YOU MAY BE ASKING WHY A DENTIST WOULD BE USING BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS?

botoxBAWe in the dental profession inject more and have a more extensive background than most health care professionals. Dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvederm, require numbing in the mouth to eliminate pain while injecting to plump out the depressed areas of the face. As cosmetic dentists we are also very esthetically minded so we naturally look at the entire face to obtain the most pleasing result.

WHAT IS BOTOX?

botoxWe in the dental profession inject more and have a more extensive background than most health care professionals. Dermal fillers require numbing in the mouth to eliminate pain while injecting to plump out the depressed areas of the face. As cosmetic dentists we are also very esthetically minded so we naturally look at the entire face to obtain the most pleasing result.

HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?

Over time as we age, and as we subject our skin to the sun and pollution and smoke the skin looses its elasticity. When muscles contract the skin droops with the underlying muscle and wrinkles develop. Botox is used for the upper part of the face and dermal fillers are used to fill in the depressions on the lower part of the face. Therefore frown lines, forehead furrows, eye lines (crow’s feet), lip (smoker) lines, down-turned mouths and dimple chins can be treated by botox since these lines develop under active muscle contraction

WHAT IS JUVEDERM?

juvedermJuvederm is an injectable gel implant made out of hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar that bolsters skin elasticity, providing a smooth and supple appearance. Over time the body’s natural hyaluronic acid becomes depleted and this supplements it.

HOW DOES JUVEDERM WORK?

Transparent Juvederm gel is injected with a syringe under the skin of the face to fill out deep wrinkles and folds. The most common areas treated are the nasio-labial fold (between the nose and the lip) and the “Marionette” lines at the corners of the mouth.
Juvederm improves your appearance by lifting and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. After six to nine months, the compound is absorbed into the body.