Botox is a completely sterile protein that acts by temporarily decreasing the contraction force of targeted muscles. Botox binds to the nerve endings and inhibits muscle contraction. Botox softens and smooths dynamic wrinkles of the face. Examples include the forehead wrinkles from a look of surprise, the brow wrinkles from a look of anger, and the crows feet around the eyes from a smile. In addition to cosmetic uses, Botox has also been indicated for therapeutic uses. By decreasing the contraction force of the chewing muscles, Botox can lessen the amount of grinding overnight. Also, Botox can be used to relieve tension headaches and migraines. The effects last anywhere from 3-6 months.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm, also known as a dermal filler, is composed of Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in all living organisms, with the skin housing 56% within the body. This filler provides volume and pliability to skin and plays an crucial role to cell growth. As we age, our skin loses volume. Juvaderm provides volume to areas of our skin such as the lips, nasiolabial folds, and Marionette lines. The effect last anywhere from 4-6 months with the results being visible immediately.
Why in dentistry?
Dentists are in a unique postion in that they are very accustomed and comfortable working in and around a patients facial region. In many circumstances, they are able to be much more understanding and gentle during administration of the products. Dentists are also very well trained in the muscles and nerves of the facial region and are able to provide great anesthesia before administration of fillers.
What is Botox?Botox is a completely sterile protein that acts by temporarily decreasing the contraction force of targeted muscles. Botox binds to the nerve endings and inhibits muscle contraction.