I’m a busy working mother, and I’ve been using Botox to fix my forehead lines, but it’s difficult to make time for an appointment every few months. I heard that Juvederm can last up to a year, though. That is very appealing to a busy person such as myself, but I want to be cautious. Are there any negative aspects to Juvederm that Botox doesn’t have?
Juvederm and Botox are completely different products and are used for different indications. Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes the muscles that it is injected into. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler. It is used to fill in and plump up lines and folds. It does last about a year, depending on the location of the injection. Juvederm can in certain instances be injected into forehead lines, but unfortunately, without relaxation of the forehead muscles, it will not be very effective. Also, it is a challenge to inject filler into forehead lines and make it look natural and there are risks associated with that location that other areas do not have. It is an advanced area and is an “off-label” indication for filler. You should probably commit to Botox or Dysport and be very cautious before considering filler for forehead lines.
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