent contraction. The outcome is a relaxed facial appearance and a delay of wrinkle formations.


Juvéderm® is a soft tissue filler used mainly for lines around the mouth and nose. It is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler great for softening wrinkles and creases from the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial fold). With age comes loss of facial fat. This can cause lines around the mouth that look like parentheses, cause the cheeks to flatten, or the lips to flatten.

Hyaluronic acid is natural to the body, so there is no risk for allergic reactions. Injected in the problem areas, mainly in the mid to lower face, it aids to plump up sagging facial areas and fill voids. Other products, like Restalyne, are also hyaluronic acid fillers.

Juvéderm® is a dermal filler that can treat:

  • Sunken cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lip lines
  • Superficial lines
  • Oral Commissure
  • Thin lips
  • Chin lines


So, if you are looking to fight the good fight of a youthful appearance, here is a good rule to follow: For the areas above your eyes that are showing signs of age, BOTOX® may be your best non-surgical solution.

For the areas around the mouth and chin, Juvéderm® could be the answer. Whatever the problem area, Aesthetx has the products and treatments to help. Contact us today for a consultation and we will put you on the right path to the anti-aging process.

Call (408) 559-7177, or contact us HERE.

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Turn Back Time with these Anti-Aging Procedures!

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up one day and find out that time has gone back for a bit? Every day we wake up, look in the mirror, and see more and more signs of aging: sagging skin, sun spots, deep wrinkles, and dry skin. We do our best conceal these blemishes—but it’s not really returning our skin back to its prime. Thankfully, there are some fantastic procedures out there that can give you a few more years of youth. You can turn back time, with Aesthetx’s outstanding anti-aging procedures.


The facelift is the ultimate anti-aging procedure; not only can it make you look decades younger, but it also offers long-lasting results. A facelift will eliminate the most prominent signs of aging from the middle of the face all the way to the upper neck. You can finally say goodbye to nasolabial folds, marionette lines, sagging skin, jowls, heavy neck bands, and so much more. Want to target some especially tricky areas? You can choose between our different variations of the facelift.

Facial Fat Grafting

Losing baby fat is an essential part of growing up—unfortunately, losing too much of it can make us look older than we really are. Restoring that volume in a way that’s safe and long-lasting might seem impossible, but facial fat grafting will do just that. It works by taking a sample of your own fat-taken from a place with extra fat to give-and injecting it into areas of the face suffering from volume loss. It’s your own tissue, so the procedure is incredibly safe and the results look natural.

Sciton Lasers

Looking for rejuvenation without surgery? We have the best laser technology for zapping the blemishes away. Take your pick from our collection of Sciton Lasers: Microlaserpeel, SkinTyte, and Profractional Laser. By changing the very makeup of your skin, our laser systems can take care of every sign of blemish or sign of aging: sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and more. Now you can achieve fresher, younger, and brighter skin without having to worry about a long downtime or recovery period.


BOTOX® is known worldwide as one of the most reliable and effective anti-aging treatments. It’s well deserved, because BOTOX® can soften the most prominent wrinkles and expression lines with just a few simple injections. Remarkably, the results of one treatment can last for months at a time.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are quickly establishing themselves as the go-to injectable for facial rejuvenation. From lip enhancement to smoothing out deep creases in the face—dermal fillers can do it all. Dermal fillers are smooth gels that, once injected into the desired areas, volumize the face and smooth out deep wrinkles.

The choice is yours: how will you turn back the hands of time? If you want some help deciding, contact Aesthetx now, for a consultation.

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