For people who want the benefits of more permanent solutions like face or neck lifts but without the surgery, injectables are a popular alternative. Treatments like Botox and Juvéderm are highly effective at minimizing or eliminating the appearance of wrinkles and restoring a more youthful appearance.

Napa Solano Plastic Surgery’s MediSpa provides safe and effective injectable services in a calm, secure, and comfortable environment. Our experienced healthcare professionals offer quality care designed to give you an amazing skin enhancement experience that maintains your well-being and vitality.

In addition to Botox and Juvéderm, we also offer Nova threads, Sculptra collagen, Restylane, and PRP or platelet rich plasma injections for collagen stimulation.

The Difference Between Botox and Juvéderm

When most people hear the phrase “cosmetic injections,” they tend to think of either Botox or Juvéderm, two dermal fillers that give excellent results. We’re often asked if one is better than the other. The answer depends on your individual needs, but the two treatments, both of which are FDA-approved injectables, do have some key differences.

  • Botox is a purified protein that relaxes the muscles that cause fine lines, wrinkles, and folds in your skin. It’s extremely effective at removing or reducing wrinkles in key areas, including around your eyes and on your forehead.
  • Juvéderm is a line of fillers that, unlike a relaxer like Botox, work by filling in grooves and lines to eliminate wrinkles and smooth the skin. We carry the full Juvéderm line, including Juvéderm Ultra, Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Juvéderm Vollure XC, Juvéderm Volbella XC, and Juvéderm Voluma XC.

The major difference between Botox and Juvéderm is the wrinkles they each work on. Botox is preferred to “expression lines” that develop as your skin ages, such as the ones that appear when you smile, squint, or frown. Juvéderm is best for wrinkles present when your face is at rest. It helps replenish areas where your skin’s volume has been lost due to age or another reason.

Another key difference is how long the two treatments last.

  • Botox’s results typically last between three and six months, but regular use may extend the results for more extended periods.
  • A single treatment of Juvéderm lasts from nine to 18 months, depending on the concentration of hyaluronic acid.

Choose Injectables for Natural and Long-Lasting Results

Injectable treatments at Napa Solano Plastic Surgery’s MediSpa are provided by our qualified aestheticians in all our safe and welcoming locations, including Napa, Vacaville, and Sonoma. To learn more about which injectable treatment is right for you or to schedule a skincare consultation, get in touch with us today.