As much as I love sharing about the benefits of opens in a new windowBOTOX® Cosmetic at our Denver medspa, it does have its limitations. Is it FDA-approved to temporarily treat frown lines and crow’s feet?* Absolutely. Can it handle all types of facial wrinkles, or plump up thin lips? Unfortunately, no. Although BOTOX is a muscle relaxer that can prevent wrinkles from worsening for months at a time,* it cannot be used to add volume to the face or fill in wrinkles. For these applications, I needed a high-quality injectable filler.
In the interest of offering my patients a more full-spectrum set of medspa treatments, we added JUVÉDERM® to our Denver medspa lineup. This versatile injectable is FDA-approved to enhance cheeks, lips or deep lines and wrinkles.* It can even be used to fill in acne scars or other imperfections.* The results last a bit longer on average than BOTOX®,* but the mechanics of how wrinkles and other signs of aging are resolved remain very different.
Filling a Need
JUVÉDERM®, along with the other injectable fillers we use, including Restylane®, fills a niche that’s simply not met by other cosmetic surgery products. BOTOX® is used for treating dynamic wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial muscle movement.* However, facial wrinkles caused by loss of volume beneath the skin must be treated with a filler for wrinkle reduction.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.