Botulinum neuromodulator, aka Botox®, has long been known as a cosmetic treatment that can transform the appearance of your face. Most often used on the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth, Botox® is a toxin that blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. This prevents the injected muscles from contracting, which helps to smooth out lines and wrinkles that may be present. It also gives the appearance of restored volume and more youthful skin.
Getting Botox® is a quick, simple, and largely painless procedure. It is injected into the specific facial muscles using an ultra-fine needle; this means that no anesthetic is required. Once the treatment is complete, it can take up to fourteen days to see the full effect. The results from the treatment last anywhere from three to six months, and as the muscle returns to full function, the lines begin to reappear. As such, most Botox® patients schedule appointments for treatments several times each year.
Injectable cosmetic treatments, including Botox® & Dermal Fillers, are so popular that around seven million procedures are performed in America every year, and that number is predicted to rise.
How is Botox® & Dermal Fillers used in cosmetic dentistry?
Although considered to be purely a beauty treatment, it may surprise you to know that a growing number of dentists, including Dr. Jayson C. Haws, are now offering Botox® & Dermal Fillers in their practices as a complementary procedure to accompany cosmetic dental work.
Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in the last decade, and there are now more options than ever before from which you can choose to transform your smile. Straighter, whiter teeth that conform to society’s definition of beautiful can help us to feel more attractive, more confident, and more powerful, and those emotions can directly impact our personal and professional lives. The number of people who choose cosmetic dentistry to achieve the smile that they have always dreamed of is growing every year.
The decision to combine cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics makes perfect sense, as both treatments are driven by the patient’s desire for greater facial beauty. Dentists are also trained and well experienced in the art of delivering injections.
Botox® & Dermal Fillers can complement the results of cosmetic dentistry in a number of different ways. Some of the areas in which Botox® can enhance the outcome of a patient’s cosmetic dentistry include:
- Increase the volume of the lips.
- Improve fine lines, which are around the lips and often found in those who smoke.
- Stiffen corners of the mouth that may appear to droop downwards.
- Improve the deep lines that can occur between the nose and mouth (known as the naso labial folds), and the lines that can form between the mouth and chin (known as marionette lines).
If you are considering cosmetic dental treatment, adding Botox® & Dermal Fillers can elevate your new and improved smile to a whole new level. To find out more about how Botox® & Dermal Fillers in Brigham City, Utah, can benefit your smile, and about the other services that we can offer, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team at Haws Family Dentistry.