Botox & Juvederm

In some ways, Botox and Juvederm are alike and in some ways, they are completely different. They both help rid wrinkles without the use of surgery and help restore youthfulness to the face. Botox and Juvederm are both in-office procedures and both only take 30 minutes or less to complete. Both are very effective and results can be seen quickly with both techniques. The biggest difference is the areas of the face that they help improve and the way they improve those areas. Botox is most effective on the upper face and Juvederm is most effective on the mid and lower parts of the face. You can use Botox and Juvederm together or on their own depending on the results you desire.


Botox helps rid wrinkles by relaxing the muscles and preventing them from contracting. This method can prevent permanent wrinkle lines from forming and keep the face looking younger for a longer period of time. Botox is very effective and safe.

Botox on average last between 3-6 months for most patients.

No, Botox will last approximately 3-6 months. If you do a treatment of Botox and decide you don’t like it, your skin will return to what it looked like previous to treatment.

Botox works best on your upper face – your forehead, between the brows and the areas around your eyes.

Botox is a quick procedure – only taking a few minutes! Muscles are injected with a fine needle, causing only slight discomfort.

Botox keeps certain muscles from receiving signals from the nerves. This keeps the muscles from contracting and allows the wrinkles on the face to relax. The result is younger-looking skin and fewer wrinkles.


Juvederm works as a filler. As we age, we lose fat in our face. The diminishing of this facial fat causes deeper parenthesis around the mouth, flattened cheeks and wrinkled lips. This results in a sagging appearance in our face rather than a full youthful face. Juvederm can really make a difference in a person’s overall appearance and help them look years younger!

Juvederm typically lasts 6-12 months, although in some patients the effects can last even longer.

Juvederm, unlike some other products, is safe for all types of skin complexions. Plus, you’ll see results right away! In addition, Juvederm is composed of hyaluronic acid – which is also found throughout our bodies. Juvederm works to hydrate the skin, as well as giving volume to the skin.

Most people are able to continue their regular activities the same day of treatment or the following day.

Yes! Although you should not massage the treated area, normal makeup application is fine. No alcohol should be applied to the face following treatment and sunscreen is recommended if you are exposed to the sun.

Juvederm and Botox treatments have made a difference for several individuals who have been amazed at the results! If you are looking for Juvederm or Botox treatments in Gorham, ME, call our office today! We can answer any questions you may have and help you set up an appointment.