Cosmetic dentistry is more than just a smile — a true smile makeover takes all of your facial details into account to give you natural, predictable results. Dentists are highly trained in facial anatomy, and with additional training in Botox administration, your dentist can help you enhance the natural beauty of your face alongside your healthy smile. Botox and dermal fillers can help enhance your smile makeover by reducing lines around the lips, lines around the mouth and nose, and even the jowls and chin. Dr. Brent Engelberg is a Arlington Heights, IL dentist administering Botox to patients looking to enhance their natural look.
Can Dentists Administer Botox?
In order to become a “Botox dentist” in Illinois, a dentist must be in good standing. Dr. Engelberg has undergone extensive training and certification to administer Botox® Cosmetic for patients seeking a more youthful appearance. He is also an experienced cosmetic dentist trained by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Is Botox FDA-approved?
Botox is FDA approved to temporarily treat wrinkles and has been used for cosmetic purposes for nearly 20 years. Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and in the forehead that cause deep expressive lines. The results of Botox can last up to four months. Botox is also FDA approved for the temporary relief of headaches and can be used to alleviate TMJ pain.
How Does Xeomin Work?
XEOMIN® is a Botox alternative for the treatment of frown lines. FDA approved Xeomin temporarily freezes the muscles that cause frown lines. Frown lines are formed as you age by the repeated use of glabellar muscles. Xeomin is designed to stop the movement of these muscles to help decrease the visibility of lines between the brow.
AH Smiles Botox and Xeomin
If you are interested in receiving Botox or fillers from AH Smiles, let us know at your next appointment. Dr. Engelberg can evaluate your situation and discuss your cosmetic goals with you. In some cases, we can administer the treatment at the same visit, or you can schedule an appointment at another convenient time.
All patients are different, but many patients can see an immediate difference in the appearance of wrinkles and deep expression lines. Botox can take 2 weeks to fully take effect, and results last around four months. Xeomin treatment generally takes about 10-20 minutes and results are seen as early as 3-4 days after treatment. Most patients enjoy results for up to 3 months. After treatment, you may experience some swelling or redness at the injection site, but symptoms should decrease after 24-48 hours.
Schedule your next dental check-up online or call us at (847) 230-9703 to get more information about Botox and fillers. If you’ve been considering a smile makeover, let AH Smiles in Arlington Heights help you achieve your cosmetic goals.