To Salem Medical Center physician James Hubbs, DO, performing Botox and Juvederm injections is more than just a simple procedure that gets rid of wrinkles.
“There’s an art to it,” he said. “Most patients just want their lines smooth, but there’s so much more that can be done.”
Dr. Hubbs, a primary care physician who is board certified in family medicine, has been performing Botox and Juvederm injections for years.
Botox Cosmetic, or onabotulinumtoxinA, and Juvederm – a hyaluronic acid gel that is a naturally occurring substance in the skin – are both injectable fillers that smooth wrinkles.
“Botox is injected into the muscle,” he explained. “It stuns the muscle and keeps it from contracting.”
Most of his patients want wrinkle reduction on the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Botox can also be used to raise the eyebrows without a facelift, and to smooth the tiny lines that develop around the mouth.
“As we get older, the collagen and fat slides down due to gravity,” he said. “Botox and Juvederm can help without the cutting, stitches, and pain of a facelift.”
Dr. Hubbs said the process of injecting and shaping Juvederm can be used to perform a liquid nose job, shape a jaw line, round the temple area, and remove wrinkles in other parts of the body including the chest.
“It’s like sculpting,” he said. “It’s artistic. There’s so many different things you can do with it.”
In addition to smoothing the wrinkles with Botox, Dr. Hubbs can use Juvederm to plump lips and fill in deepening lines around the nose and mouth.
“Juvederm fills in areas that have regressed from weight loss or aging,” he said.
The most requested areas for Juvederm are the lips and Nasolabial folds – the areas on either side of the nose.
“Some patients want the big Kardashian lips, and some just want definition and to eliminate the wrinkles,” he said. “We can also turn the lip up a bit to make it look bigger. We really can do whatever you want.”
The Botox and Juvederm injection process involves a tiny needle, smaller than those used in an IV, blood draw or what’s used for injecting insulin.
“It doesn’t really hurt,” he said. “And it’s good and bad that it’s not permanent. Botox is gone in three months, and Juvederm lasts for nine months to a year. But there’s an enzyme that will break down the Juvederm so if you don’t like it, we can remove it.”
Dr. Hubbs said performing the injections is very rewarding because his patients “love it,” and he enjoys seeing them feel so good about themselves.
“Patients arrive in a good mood, excited for the procedure, and are thrilled when they leave,” he said, adding that many of his clients continue to come back for more injections.
Dr. Hubbs is located at Woodstown Primary Care, 66 East Avenue in Woodstown. For more information about Botox or Juvederm injections, call 856-624-4319.