Botox is FDA-approved, highly purified protein that temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles. It is a safe, effective technique that can dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines, creases, and wrinkles on the face and neck. Wrinkles caused by muscle movement can cause the skin to appear loose and saggy, but Botox can smooth and tighten the skin for a more youthful appearance.
Botox can also help prevent you from grinding your teeth. If you do grind your teeth, you can get Botox in the masseter muscle. You can also prevent headaches and migraines.
When it’s time to have the procedure done, your dentist will clean your teeth. Then, they will inject the Botox into the appropriate areas. Once the procedure is over, you will be able to leave. You will need to avoid touching your face, including rubbing your eyes, for at least 12 hours. The injected product generally takes 3 to 5 days to start working.
After getting Botox, it’s important that you understand how to care for your teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth and gums gently. Avoid eating or drinking anything hot for 24 hours. You also shouldn’t make any sudden or extreme movements for at least 24 hours.
Fillers are a quick and effective way to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, add volume to the cheeks, and fill in deep creases and folds.
There are two main categories of fillers:
Injectable fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, are injected directly into the skin. These fillers are a popular choice for lip augmentation.
Topical fillers, such as Dermal Fillers and Sculptra, are applied directly to the skin. These fillers work on the surface of the skin. Sculptra is a volumizing filler that can last up to three years.
During a filler treatment, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the treatment area. Then, a special gel or material is injected into the treatment area to plump up the area. The gel or material will be massaged into position, and the area may be gently massaged to smooth it out.
The result may last for a few months, so your dentist may schedule follow-up appointments to maintain your appearance.
To learn more about our dental services, you can schedule your appointment with our dentist by calling us at (801) 394-0808 or visiting dentist in Ogden, UT at 548 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404. We will be happy to guide you further.