Did you know that you can receive Botox and fillers in West Salem, WI, when you visit our dental practice? Dr. Jim Allen and Dr. Mark Mueller have completed extensive training in giving injections that help to smoothen wrinkles and fine lines, add plumpness to cheeks and lips, and several other services that fall under the umbrella of Botox and fillers. Now that you know how easy it is to improve your appearance, the only question left is which treatment is right for you.
What is Botox?
Short for botulinum toxin, Botox is a type of bacteria that would normally be harmful to humans. However, scientists have removed only the helpful portion of the bacteria that temporarily paralyzes muscles. Botox has been useful in the treatment of spasticity, muscle weakness, and other neurological conditions. The Food and Drug Administration approved Botox for aesthetic use more than 20 years ago.
The most common uses of Botox for cosmetic purposes include treatment of dynamic muscles around the mouth and eyes and reducing frown lines and crow’s feet. Since Botox blocks the muscles from receiving nerve impulses, they cannot contract and create wrinkles. Botox can also help relieve bruxism pain, which is an oral condition caused by chronic clenching of the jaw.
What are Fillers?
Also known as dermal fillers, this cosmetic treatment adds volume to the cheeks, lips, and other areas of the face. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that stimulates the natural production of collagen. People naturally lose collagen as they age, and dermal fillers give the body the boost it needs to begin creating it again. The results of both Botox and fillers typically last several months before you need to repeat the procedure.
Interested in learning more about Botox and fillers in West Salem, WI? Contact Allen Dental today to request a consultation.