According to numerous studies, the smile is the first thing people notice and one of the most significant factors that impacts a first impression. In fact, an employment poll indicated people with attractive smiles are more likely to be hired or promoted. With statistics like these in mind, more patients than ever before are investing in improving their smiles with cosmetic dentistry services. However, when it comes to taking steps toward improving their overall facial appearance, many patients still aren’t sold. At the Sacramento dental office of Scott Grivas III, DDS, we offer a wide range of cosmetic services including Botox and dermal fillers. If you’ve invested in a flawless smile, we invite you to consider setting off your gorgeous new smile with smooth, youthful skin. If you want to find out more, contact our knowledgeable dental team to schedule your cosmetic consultation today. We’ll examine your skin and help you make the most of Botox, dermal fillers, and our full range of cosmetic dentistry options.
Why Visit a Dentist for Botox
Dentists have years of advanced training and experience that allows them to safely administer both Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Because they understand the interworkings of oral and facial structures, they are much less likely to injure patients during the treatment process. Additionally, dentists are capable of providing more precise results.
Botox is a naturally occurring protein that blocks unconscious and unnecessary nerve and muscle movements. These treatments were initially developed to help patients with muscle spasm to experience significantly reduced pain and improved function. Medical researchers soon discovered this treatment could be used for a wide range of other services including relieving headaches and restoring jaw movement for TMJ sufferers. They also realized that regular Botox injections reduced the unconscious movements of facial muscles that lead to wrinkles and fine lines over time. Botox is used to treat fine lines around the eyes, and with just a few painless injections, patients will look ten years younger almost instantly.
As we age, our body produces less collagen and loses elasticity. This leads to changes in facial shape and wrinkles. For patients with deep set wrinkles around the mouth and nose, dermal fillers may be a good solution. They are applied by injecting these biologically safe fillers under the skin. Then, the skin is smoothed to create a flawless, wrinkle free appearance that will knock ten years off your perceived age.
Maintaining Your Results
If you choose to receive Botox injections or dermal fillers, you will need to keep a regular retreatment schedule to maintain your results. Botox injections will likely need to be touched up every three or four months. The results of dermal fillers also begin to degrade overtime, and you will need to schedule regular retreatment. Every patient’s dermal filler will need to be applied at a difference pace, so keep an eye on your facial volume and shape, and contact the office as soon as you notice changes.