Dental Botox and Dermal Fillers

Posted: August 14, 2018 By: Comment: 0

Woman that is receiving a botox injection in her face.

Do you notice fine lines and wrinkles creeping into your appearance over time? Many people look to botox and dermal fillers to get their appearance back, which are both great ways to smooth out lines and wrinkles. However, not enough people go to dentists who have been specially trained in the face and neck muscles. This leaves them at serious risk of having their work done incorrectly or with dangerous substances. Find out how dental botox through a specially-trained dentist is the best kind you can get and what dermal fillers can do for you!

 

A Dentist’s Training

Did you know that dentists must go to school for at least 10 years in order to perform services on patients? Dentists complete 4 years of undergraduate education, where they then must be accepted into dental school. Those schools are very competitive and small, so you have to be the best of the best to attend. Dental school lasts for 4 years, with several years of training, fellowshipping and special programs afterwards. Students can choose to continue on to do orthodontics or they can specialize in areas such as family or general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

 

Now more than ever, seeing the dentist is especially important for patients. Why? Tooth decay, gum disease and oral health diseases are on the rise. The National Institutes of Health reports that tooth decay is the most “chronic, prevalent disease” among children and adults. Gum disease affects at least half of all American adults, which eventually leads to tooth loss if left untreated. These conditions can only be successfully treated with the help of a dentist. There are other services that patients should only get through a dental professional. Those include botox and dermal fillers.

Millions of people use Botox, Juvederm and Restylane to achieve a more relaxed and smooth facial appearance, while still having the freedom of expression. However, many of those people get their botox and dermal fillers from people who are not trained at all to work on a person’s face. This leaves many people with nerve damage and with infections from harmful or toxic substances that are added into cheap botox and dermal filler injections. If you want these services, go to a professional!

 

Close-up view of a person getting an injection in their lip.

Dental Botox

Botox and dermal fillers can be amazing tools for patients who see fine lines and wrinkles creeping into their smiles and other parts of the face. An attractive smile can significantly improve your image and self-confidence. That is why so many people opt for botox and dermal fillers. However, you have to be especially careful with Botox injections.

 

Botox is a solution that patients have injected into their muscles. It is actually a drug that is made from the botulinum toxin. Ingested, it can be deadly. However, when injected into the body in specific ways, it can be quite effective and safe for removing fine lines and wrinkles. With such a delicate substance, you only want Botox injected into your face by a dentist. Dentists have those 10+ years of schooling and are trained to know all the nerves and muscles of your face in-depth. They can do dental botox correctly, whereas it’s a gamble with anyone else you go to.

 

Botox is an FDA-approved purified protein, which is injected into targeted muscles. This substance can temporary block nerve signals that cause muscle movements. That blockage will relax the muscles in that area, getting rid of the wrinkles and fine lines that are there. The full effect of Botox takes 3-5 days and will remain effective for 3-6 months. It only takes a few minutes to perform the injections, and the untreated facial muscles can contract to allow normal expression.

Dermal Fillers

Botox and dermal fillers are very similar, but still different. Dermal fillers help get rid of fine lines, but they also provide volume and fullness to the face that has been lost with age. If you are in middle age or later, you may notice those fine lines and lack of fullness in your own face. This is a normal part of aging. However, you can still keep your youth and vibrance with dermal fillers.

 

When your skin ages, it starts to lose collagen that is filled with hyaluronic acid (HA). Those two substances are the ones responsible for adding structure and volume to your face. When you lose collagen and HA due to age, the skin will start to sag and wrinkle. That is why dermal fillers are so beneficial. These are smooth, injectable gels made from naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid and they can restore the fullness to your face, making you look more youthful.

 

Woman examining her appearance in a dental office.

How Do You Benefit?

When people go to random providers of Botox, who knows what result they will get with their injections! However, when you go to a licensed, dental professional, you can receive amazing benefits to your health and appearance. Dental Botox and dermal fillers can assist with:

  • Headache pain from muscle tension in the face, head and neck
  • Headaches caused by TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
  • Persistent clenching and grinding of the teeth
  • “Gummy” smiles caused by over-retracted upper lips
  • Upside-down smiles because of drooping muscles
  • Lip lines and puckered chins
  • Plus, can help you look younger and more vibrant

Whether you want a better appearance or help for oral health problems, Botox and dermal fillers can help you. Stick to the professionals at Dr. Ania’s office and call (303) 872-9940 for your free consultation!

 

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Dr. Ania Mohelicki

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