BOTOX® and Juvéderm
Have you recently looked in the mirror and noticed fine lines and wrinkles that seemed to pop up overnight? Most of our wrinkles come from expressions we make hundreds of times each day. Smiling, laughing, and deep concentration can all cause creasing around your lips, eyes, and on your forehead. We recommend, however, that you laugh and smile freely! After all, those are some of the greatest joys in life!
Some people feel that wrinkles add character, but if you are not one of those people and you want a solution that reduces or eliminates wrinkles that make you feel self-conscious, we can help!
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable cosmetic solution made from onabotulinum A, a neurotoxic protein that works by relaxing your facial muscles in order to allow the smoothing of your skin.
McCook dentist Dr. Kaitlin Haag will identify areas in your face with particularly strong muscle expression and make a small mark to guide their injections. Main areas include the “crow’s feet” just around the corner of each eye, the feathering at the corners of your mouth from smiling, and the area between the eyebrows known as the “angry 11” that form when concentrating or squinting.
The injections themselves are mild and deliver BOTOX® into your muscle tissue. Over the next few days to two weeks, it will gradually relax your muscles. As BOTOX® takes effect, your skin will develop a smoother and more youthful appearance. Don’t worry, you will still be able to smile and express yourself!
BOTOX® for TMJ Treatment
If you experience jaw pain, we can use the benefits of BOTOX® to provide you with relief. By injecting BOTOX® into your strong jaw muscles, we can reduce the force that you exert while clenching or grinding your teeth. This is especially effective for patients who use BOTOX® in conjunction with a nightguard to protect your teeth from damage due to a clenching and grinding habit.
Many patients find relief from facial tension, headaches, and even migraines with the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Side effects are minimal and may include slight bruising. Most people report that bruising dissipates within a few days. The effects last for approximately 3 to 4 months, when we can repeat treatment. Best results occur with long-term use.
Juvéderm Dermal Filler
Juvéderm is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, and delivered via injection in order to fill in moderate to deep wrinkles around the eyes, lips, nose, and to add volume to lips. Dermal fillers do just that – fill out the appearance of the face and reduce folds, feathering, and wrinkles.
Our dentists will deliver the Juvéderm filler into an area and massage it into your tissue to smooth the appearance of wrinkles or grooves. Juvéderm can last between 3 to 6 months. Bruising can occur as well as slight discomfort for several hours after treatment, but will gradually disappear and are generally mild.
To Learn More about BOTOX® or Juvéderm, Contact Us
We look forward to helping you feel great about yourself at SW Nebraska Dental Center. Schedule a cosmetic consultation to learn more!