Why Should I Get Botox & Fillers?
You deserve to feel confident in your smile and your appearance as a whole. Botox and fillers reduce wrinkles, smooth skin, and restore lost volume, for a natural, youthful look. Botox can even alleviate painful TMJ symptoms in just a single appointment. When it comes to these procedures, go to the experts with in-depth knowledge of facial structures and TMJ pain. Our dentists are highly experienced in changing lives through cosmetic treatments and can’t wait to see you gain the confidence you deserve. Get in touch today to get started!
The Botox & Filler Treatment Process
During your initial consultation, we will work with you with a global care approach. This means looking at your dental and overall health to ensure Botox & fillers are in your best interest. We also take this one-on-one time to account for your desired results, goals, and needs.
Both treatments use a narrow needle to inject targeted areas. For Botox, the neurotoxin is administered to help muscles relax. This reduces wrinkles for a smooth, youthful appearance and also treats pain from teeth grinding. Fillers target desired areas to plump and revive lost volume. Both treatments are relatively quick, taking about 15-30 minutes depending on your unique case.
Once your treatment is complete, you may experience some mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site. This typically subsides within a few hours to a couple of days. You can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment, but we may advise you to avoid strenuous exercise. Be sure to follow the specific aftercare instructions from your dentist.
Botox & Fillers Benefits
Alleviates Facial Pain
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Changing Smiles, Changing Lives
To restore this patient's smile back to its true form, Dr. Yousef placed several implants. Dr. Yousef then completed mounted models as well as provisional crowns and final crowns.
Crowns and Bridges
Dr. Johnson placed 6 upper anterior crowns, completely restoring this patient's severely decayed and broken smile.
This patient came to Dr. Johnson with an upper partial and a variety of ill fitting and failing crowns. A set of snap-in dentures on the patient's upper arch restored their health to its peak form.
Broken and missing teeth kept this patient from smiling with confidence. Dr. Johnson was able to renew the natural form and function of their smile with a set of snap-in denutres on their upper arch.
Before coming to our office, this patient struggled with failing teeth, recession, and bone loss. With a set of upper and lower snap-in dentures, Dr. Johnson was able to completley restore their smile.Before coming to our office, this patient struggled with failing teeth, recession, and bone loss. With a set of upper and lower snap-in dentures, Dr. Johnson was able to completley restore their smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Since Botox blocks nerve signals to the muscles, it takes time to fully take effect. Results will become apparent 2-5 days after the injection and generally last for 4-6 months.
Fillers are typically visible immediately after the injection. However, the full results may not appear until any swelling or bruising subsides, which typically takes a few days to a week. Additionally, fillers take time to settle into their final position, touch-ups may be used to achieve your maximum desired results!
Overall, while the effects of Botox and fillers are not always instant, they are relatively quick treatments and provide noticeable improvements in your appearance with little to no downtime!
The dentists at South Hills Dental Arts have gone through specialized training that gives them in-depth knowledge about facial anatomy. This makes them uniquely qualified to administer Botox and fillers because they know how facial movements and muscles impact your overall look.
Additionally, receiving Botox and fillers can be a great enhancement to a cosmetic dental procedure, improving both your smile and facial aesthetic. This saves you time as you can get your cosmetic treatments done all in one place!
Yes, it is perfectly safe to get Botox and fillers at the same time. In fact, many patients choose to combine these treatments to achieve optimal results. Botox and fillers work in different ways to address different concerns, so combining them can provide a comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Botox is a neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles and fine lines. It is commonly used to smooth out forehead lines, crow's feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows. On the other hand, fillers are injectable substances that add volume to areas of the face that have lost volume or need enhancement. They can be used to plump up the lips, fill in deep lines and wrinkles, and restore youthful contours.
By combining Botox and fillers, you can address both dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement and static wrinkles caused by volume loss. This can result in a more balanced and natural-looking rejuvenation.
The main difference between fillers and Botox lies in their mechanism of action and the concerns they address.
Botox, as mentioned earlier, is a neuromodulator. It temporarily blocks the nerve signals that cause muscle contractions, thereby relaxing the muscles and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is most effective for treating dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that form as a result of repetitive muscle movements. These include forehead lines, crow's feet, and frown lines.
On the other hand, fillers are substances that add volume to the face. They can be made from various materials, such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid. Fillers are used to plump up areas that have lost volume or need enhancement, such as the lips, cheeks, and nasolabial folds. They can also be used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles.
While Botox targets the muscles that cause wrinkles, fillers address volume loss and provide a more youthful appearance by restoring the natural contours of the face. Both treatments are highly effective but target different concerns, which is why they are often used together to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
The duration of Botox and filler results can vary depending on the individual and the specific product used. Generally, the effects of Botox last around 3 to 4 months. Over time, the treated muscles gradually regain their movement, and wrinkles may reappear. To maintain the desired results, follow-up treatments are recommended every few months.
Fillers, on the other hand, can provide longer-lasting results. The duration of filler results can range from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. Some fillers stimulate collagen production, which can extend the longevity of the results even further.
It's important to note that individual results may vary, and factors such as metabolism, lifestyle, and the specific treatment area can influence how long the results last. To maintain the desired results, periodic touch-up treatments are usually recommended.
In conclusion, combining Botox and fillers can be a powerful strategy for achieving comprehensive facial rejuvenation. While Botox targets dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement, fillers address volume loss and provide a more youthful appearance. The results of these treatments can last for several months, and periodic touch-up treatments are recommended to maintain the desired results. If you're considering Botox and fillers, consult with a qualified and experienced practitioner who can assess your unique needs and provide personalized treatment recommendations.