Most people have heard of Botox® injections – it is the most popular medical cosmetic treatment performed in the U.S. Both Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic injections that can safely help you look your best at any age. At Southern Oaks Family Dental Care, we want our patients to feel confident and attractive. We offer a variety of cosmetic services for both your smile and face, including Botox treatments and cosmetic dermal filler injections.
Botox Cosmetic is best known for smooth lines and wrinkles, but it is used for many cosmetic treatments. Botox is a neuromodulator that can block nerve signals to the muscles, causing a relaxing effect. Dynamic wrinkles and lines deepen when certain muscles contract. Botox can be used to smooth frown and worry lines on the forehead or diminish crow’s feet by the eyes. Botox treatments can also be effective for fixing a gummy smile or slimming a wide face with masseter (jaw) muscle reduction.
Cosmetic Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers work differently than Botox to improve the appearance of the skin or facial features. There are a wide variety of facial filler injections – many contain hyaluronic acid to add almost instant volume under the skin. Cosmetic dermal fillers are commonly used to help plump under the skin – non-surgical lip augmentation can be accomplished with dermal fillers. Deep smile lines or lost volume in the face can also be treated with facial filler injections.
Both Botox and dermal filler injections can be performed in a quick office visit to our dental center in Baton Rouge, LA. Botox injections last about 3-4 months before they may need to be repeated; dermal fillers can last for several months or longer, depending on the product. There is usually no downtime needed after your cosmetic treatment, and we can perform cosmetic injections with many of your dental appointments.
At Southern Oaks Family Dental Care, we offer a wide variety of dental and cosmetic services for our patients in a comfortable setting. If you are interested in Botox treatments or dermal facial filler injections, we can discuss these services at your next dental checkup or cleaning. Contact our dentist office today to schedule an appointment.