Do You Have Questions About Dermal Fillers?

Do You Have Questions About Dermal Fillers?As part of our array of cosmetic treatments, we’re now offering dermal fillers and Botox. You may be surprised to see these treatments available at your dentist’s office, but they can help our patients enjoy improved facial esthetics. Do you have questions about dermal fillers? Would you like to learn more about Botox?

Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers

Question: How do dermal fillers work?

Answer: As we grow older, parts of our face will experience collagen loss, leading to deep lines and wrinkles. A dermal filler, containing hyaluronic acid, is used to fill these places and add volume. Patients then obtain a more youthful visage.

Question: What can they address?

Answer:  We can use them to address nasolabial folds, as well as lines around the nose and mouth. They can also be used to replace lost volume in the cheeks, lifting the lower cheeks in the process. We administer the treatment by injecting it under the skin in these areas. In addition, we can use them to augment the lips or make them appear more even.

Question: How do they differ from Botox?

Answer: Botox is also injected just under the skin, administering a purified protein from the botulinum toxin, but is mainly used to address the wrinkles and lines around the eyes and forehead, such as crow’s feet. We can use both together to help improve facial esthetics.

Question: What other applications do these cosmetic treatments have?

Answer: We can also use Botox to relax the muscles, which helps address the strain behind TMJ disorder. Patients then enjoy a reduced severity of symptoms. If you have any questions about our treatments to address facial esthetics, then please contact out office today. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at (847) 230-9703.