Would you like to turn back the clock on aging to complete your smile makeover? Would you like to explore your treatment options for those visible facial lines and wrinkles? Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry can provide Botox® Cosmetic and dermal fillers to meet your cosmetic goals.
Millions of people use Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane to relax and smooth their facial appearance while still having freedom of natural expression. Smooth facial folds, reduce wrinkles, and quickly enhance your lips and smile with Botox® Cosmetic and dermal fillers in our Baltimore dental office.
Why Choose the Dentist for Botox?
The field of dentistry has recently embraced the use of Botox® and dermal fillers such as Juvederm as a part of their services. As a dentist, Dr. Lazer has an in-depth knowledge of the muscles, nerves, and structure of the face and neck. This enables him to strategically place the injections for the best possible outcome. An outcome that is natural-looking and comfortable.
Patients also enjoy the added convenience of being able to receive touch-up treatments a couple of times a year as needed during routine dental care visits. Dr. Lazer can monitor the effects of your treatments and make recommendations for maintaining your results over time.
Botox & Dermal Fillers: What to Expect
Dr. Lazer meets with patients for a thorough assessment of their skin condition and health, cosmetic goals, and to discuss expected results. Placing Botox and dermal filler injections is a relatively simple process for our doctors. Dr. Lazer will gently place the injections beneath the skin surface using a micro-needle. With the local anesthetic numbing the face, most patients experience little to no discomfort during the process.
Once complete and the anesthetic wears off, you can resume your daily activities. Minor redness or tenderness and swelling at the injection site is common and typically dissipates in the first 24 hours. Results will begin to be noticeable after a couple of days. You can expect to see a gradual change and improvement in the treated area over the first couple of weeks following treatment.*
How Does Botox Work?
Botox helps add volume and smooth fine lines and wrinkles on the face. This treatment is especially helpful for reducing frown lines by relaxing the underlying muscles. Over time due to natural facial expressions we can create more “permanent” lines where we frown, smile or squint. This is partially due to over-contracted muscles.
However, all of these muscles are able to relax after a Botox injection. Botox works by blocking nerve impulses from being sent to the muscles. This prevents wrinkles from forming on the skin because it weakens or paralyzes muscles that contract and make wrinkles form.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers restore lost volume beneath the skin to fill in wrinkles and other facial lines. Dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance we find in the human body. We lose elasticity and volume as our natural collagen production decreases as we age, and as a result of lifestyle habits and environmental exposure.
By injecting dermal fillers, we give a “boost” to existing collagen and stimulate your natural production of collagen to improve skin tone. Dermal fillers immediately start to swell up and plump the skin. The result is a fuller, smoother look.
Facial Treatment FAQs
How long does Botox or dermal fillers last?
Botox can last for 3-6 months*, depending on the area treated and the overall condition of your skin. Dermal fillers can last longer, with some patients maintaining their results for up to 18 months*. Dr. Lazer will recommend touch-up treatment visits at his Baltimore office if you would like to extend results.
Am I a candidate for Botox or a dermal filler?
Most patients are candidates for these facial esthetic treatments. Dr. Lazer will discuss your medical history and goals prior to placing any injections to ensure your health and safety.
What not to do after getting dermal fillers?
After getting dermal fillers patients should avoid exposing the area to very hot or cold temperatures, excessive pressure, strenuous exercise, alcohol, and smoking. It is key to avoid doing certain things that could cause complications or make the filler less effective. These include:
- Going into hot environments which can cause dehydration and increase swelling.
- Doing anything that causes bruising or trauma to the area where the doctor injected the dermal fillers.
- Smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, both of which can thin the blood and affect healing time.
Can I wash my face after dermal fillers?
After getting dermal fillers it is important that patients avoid touching their face for at least 6 hours post procedure. You can use a gentle cleanser or moisturizer, but you should do this carefully and in moderation.
*Results may vary