Both BOTOX® and Juvederm® can reduce lines and wrinkles and help patients look and feel more youthful and more rejuvenated. Dr. Itzkov has extensive experience in using BOTOX® and Juvederm® at Gentle Dental of West New York to help patients from the New Jersey Palisades area reduce signs of aging and feel more confident.
BOTOX® helps reduce or even eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles that form as a result of facial movement, like smiling or frowning. These are called dynamic wrinkles, and they tend to become deeper and more noticeable over time. Dynamic wrinkles form when muscles contract, causing the skin overlying the muscles to form lines and creases. BOTOX® works by blocking the nerve signals between certain facial muscles and the brain so muscles are not “told” to contract and wrinkles and creases don't form. BOTOX® injections last about four months, but with repeated injections, lines can become softer and injections may not be needed as often.
Juvederm® is a cosmetic filler that is used to treat wrinkles and lines that form as a result of sun damage, genetics, gravity and other causes not related to facial motions. These are called static wrinkles. Juvederm® uses a substance called hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture naturally so it appears firmer, plumper and more resilient. The results of Juvederm® can last up to 12 months, with some formulations of the product providing results that last even longer.
Yes, both products can be used to treat dynamic and static wrinkles, helping patients achieve many of the smoothing effects of a facelift without surgery or excessive cost.
The injections used in Juvederm® and BOTOX® treatments can cause some minor discomfort during treatment, as well as some minor redness and swelling in the treatment area afterwards. All of these effects will resolve soon after treatment. Some patients with sensitive skin can reduce discomfort with application of ice packs prior to injection. Rubbing the treatment areas after injection should be avoided to prevent spreading the material to other areas and reducing the effects of treatment.
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