Which product is right for you?
Both BOTOX and JUVEDERM injections provide wonderful aesthetic results, however, consultation with Dr. Smith will determine which product best suits your needs.
In general, BOTOX injections are long lasting, relaxing the muscles which cause severe wrinkles along your cheekbones, eyes, and upper margins of your forehead. Botox can also be used to relax the muscles surrounding the temporal-mandibular-joint (TMJ), helping to ease jaw clenching and pain.
For directly adding volume to lips, smoothing “smile lines”, and filling in wrinkles and creases around the smile, JUVEDERM might be the choice for you. Typically longer lasting than the BOTOX, JUVEDERM provides a natural, subtle fullness to the focal features of one’s face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
BOTOX® targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Dr. Smith will inject these muscles with BOTOX® to temporarily reduce muscle activity. BOTOX® contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulin; this protein partially inhibits muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
(Sourced from the BOTOX® Cosmetic website: https://www.botoxcosmetic.com/)
Soft Tissue Fillers, also known as injectable implants, dermal fillers, or wrinkle fillers are medical device implants approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face, including nasolabial folds, cheeks and lips.
Most soft tissue fillers have a temporary effect, because they contain materials that are absorbed by the body over time. Some soft tissue fillers also contain lidocaine, which is intended to decrease pain or discomfort related to the injection.
At Smith & Co. Dental Practitioners, we use JUVEDERM to plump lips and smooth wrinkles. JUVEDERM is the #1 selling hydraluronic acid filler in the US. JUVEDERM fillers are smooth, crystal-clear gels that are administered by injection in our office. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin, which helps to deliver nutrients to the skin and thus retain moisture and softness. Results from a JUVEDERM injection will be noticed immediately and can last up to one year depending upon placement and volume used.
(Sourced from the FDA and JUVEDERM® websites: https://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/cosmeticdevices/wrinklefillers/