Botox® and Dermal Fillers

 

Close-Up of A Woman Smiling | Bayport DentistA beautiful smile deserves a beautiful and pain free frame.  At Filson Gentle Dentistry we now offer Botox® for treatment of wrinkles and prevention of dynamic smile lines.  We also use Botox® to help treat dental conditions such as Gummy smile, teeth grinding and TMJ/TMD.  Along with Botox® we offer the dermal filler Juvederm to help support or replace natural collagen, elastin and facial volume that is lost with aging.

 

 

Want to know more about Botox®?

Botox® is a safe, FDA approved treatment tool for treating all kinds of cosmetic, dental and medical conditions that has been used for over 50 years. Most commonly Botox® is used to safely relax facial muscles of expression which minimizes lines and prevents the formation of new ones.  All though originally invented for medical purposes, Botox® has found a true niche in being a great way to boost facial esthetics with the most common areas of treatment being: frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases and “gummy Smiles”.

Want to know more about Juvederm (Dermal Fillers)?

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm are a natural way to help correct volume loss in the face cause by the decrease in hyaluronic acid, elastin and collagen that happens as we age.  Juvederm is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural component of skin and connective tissue, which helps to hold water and add volume and shape to faces.   Juvederm is completely natural and totally reversible and is most commonly used to treat wrinkles around the smile, enhance lips, replace volume loss and lift the corners of the mouth.

 

How Long to the treatments last?

After the initial 2 weeks it takes Botox® to reach full effect it tends to last about 3-4 months varying depending on area of treatment and metabolism of the patient.  Regular treatments of the same area will likely lead to decreased amount of Botox® needed to treat the area and a longer effect with the treatments

Juvederm has an immediate effect and has a life span of 6-18 months, again depending on the area treated and the patient.  Dermal fillers such as Juvederm actually stimulate the body production of collagen and increase water retention in the area leading to a natural way to fight signs of aging.

 

Things to consider before treatment

Botox® takes 2 weeks to reach for efficacy and with Juvederm patients can expect mild bruising following treatment that may last 3-5 days.  With this in mind, if you have an event such as a wedding coming up you will want to plan to have treatment done at least 2 weeks prior. 

Certain dietary supplements can increase the risk of bruising after treatment, a full list is available at our office, please take a list if you are considering treatment.

 

Consultations are always free!!  Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have an interest in Botox® or Dermal fillers.  The only bad question is the one you don’t ask.