Am I a Candidate for Botox and Juvéderm?

People looking to treat wrinkles may want to learn about Botox® and Juvéderm®. Both of these are non-invasive injectable treatments given by a dermatologist or a medical aesthetician. Both treatments have a similar goal; however, they contain different types of active ingredients. These injections also have differences when it comes to results, timelines, and costs. You also need to consider the risk factors related to each of them.


Juvéderm Versus Botox




You do not require surgery to have a Juvéderm treatment. This injection contains a gel meant to fill in wrinkles from underneath the skin. These dermal injections are very popular because many people do not want to undergo a longer cosmetic process, such as a chemical peel or a facelift. They are highly localized and do not require a lot of time and preparation.


This treatment can give you the results you desire, especially if you find that you have a resistance to Botox. Such resistance can render future Botox treatments less effective. Juvéderm is particularly effective in treating parenthesis lines, lip lines, crow’s feet, wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.




This is a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the look of wrinkles and lines on the neck and face. Containing a botulinum toxin, Botox injections work by relaxing muscles to smooth out wrinkles and lines. They can also temporarily improve the look of frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and skin bands on your neck. In turn, your skin will appear smoother, and the wrinkles will be less noticeable.


Are You a Good Candidate for Juvéderm?


This treatment is highly recommended since it contains a natural sugar compound called hyaluronic acid. This compound helps the body maintain moisture, which results in firmer skin. In other words, Juvéderm is a nourishing product, rather than a skin medication. The best candidates for this cosmetic procedure are people with fine wrinkles not caused by brittle skin. If you have damaged skin due to overexposure to environmental factors, such as the sun, you may want to consider a different type of cosmetic treatment.


Juvéderm injections are non-allergenic; therefore, almost everyone is a good candidate. You still need to consult a specialist/doctor and have realistic expectations as to what the procedure can achieve. It can be very effective if you want to reduce wrinkles, augment your lips, improve your overall appearance, and slow down the effects of aging.


Many patients consider this treatment to be better than Botox and collagen injections. Sometimes, your aesthetician may recommend a combination of treatments to help you achieve the look you desire. The best candidates for Juvéderm are people in good health. You also need to stick to an overall wellness plan, which includes both emotional and physical aspects of good health.


Are You a Good Candidate for Botox?


Good candidates for this procedure are adults with thin wrinkles around the mouth. These wrinkles are more noticeable when they make certain facial expressions, such as frowning. When people frown, horizontal skin folds and wrinkles often form on the forehead. As muscles contract, they relax skin in certain areas and pull the skin in a particular direction. These frown and smile lines often appear near the eyes, in the center of the forehead, and to the right and left of the lips.


Botox is neither a chemical treatment nor does it draw moisture to fill out an area of the face. You are a good candidate for Botox treatment if you have severe or moderate facial wrinkles. You also need to have good health, in addition to having realistic expectations. Furthermore, your wrinkles need to be in areas of your face where Botox can treat them. These include areas such as the forehead, between or around the eyes, or the neck.


If you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any Botox ingredient, however, you may not be a good candidate. You should also avoid undergoing Botox if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, or if you have a skin infection at the planned injection site. Furthermore, people with nerve or muscle conditions, such as ALS, should avoid this treatment.


To learn more about Botox and Juvéderm, contact Perkins Dental Care in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at  (225) 398-3282 to schedule an appointment.

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