Botox and Fillers
Why Choose a Dentist or Registered Dental Hygienist for Botox and Dermal Fillers?
Dentists and Dental Hygienists are specifically trained in oral and maxillofacial muscles. In fact, Dentists and Dental Hygienists give more injections in the oral and maxillofacial areas than any other medical practitioner that is allowed to deliver Botox and Dermal Fillers.
As a Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Allen has been designing perfect smiles with veneers, crowns and other materials that resemble natural enamel for over 20 years making our patients feel better about the way they look. By offering Botox and fillers, it adds to the overall smile design by reducing wrinkles and plumping up the skin so that patients can have a more youthful appearance.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. This treatment is helpful for reducing frown lines by relaxing the underlying muscles. Over time due to the natural facial expressions, we can create more permanent lines where we smile, frown and squint.
However, with Botox all of these muscles are able to relax. Botox works by blocking nerve impulses from being sent to the muscles. This in turn prevents wrinkles from forming on the skin because it weakens or prevents the muscles that contract and make wrinkles form.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers restore lost volume beneath the skin by filling in the wrinkles and other facial lines. Dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance we find in the human body. As we age, we lose elasticity and volume as our natural collagen production decreases due to lifestyle habits and environmental exposure.
By injecting dermal fillers, we help stimulate your natural production of collagen to improve skin tone and revitalize your face to restore a more youthful glow. Some dermal fillers can last as long as a year, it is a low maintenance service with high rewards!
It’s Not All About Appearances!
Receiving Botox services can also help other areas. It can relieve and reduce pain from bruxism and teeth clenching. If you are waking with frequent headaches, a tight jaw, or soreness in the jaw, head or neck, you may be suffering from bruxism or teeth clenching. Botox injections can help relax the muscles around the mouth and jaw to reduce the symptoms of the bruxing and clenching.
Migraines can significantly impact a person’s daily life. Botox is proven effective for treatment of migraines. Botox is injected in the muscles around the head and neck area that are associated with headache pain. Botox blocks the nerve signals that cause pain thus drastically reducing the frequency of the migraine attacks.