What Is The Difference Between BOTOX® Cosmetic And JUVÉDERM® XC?

Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® XC are ways to treat moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Both are non-surgical, but they work differently:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic is typically used to treat “Dynamic Wrinkles”, which are cause by when muscles contract to make facial expressions such as smiles and frowns. Botox is injected beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity which is one of the causes of moderate to severe lines between the brows, forehead and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles resulting in improved lines between the brows, forehead and Crow’s feet.
  • JUVÉDERM® XC is typically used to treat “Static Wrinkles”, which develop because our skin’s natural substances (such as collagen and hyaluronic acid), which provide structure and volume, decrease over time. Juvederm is injected into the skin to temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as those around the nose and mouth.