Botox and Juvederm – Podcast Interview with Dr. John R. Vitale- copy

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Topic – Botox/Juvederm

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. John Vitale’s interview on the razorcast™ monthly podcast.  You can either click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below.  Enjoy!

Podcast Interview:

RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you from our razorcast™ studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the United States.

In today’s episode we are speaking with Dr. John Vitale.  Dr. Vitale is the founder of Dr. John R.  Vitale, DMD at Port Liberte, a general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry practice in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has an extensive dental background that began at Iona College and then at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Vitale has been practicing in the area for over 35 years and is currently a member of the International Congress of Implantology. He is also certified in BOTOX® and dermal fillers and he continues his education in the dental field with monthly classes. Dr. Vitale has also had the pleasure of traveling to Honduras and Panama to provide charity dental care to needy patients.

Dr. Vitale is widely considered to be one of the top dentists in the country and he is also a contributing member of our national network of industry professionals.

Today we are going to talk about a very important topic: Botox and Juvederm.

RC: Hi Dr. Vitale, how are you today?

Dr. John Vitale: I’m fine thank you how are you?

RC: I’m doing great, thanks!

Question 1: What is the difference between Botox and Juvederm?

RC: So what is the difference between Botox and Juvederm?

Dr. John Vitale: Well there’s a big difference between Botox and Juvederm. Juvederm is a filler. It’s a gel that the dentist will place in and under your underlying tissue to stretch your tissue and sort of fill in the gaps where you have lines. Botox is a chemical and it’s actually the byproduct of the botulism bacteria and what it does is it causes your nerve endings to become paralyzed for a certain period of time thus relaxing your muscle tissue thus causing the end result of reducing wrinkles in your face and on your forehead and generally places above your nose.

Question 2: What are common areas on the face for Botox and Juvederm injections?

RC: Alright and can you have Botox or Juvederm in any other area besides the eyebrow, the mouth and the lip areas?

Dr. John Vitale: You could have Juvederm around your cheek areas. Botox, you generally apply Botox above the nose line only and not below your nose because of the complexity of the additional nerves that one has in one’s face around the lips and lower areas of your face. Juvederm, we generally do below the nose line and that is to enhance your lips, to remove or diminish the size of the parentheses around your nose and also the marionette lines around your lips.

Question 3: Are there any common side effects associated with these treatments people should be aware of?

RC: Okay and are there any common side effects associated with these treatments that people should be aware of?

Dr. John Vitale: Well yes there are. Not so much with Juvederm, only a very very very rare situation where one is allergic to the gel. But there are more side effects with the Botox and you should really know how to administer it before you get involved with it. Botox, if placed in the wrong areas or not properly placed, could cause a temporary paralyzation of like your eyelids and different things like that. And yes there are side effects like headaches, numbness and some allergic reactions. Not a lot, but some.

Question 4: What can someone expect during their first Botox or Juvederm treatment? How long does the procedure take and what is the recovery like?

RC: Okay well what can someone expect during their first Botox or Juvederm treatment and how long does the procedure take and what is the recovery like? It’s sort of a multi-part question here.

Dr. John Vitale: Well if we’re going to administer Botox, in the first visit let’s say we’re going to be doing the eyes and maybe the brow area – it’s a series of little injections. What we would do is we would place some ice over your face to numb it a little bit so that the needle when administered doesn’t really hurt that much. Just a slight little pinch. But the procedure for let’s say the entire upper portion of one’s face would probably take under a half hour to do. After the procedure, you should probably not do anything strenuous for probably one day –  like exercise or anything like that. You should keep yourself in an upright position and you can administer ice periodically on your face if you’re feeling any discomfort and the discomfort with it is rather minimal. But you can expect that over 24 to 36 hours, you would have the full effect of the Botox and what that generally would mean would be your wrinkles, your crowfeet around your eyes or your lines on your forehead and above your brow would be diminished tremendously.

With the Juvederm, when you inject the patient with the Juvederm generally what we ask them to do is to place their fingers and rotate their fingers over the area that we injected the Juvederm into and that generally causes the Juvederm to dissipate a little bit and stretch out a little bit more than the initial site of injection. And the side effects with that are also are very very minimal. You can probably go exercise, you can do whatever you’d like to do during the course of the day.

Question 5: How soon after a Botox or Juvederm treatment will you see results? And how long do the effects of these treatments last?

RC: Alright and you touched on this a little bit with Botox so my question was going to be how soon after a Botox or Juvederm treatment will you see results and you said with Botox pretty much within 36 hours the full effect takes place. And then how long do the effects of these treatments last?

Dr. John Vitale: Juvederm will probably serve you well for about fourteen months. Botox, not as long. Probably four to six months before it would have to be re-administered.  But Juvederm, over a year.

RC: And with Juvederm, how soon do you see results? Is it the same as Botox?

Dr. John Vitale: Well Juvederm, you see instantaneously, you really do. I mean, again, it’s a gel and what we’re doing there is we’re stretching your tissue and when we inject the Juvederm into the tissue, the instantaneous result is that stretching. So probably almost immediately you will see a very good result and it would get better over the next 24-36 hours also. But probably sooner with the Juvederm than with the Botox.

RC: Well that’s great! That’s all I have for today so thank you so much Dr. Vitale. We know you’re extremely busy so I just want to say thank you for your time and help today.

Dr. John Vitale: Thank you so much for having me.

RC: And for our listeners across the country, if you are interested in speaking with Dr. John Vitale, you can either go online at or call 201-521-9800 to schedule an appointment.

On behalf of our entire team at razorcast™, we want to thank you for listening and we look forward to bringing you more top quality content from our country’s leading industry professionals.

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