I can hear you now. “Don’t Botox and dermal fillers procedures belong in a specialist office, like a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist?” While dermatologists and plastic surgeons were the first healthcare providers to integrate Botox into their offices that does not make these “specialty” procedures specific to them by any means.
Actually most dentists routinely inject in the same areas where Botox and dermal fillers are injected for cosmetic results. The only difference is that Botox and dermal fillers are extra-oral injections.
Dentists are actually the best professionals to deliver these applications because they are the best injectors around. They inject anesthetic for a living and know how to make these injections comfortable, quick, and relatively painless for their patients.
Both Dr. Delapp and Dr. Parsons have successfully completed the Botox and dermal filler course at the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, recognized as the #1 training institute in the US. It offers the most hands-on and one-on-one training available to healthcare professionals.
Botox and Dermal Fillers for Cosmetic Enhancement
Botox acts a muscle relaxant. In 3 to 10 days after treatment, the skin above these relaxed muscles becomes nice and smooth. It can smooth facial wrinkles between the eyes, the corners of the eyes and around the lips. The effects will last for approximately 3 to 4 months.
Dermal fillers are injected beneath the skin surface to replace lost volume, creating a fuller, younger look. The effect lasts 6 to 12 months.
Either of these procedures can be done in a quick and comfortable 5 to 15 minute visit.
Botox for Clinical Use
Botox can be used in a variety of ways in a dental office. Often it is used as a minimally invasive way to reduce the intensity of muscle contractions that contribute to TMJ and facial pain and can give patients significant relief.
It can also be used to relieve bruxism (grinding the teeth), enhance the healing environment after implant surgery and to treat “gummy smile”.
Is it Safe?
Botox treatments are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. The most common dermal fillers used are made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. When the effects of Botox and dermal fillers are gone, they are gone completely with no residue or after effects present.
We will be hosting some very special Botox parties at our practice very soon. We hope you’ll be able to join us for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Please share this post with your friends and invite them to pamper themselves also.
Contact us or call us at (303) 694-9740 to learn more about how our Highlands Ranch dentists can help you find a more beautiful and healthy smile with Botox and dermal fillers and about our next Botox event.