Dr. Leah Butler is a local provider of Botox and has the training and certification to administer this facial rejuvenation treatment to the patients of Butler Family Dentistry in Strongsville, OH. Botox and dermal fillers can seem like unusual things for a dentist to offer, but dentists have studied and trained in precision for Botox and dermal fillers treatment. Dr. Leah Butler of Butler Family Dentistry discusses the perks of getting these treatments from your dentist and what they can treat.
What are Botox and Dermal Fillers?
Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They are also used to treat conditions such as TMJ disorders, neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder, and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.
Botox is typically used to take care of things like frown lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. It does this by impacting the muscles that contract when you do certain actions, leading to wrinkles in those areas that are moved the most. When Botox is injected, those muscles are laid flat and smooth instead of contracting.
Dermal fillers are used to combat the effects of aging as well. As we get older, our skin loses collagen, causing the skin to sag and us to lose the fullness of our cheeks and other areas. Fillers give you back the fullness in these areas and can help get rid of wrinkles and lines that are caused by the diminishing collagen and fullness in the skin.
Why Should I Receive Botox and Dermal Fillers?
Dr. Butler has a unique and in-depth understanding of the musculoskeletal structure of the face. She can place injections strategically to minimize discomfort and maximize your results.
Botox targets the underlying muscle structure where muscle contraction and tension increase the visibility of lines and wrinkles. The injections relax the muscles and allow the skin to appear flatter and smoother as a result.
Dermal fillers can address lines and wrinkles around the lips, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Dr. Butler is skilled at numbing the area for a comfortable treatment and natural-looking result.
Botox and dermal fillers can be a good addition to a complete cosmetic dentistry makeover. If you are having a smile makeover, you want to do everything you can to make your smile stand out. Whether it is making sure the fullness is still in your cheeks or eliminating pesky smile lines, Dr. Butler can use these tools to give you the best smile makeover possible.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Results from a Botox treatment should last for at least four months before you begin to see fine lines becoming slightly more visible. Some patients may enjoy longer-lasting results depending on the severity of their lines or wrinkles and the overall condition of their skin.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Juvederm can last for a year or more when used to “plump” the lips or reduce the appearance of lines around the nose or mouth. Restylane typically lasts 6-12 months. As with Botox, Dr. Butler can provide the convenience of touch-ups when you come in for routine dental care.
Do you have fine lines and wrinkles that are becoming more noticeable with age? Experiencing pain with neck spasms, TMJ disorders, or chronic migraines? Call or go online to schedule a consultation today.