BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers in Scottsdale
You trust your dental professional with the most important part of your expressive personality—your face. Your smile is the gateway to communication and likely the first thing other people notice about you.
However, your entire face frames your smile, and BOTOX® and fillers allow your dentist to help you look and feel your best with beautiful facial aesthetics that enhance your healthy smile.
BOTOX and fillers also offer facial pain relief for patients who suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, jaw tension, and migraine headaches.
Whether you’re interested in BOTOX and fillers for cosmetic improvements or to help alleviate pain, put your trust in the Serenity Smiles team. Located in Scottsdale, we proudly serve the greater Phoenix area. Check out our testimonials and check out our stellar reputation for yourself.
BOTOX and Fillers: An Overview
BOTOX and dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite are used for various purposes. BOTOX relaxes muscle fibers by blocking impulses along facial nerves. Facial muscles relax, which stops them from moving your jaw forcefully. BOTOX continues to work even when you’re asleep.
Relieve TMJ Pain
TMJ pain and many migraine headaches are caused by jaw clenching and teeth grinding, so pain relief often comes very quickly to patients who visit our office for BOTOX and fillers. Other medical applications for BOTOX include helping patients adjust to dentures or retraining facial muscles after a procedure.
Smooth Facial Wrinkles with BOTOX
The effect of relaxing muscle fibers in the face also provides patients with many cosmetic benefits. BOTOX is commonly used to smooth facial wrinkles between the eyes, on the forehead, and at the corners of the eyes. These are areas where many people hold tension in their faces, which causes wrinkles to develop.
Dermal Fillers Add Lost Facial Volume
Dermal fillers add volume to the face in areas where collagen loss causes wrinkles to deepen. Fillers are injected under the skin, eliminating wrinkle lines and making the area appear fuller. In turn, you feel more attractive, younger, and experience improved confidence.
How BOTOX and Fillers Work
If you’ve never visited a dentist for BOTOX or dermal filler injections, you likely have a few questions.
How Long Does It Take to Get BOTOX?
Your treatment is unique to you, but most BOTOX treatments take from 15 to 30 minutes. If you require more injections to get the results you want, it may take a little longer. When your dentist performs your initial exam, they will be able to tell you how long your procedure will take.
Do BOTOX and Filler Injections Hurt?
Pain is something we all experience differently, so there is no way to know how you will experience your injection; however, most patients feel little to no pain. If you’re more prone to pain, we can administer a numbing cream in the area before the injection is given.
One of the greatest advantages of choosing a dentist for BOTOX and dermal filler injections is that we are facial experts. We know exactly where to place the injection to maximize its effectiveness and minimize your discomfort.
How Long Do the Effects of BOTOX and Fillers Last?
BOTOX and fillers usually remain effective for three to four months. Many patients schedule their injections to coincide with routine checkups.
What Can I Expect After I Get BOTOX and Fillers?
After receiving BOTOX or dermal fillers, you can resume your usual daily activities. Most patients experience numbness, swelling, or mild bruising but these effects almost always disappear in under 24 hours. You can apply an ice pack to any tender areas around injection sites as it often helps with these minor side effects.
Avoid rubbing or touching facial areas treated with BOTOX or dermal fillers to reduce unwanted side effects. You should also avoid demanding physical activity, blood-thinning medications, and alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after your procedure.
First and foremost, talk to your dental professional about Botox and dermal fillers and make sure they are right for you. Trust the facial experts at Serenity Smiles!
Why Trust a Dentist with BOTOX?
Botox and dermal filler injections are also provided by other health professionals like plastic surgeons and dermatologists, but there are several advantages to using your dentist.
Local Anesthesia for Your Comfort
First, we can provide you with anesthesia to the injection area before the procedure begins. Many patients often complain about the lack of anesthesia when receiving Botox and dermal filler treatments from other health professionals. Second, treatments provided by your dentist are more affordable and far more convenient.
Gentle, Skilled Facial Injections
While injections into facial muscles may seem a little scary, our dental professionals are experts at dealing with the human face. The professional dental team at Serenity Smiles has extensive experience using BOTOX and dermal fillers. Keep in mind that, as dentists, we give patients injections all the time. We know where to place these shots better than any other medical professional.
There is an art to this process, and part of our expertise is making these injections as pain-free as possible. Giving a patient an injection inside the mouth is hardly different from giving one outside of the mouth because we target the same area.
We Care about Facial Aesthetics
Your dentist is a facial specialist. While the health of your smile is always paramount, much of what we do focuses on how you look because nothing makes a smile look better than confidence. BOTOX and dermal filler treatments are yet another way to boost confidence. For many others, they are the best and most effective way to alleviate facial pain.
Learn More about BOTOX and Fillers in Scottsdale
If you have questions about dermal fillers, BOTOX injections, or any service we offer, contact us today for a consultation. At Serenity Smiles, our focus is on making you look and feel your best.
Our dental clinic features state-of-the-art technology and a team of professionals who understand that nobody enjoys going to the dentist. Take a look at our patient testimonials, and you will see that our focus on patient comfort is what sets us apart.
Looking and feeling your best has never been easier!