With Botox and Juvederm week right around the corner, we thought we would take the time to show the key differences between the two products.

Botox and Juvederm are two wonderful solutions for both men and women to soften lines and wrinkles on the face and achieve a younger looking appearance. Although both are used cosmetically to attack wrinkles in the face, a patient should be knowledgeable about the differences between the two.

Botox is an injectable used to brighten the skin and target fine lines on the upper forehead and around the eyes. These are also known as dynamic wrinkles. Botox has gained much of its popularity as a solution to crow’s feet on the corner of the eye and those pesky lines on the forehead.

On the other hand, Juvederm is a filler that focuses on the area around the mouth. Think of the frown lines and “smoker lines” around the mouth as a good example. Juvederm fills in these wrinkles and folds.

How often should you receive treatment? For Botox, you want treatment every 3-4 months to keep a smooth appearance. Juvederm treatments are going to reduce wrinkles for up to a year.

Botox is administered by the unit. A typical patient looking to address those dynamic wrinkles on the forehead will need around 25 units of Botox. Juvederm, however, is administered by the syringe. On average, a patient will need one syringe to fill the folds around the mouth. If a patient is looking to increase the fullness of deep wrinkles around the mouth and cheek two syringes may be needed. Also, here at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center, our surgeons distribute these treatments personally!

You can receive the treatments separately or together for a complete, non-invasive, and immediate facial rejuvenation! Call today to speak with Dr. Lyle and Dr. High about which option is best for you!




Rhett High, M.D.   W. Glenn Lyle, M.D. 

Blog logo

(919) 872-2616


1112 Dresser Court , Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 .