Botox vs. Juvederm

How is Botox different from dermal fillers like Juvederm?

Answers from doctors (2)


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.

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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.

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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


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