BOTOX Vs. JUVÉDERM. Which is Right for Me?

By: Meet Our Team


BOTOX and JUVÉDERM are household names in terms of anti-aging products. But how do they work, and when is the best time to start using them?

The Med Spa of North Texas is here to help if you have questions about cosmetic injections. Below, we compare wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, including what they are, how they work, and who is an ideal candidate for each treatment. Call now for an appointment in Allen, TX, and see why we are considered one of the top destinations for BOTOX and JUVÉDERM.

How do wrinkle relaxers work?

Facial expressions are one of the main culprits behind visible wrinkles and lines. When you smile, laugh, or furrow your brow, the muscles in your face contract. Over time, these repeated muscle contractions lead to permanent creases in the skin.

Wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles. This gives your skin a chance to smooth out and appear more youthful. Injections are best for moderate to severe Crow's feet (lines around the outer corners of the eyes), forehead creases, and frown lines.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, do not target facial muscles. Instead, these injectables add volume to the skin, which plumps up wrinkles and creases from the inside out. JUVÉDERM can be used to restore volume to sunken areas of the face, such as the cheeks or under-eye hollows. It can also improve the lip area – for example, to add fullness or reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth.

What is the best age to start getting injections?

The answer varies based on your anti-aging goals and skin concerns. In general, most people benefit from cosmetic injections early on. Those in their 20s can start preventatively, for instance, to stave off the formation of fine lines. Patients ranging from 30 to 40 seek out BOTOX and JUVÉDERM to smooth out existing wrinkles. And people over 40 may want preventive care and wrinkle correction at the same time.

Whether you opt for BOTOX, JUVÉDERM, or both, there are many benefits to these treatments, including:

  • Nonsurgical: No need for anesthesia, incisions, or downtime
  • Quick: Most sessions can be done in 30 minutes or less
  • Customizable: Target specific areas for optimal results

What does a consultation involve?

At The Med Spa of North Texas, we personalize our treatments, including BOTOX and JUVÉDERM. During your appointment in Allen, TX, one of our expert injectors will assess your skin and listen to your concerns. We then recommend the best injectables for your unique needs. Our plans may include a single injectable or a combination of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. This is known as a liquid facelift and can provide dramatic results.

When to return for follow-up injections

The results of BOTOX last about 3 – 4 months, and the effects of JUVÉDERM can last up to one year, depending on the treatment areas and formula used. Since cosmetic injections are temporary, patients are encouraged to return for follow-up injections. This maintains your stunning results and may even lead to further improvements over time. We also offer additional services to complement your outcomes.

See what injectables can do for your skin

No matter your age or skin concerns, The Med Spa of North Texas can help you achieve a youthful appearance you love. Learn about our anti-aging options by calling one of our team members today in Allen, TX. Our professionals know how to provide the best possible results through solutions like BOTOX and JUVÉDERM.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.