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Ask about Botox and Juvederm for your wrinkle treatment

Botox® injections and dermal fillers are popular methods of wrinkle treatment that can make your complexion appear more youthful, without the need for surgical intervention. At Menard Plastic Surgery, Dr. John Menard offers both Botox® and Juvederm® treatment for wrinkles. Our Tuscaloosa cosmetic plastic surgery office can help you reveal a more youthful complexion with these quick and effective treatments.
What Is Juvederm® and How Does it Work?
Juvederm® is a natural, biodegradable gel that is injected into the skin for the treatment of wrinkles. Juvederm® is sometimes referred to as a dermal filler because of its ability to “fill” fine lines and wrinkles so your skin appears smoother and more youthful. Dermal fillers produce instantly smoother skin. A Juvederm® injection takes just a few minutes, and does not pose a risk for scarring. Results from Juvederm® are natural and can last for up to 12 months
During treatment, Juvederm® is applied directly at the area of deep wrinkles along your lips and mouth. The gel plumps the skin, making wrinkles less and prominent.
Botox® and its Uses
Botox is protein that is naturally produced and is safe for injecting in small amounts. Botox® is injected into the area where a wrinkle is present. The chemical blocks the nerve impulses that cause the muscles beneath the wrinkle to tense. As a result, the muscle stays relaxed, and the wrinkle becomes flatter and less prominent.

Botox® has gained a reputation for being a safe and effective way to treat superficial signs of aging. Problem areas commonly treated with Botox® include:
  • “Crow’s feet”
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead wrinkles 

Which Is Better for Wrinkle Treatment: Botox® or Juvederm®?
Both Juvederm® and Botox® treatment provide visible improvements for your skin’s appearance. However, there are benefits and drawbacks to each wrinkle treatment. It is important that you discuss your needs with Dr. Menard to decide on the cosmetic skin treatment that will best suit your concerns.
Call Menard Plastic Surgery, located just a short distance away from Birmingham, to learn more about getting Juvederm® and Botox® treatment in Tuscaloosa. Click Here to visit our specials page.