Do you have wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, and other parts of your face that make you feel self-conscious? These lines are a natural result of years of making facial expressions, talking, and smiling, but unfortunately, they can make you appear much older than you actually are. At Pinnacle Dental, we can help you enjoy a healthy, youthful smile without the wrinkles thanks to treatments like Botox and Juvederm! These easy, safe, and quick facial services can turn back the clock on your appearance and help you feel great about smiling once again. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation and discover if Botox or Juvederm is right for you!
Botox is short for botulinum toxin. Don’t let the word “toxin” worry you! Botulinum toxin has been highly tested and demonstrated as safe to use. When it is injected into overworked and tense facial muscles, it relaxes them. This smooths out the wrinkles they cause and relaxes the areas. Botox also “freezes” these muscles to help prevent wrinkles from returning.
To begin your Botox treatment, we’ll first dilute the botulinum toxin in saline solution and put it in a syringe. A quick, virtually painless injection into the pre-planned areas of your face is all it takes to make a noticeable difference! Depending on how many injections you’d like, it may take 20 minutes to an hour to complete your treatment.
Like Botox, Juvederm is used to smooth out the skin and erase wrinkles. However, while Botox is used to relax and “freeze” facial muscles that cause wrinkles, Juvederm is placed underneath the skin to fill in facial features and reduce sagging skin. This injectable dermal filler is typically use for specific wrinkles or issues, such as folds between the nose and mouth, wrinkles between the mouth and chin, and frown lines.
Juvederm uses a natural material called hyaluronic acid, which replaces lost collagen and restores volume when placed beneath the skin at certain depths. It is administered via small, practically painless injections just beneath the top layer of skin to revitalize the area.
If you don’t like the wrinkles or lines on your face, you are likely a good candidate for Botox or Juvederm. These versatile treatments can be used to address a wide variety of cosmetic issues you may be struggling with, such as:
You may not be a good candidate if you are pregnant or if you have a neuromuscular disease or skin disorder. The best way to see if Botox or Juvederm can help you truly achieve a smile that you will be excited to show off, give us a call today to schedule your consultation!