Studies have shown that a younger appearance builds confidence, makes us feel better about ourselves, and leads to more success in life, careers, and relationships.
Initially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 for two rare eye disorders, Botox today has been approved for 11 other therapeutic indications, including treatment of migraines and cosmetic uses such as treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.
Available for use by doctors worldwide for more than 30 years, Botox is a safe and effective medicine to treat a wide range of issues, including issues found in the dental setting, such as TMJ disorders, chronic migraines, and pain in the orofacial area.
Millions use Botox® to restore a fresher, smoother, more youthful appearance. Treatment takes only a few minutes and typically lasts for about 3 months. In addition, continued use of Botox® will help train your facial muscles to stay relaxed, increasing the therapeutic window. Our doctors at Studio Dental of River Park are certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) to safely and effectively use Botox® to treat migraines and TMJ Disorders.
Within 3 to 5 days, the purified protein released during Botox® treatment allows the treated facial muscles to relax. With the muscles relaxed, the skin above these muscles lays flat, allowing time for the body to heal.
Wrinkles and lines are caused by the consistent motion of these muscles, causing the skin to break when they're over activated. When the skin lays uninterrupted, the body can heal and produce collagen to fill in the voids, and the fine lines and wrinkles disappear. Untreated facial muscles remain unaffected, allowing related facial expressions to function normally.
Botox® allows the muscles typically engaged in habitual and often unconscious activities like clenching and grinding to relax. As the muscles relax, the associated pain is relieved. Left untreated, the muscles that are the source of the pain become stronger with time since each contraction allows them to build their strength. Since 2010, Botox® has been FDA-approved to relieve migraine headaches by allowing these muscles to relax, helping pain virtually disappear finally.
Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical solution to contour and shape your face for a younger-looking you. Results typically last from six months to two years.
As you age, your face loses subcutaneous fat. Dermal fillers are injected beneath your skin to tighten and tone as they fill in fine lines, deep creases and wrinkles for a more youthful look.
Beyond wrinkles, fillers are often used to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, smooth wrinkles and even diminish the appearance of scars.