Dr. David Rever, your dentist in Silver Spring, MD, is uniquely qualified to perform strategic treatment with Botox and dermal fillers. Dentists are specially trained in both the muscles and bones of your head and neck, as well as working precisely in difficult areas. Learn more about the facial aesthetics offerings at our office.
Botox is well-known for being utilized to reverse the signs of aging. These include fine lines and wrinkles, frown and laugh lines, crow’s feet, and deep furrows around the brow area. Botox works because it’s made from a neurotoxin. This toxin paralyzes muscles temporarily, causing them to be unable to contract. Your skin then looks softer, smoother, and younger.
At Advanced Total Dental Care, we offer Juvederm as our chosen dermal filler. Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies. This is what keeps our skin looking full and hydrated when we’re young. Juvederm helps restore that volume to your face and brings back that youthful glow.
Juvederm is used to bring back volume to all areas of the face, including the lips. It’s also used for smile lines around the mouth and nose. Regardless of the area you’re looking to treat, bringing the volume back to your face will also help with any lines or wrinkles you have in the same area.
The Process for Botox and Dermal Fillers
First, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Rever to discuss the cosmetic goals you have for your face. He can help make sure that the treatment or treatments we offer are the right ones for you. He’ll determine the number of injections that you’ll need depending on the areas that you’d like treated and the results that you’re expecting.
The procedure itself will take about 30 minutes to complete. An anesthetic will be applied to the skin in the areas where the injections will be administered. You should only feel a slight pinch. Dr. Rever uses extremely thin needles to minimize the pain felt during the injection.
As for side effects, you’ll probably notice redness, some tenderness, and swelling around the injection sites. This should only last for a few days. You’ll see the results develop over the upcoming weeks.
One of the reasons that Dr. Rever offers these particular treatments is that, for Botox especially, the results last for about six months. This means that it’s convenient for you to be able to schedule a touchup for your facial treatment and your regular dental checkup at the same time. This minimizes the number of trips you have to make to the office.
Facial Treatment at Your Dentist in Silver Spring, Maryland
Dermal fillers and Botox can be used for facial rejuvenation and to accent your beautiful smile. If you’re interested in this treatment, call us today! We can schedule appointments to conveniently coincide with your regular dental checkups and cleanings.