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What Are Botox and Juvederm?

Botox and Juvederm

Botox and Juvederm are two injectable treatments that you may not typically associate with your friendly neighborhood dentist. But when you think about it, it actually makes a great deal of sense. That’s because dentists administer more injections in a typical year than most other health practitioners.

Their experience giving injections around the facial area and oral cavity on a regular basis allows them to develop techniques that make patients much more comfortable.

What is Botox?

If you recently found yourself searching for the search term “Botox near me” in Google, you more than likely are looking for a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles found on places like the forehead.

Botox is a type of injectable liquid containing a safe toxin with medical applications. For example, many people have their migraine headaches relieved with Botox injections. 

The Botox liquid is a safe product with a proven safety profile and track record. The toxin that it contains stays where it is injected to temporarily reduce the activities of muscles that it is injected into. In the case of deep wrinkles, Botox can block nerve transmissions from the brain to the treated muscles. This means that wrinkles cannot form there.

How long does Botox last?

Botox injections typically last around three or four months. At around that time, you will notice some gradual return of muscle movement in the area of the injections. You would need follow-up injections at that time to maintain your results.

What is Juvederm?

Older dental patients often find that, although visiting the dentist has improved their teeth and oral health, their facial appearance lags behind. You may have just gotten porcelain veneers, for example, and received compliments about how great your teeth and smile look.

Juvederm is a type of injectable containing a substance called hyaluronic acid, which is made naturally by your own body. As you grow older, your body makes less of this substance; and since it promotes youthful, hydrated skin, your face will look older and more wrinkled because of it.

Getting injected with Juvederm facial fillers can restore your skin’s levels of hyaluronic acid in the facial area, reducing fine to moderate lines and wrinkles so that you appear like a more youthful version of yourself.

 Juvederm areas of treatment:

  • Around the mouth
  • Lips
  • Marionette lines
  • Smile lines

How long does Juvederm last?

There are several different products in the Juvederm family line, and each one has a somewhat different duration. In general, Juvederm lasts around one year before you would need replacement injections so that you maintain your wrinkle-reducing results.

Schedule Your Appointment

Have you undergone cosmetic dental treatments to improve your teeth and smile, only to remain dissatisfied with facial lines and wrinkles that give away your age? If so, please contact our offices today to schedule your treatment with Botox or Juvederm.

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