Published: Oct 20, 2015 | By: Richard Caven
Cosmetic dentistry covers a whole lot more than teeth whitening and smile makeovers via the likes of implants, crowns and fillings. Cosmetic dentistry also covers procedures that can help make the area around the mouth, or the smile itself, look better.
On that note, it shouldn't surprise you to learn than Botox and Juvederm are two common treatments that dentists often administer to patients to make any cosmetic work look even better.
Botox and Juvederm are both injection treatments that aim to make people look more youthful - but that's where the similarities end, as there are many differences between the two. This post will take a look at the pros, cons and key differences between each procedure to help you gain a better understanding of which one might be best for you.
Botox is the injection of Clostridium botulinum bacteria to the face, which is designed to reduce muscle activity and minimize the appearance of lines and/or wrinkles.
Juvederm is a procedure that uses hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that works to hydrate the skin and make it look more youthful. When it comes to using Juvederm to complement dental procedures, it is best used to eliminate potentially unsightly smile lines.
As you can see, both Botox and Juvederm have their share of pros and cons. While Botox is more affordable than Juvederm, it doesn't last quite as long. Juvederm, conversely, can be administered on any skin type effectively and has little to no risk of allergic reaction following the procedure. What method is best for you and your situation? It's all based on your situation and preferences. For more information about Botox and Juvederm, contact Caven Dental today.
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