Botox and Juvederm


Scott Kupetz DMD

Botox and Juvederm are dermal fillers which improve one’s appearance by increasing the volume in one’s face and removing and wrinkles or lines which have come about as one has aged. These types of fillers are not a permanent solution like plastic surgery and will require repeat visits.

Over time, your cheeks may begin to appear flat or even saggy; this loss of volume can be corrected with Juvederm. Juvederm is injected to provide a lift in the cheek area and a natural contour to give you a revitalized and rejuvenated appearance. It can also be used to smooth out “parentheses” lines and folds around your mouth area. These lines are often the result of the skin losing moisture and elasticity; something that not even the best moisturizers and creams can fully fix.

Naturally thin lips can also be a source of insecurity for people. A fuller look can be achieved with the help of Juvederm, especially if their lips have become even thinner as one has aged. There are two options for lips that Juvederm offers- Juvederm Ultra XC create a fuller and more plumped look. Juvederm Volbella XC provides a smoother appearance and adds subtle volume for a more natural looking lift. The effects of Juvederm last about one to two years depending on what you specifically have done. Contact your specialist for more information and to figure out a solution which works best for you.

Botox can also be used for the same cosmetic issues such as crows’ feet; but, it also as a solution to common dental problems. Botox can be injected to help treat high lip lines, lip augmentations, or to help patients with dentures which are having trouble adjusting to them, and other dental issues. It is also a muscle relaxer so it may be used to ease the pain of muscle pain or spasms in the face. The effects of the Botox retain the specific facial muscles which are causing the problems. Because the effects aren’t permanent, you may need repeat treatments if the issues reappear.

Dermal fillers should not be used on women who are pregnant or could become pregnant. Talk to your dentist if you also have any other health conditions which could be affected or worsened by the use of these fillers. Typical side effects include swelling, itching, tenderness, etc. If these or other side effects persist more than a few days, it is important to reach out to your dentist in case there is a more severe issue/ reaction going on. After the procedure, it is crucial to follow the instructions given to you to make sure the injections take effect. Avoid alcohol, over strenuous exercise, and excessive sun exposure which can all counter-act the effects of the injections.

Not all dentists are trained in the use of dermal fillers, but Dr. Kupetz is highly trained and highly experienced in this area. He is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for his patients. Feel free to call with any questions or concerns, or to book an appointment.