Botox Cosmetic - An Overview
With repeated expressions over the years, facial folds, wrinkles, and lines begin to appear. Botox is a neuromodulator that visibly reduces expression-induced or dynamic wrinkles by temporarily blocking muscle movement when injected into targeted areas.
Botox Cosmetic is FDA-approved for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe forehead wrinkles, frown lines (lines between the eyebrows), and crow's feet (fine lines around the eyes). It's also effective in treating under-eye lines, smile lines, and marionette lines (wrinkles at the corners of the mouth). Botox can help to relax muscles above the upper lip, allowing the lip to appear more full and aiding in reducing what is sometimes referred to as a "gummy smile."
Aside from cosmetic uses, Botox can help relieve symptoms in the jaw muscles that are responsible for clenching and grinding. Botox interferes with the muscle contractions of bruxism that occur due to stress or when you sleep, helping to relieve jaw pain in some people. Due to the varying levels of severity and underlying causes of temporomandibular joint disorder, not everyone is a candidate for this procedure, and other treatment modalities may be recommended instead. Talk with one of our doctors if you are having jaw pain to determine what will work best for you.
Dermal Fillers - An Overview
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body and functions to keep the skin moist and supple. As the years go by, the body produces less of this substance, leading to drier skin, less elasticity, and a loss of facial volume and structure. Additionally, the fat around the cheeks begins to break down, and wrinkles start to appear.
Hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers soften fine lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume. They are used at our office specifically in areas around the mouth, including the lips, nasolabial folds (the folds running from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth), and marionette lines.
At Blue Bridge Dental, we offer a range of Juvéderm fillers by Allergan to address the needs of adults over 21. The type of filler you require will depend on your unique needs.
- Juvéderm Volbella is ideal for smoothing fine lines and shallow lines, correcting perioral lines (vertical lip lines), and adding volume to the lips.
- Juvéderm Ultra XC corrects moderate to severe perioral lines and marionette lines and adds subtle fullness to the lips.
- Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC corrects moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds.
Why Choose a Dentist for Your Botox and Dermal Filler Needs?
Dentists have years of training and have a deep understanding of the anatomy of the face and oral structures. They routinely administer dental anesthetics and are trained to make them comfortable, quick, and relatively painless.
Botox and Dermal Fillers Near Me in Allendale, MI
Dr. Kimmel, our experienced dentist, completed training and is certified through the Aesthetic Medical Educators Training (AMET) in botulinum toxin A and dermal filler administration. She may recommend one or a combination of age-defying treatments to restore your youthful appearance. Call our dental practice at 616-217-3992 to schedule your appointment or request one online today!