Botox Vs. Juvederm: Which Is Right For You?

Researching anti-aging procedures and curious as to which is right for you? Botox and Juvederm are two celebrated options available through the Beverly Hills dermatologists at The Kopelson Clinic, whose experience and precision regarding filler application is unmatched. Let’s take a brief look at what the renowned dermatologists want you to know about both options to help you determine which is best for your anti-aging needs:


Botox is defined as an injectable toxin that relaxes facial muscles by blocking nerve impulse activity. It results in a naturally-smooth look, and is frequently used between the brows, on the forehead, and for Crow’s feet. Results last four to six months and prevent facial wrinkling when making expressions.

The injectable toxin is considered the best option for correcting any and all brow lines, as such wrinkles are mainly due to muscle movement. It is not recommended for correcting laugh lines around the mouth, as it can inhibit ability to smile and otherwise move the mouth. Botox is also considered an ideal option for Crow’s feet, as such lines are again due to muscle movement.

Side effects from Botox are generally minimal and may include injection site bruising, redness, and swelling. It’s possible to avoid many of the toxin’s side effects by having injections done by an esteemed dermatologist, such as those at The Kopelson Clinic, rather than going to a day spa. Day spas often water their Botox down, which causes migration issues among others.


Juvederm is quite different from Botox in that it’s a gel filler that restores facial volume and eliminates lines and wrinkles. The filler is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that keeps skin looking plump and youthful. The body loses hyaluronic acid over time, and Juvederm is meant to replace it. The filler is not injected into the muscle, but rather skin’s deep dermal layer.

Juvederm lasts six months if not longer, and works very well as a laugh line treatment. It may appear too noticeable around the eyes, but does wonders as a lip enhancement thanks to its plumping effect. Side effects are similar to Botox and also very mild.

Which option is right for you depends on what facial issue you’re looking to correct. Whatever you decide, you’ll receive the proper treatment you need through your Beverly Hills skin specialists.

For more on Botox and Juvederm in Beverly Hills, please contact The Kopelson Clinic today.