BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers
Life happens, and as the years go by, you will start to notice the effects that all those smiles, tears, and frowns have on your face and skin. Those barely noticeable lines around your eyes have turned into crow’s feet, marionette lines have developed around your mouth, and your face has lost its youthful fullness and vibrancy.
The effects that a full and happy life has on facial aesthetics are inevitable, but living with them is not. At Blissful Dental Spa, we’ve seen how cosmetic dental treatments restore our patients’ confidence in their appearance. Anti-aging facial treatments like BOTOX® and dermal fillers at our Tallahassee dental office complete the process and create the perfect frame for a stunning smile.
Aesthetic Facial Treatments
Like many people, you may wonder why a dental practice offers facial rejuvenation. However, if you consider their years of training and experience with the anatomy and function of facial muscles, you can see that a dentist is exceptionally qualified to provide this treatment.
Also, when you take into account your dentist’s training and experience in administering comfortable treatments, you can see that dentistry and facial aesthetics are a great fit!
At Blissful Dental Spa, we also offer luxury services like full massages and paraffin hand treatments, so you can time being pampered in a soothing, comforting environment.
BOTOX® Minimizes Lines and Wrinkles
BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that Dr. Chinara Garraway administers in very small, safe quantities to reduce the movement of certain facial muscles. It relaxes and smoothes out lines and wrinkles and helps new one from forming:
- Angry 11 between the eyebrows
- Concentration lines
- Crow's feet
- Bunny lines
- Smile lines
- Gummy smiles
BOTOX® for Gummy Smiles
If you smile and see too much pink because your gums are highly visible, BOTOX® could provide a non-surgical solution to give your grin a more even look and appeal. Administering BOTOX® into the muscles that control the upper lip causes the lip to relax and gently fall a little. This means your upper lip will cover more of the gum tissue and will result in a more balanced-looking smile.
Treatment for TMD (Jaw Disorders) and Some Migraines with BOTOX®
In addition to helping you look younger, BOTOX® is often useful in relaxing the overactive jaw muscles found in people who clench and grind their teeth. Over-worked jaw muscles can cause headaches, facial pain, broken teeth, and fatigue. By administering this muscle-relaxing medication into the powerful jaw muscles, patients often find that their headaches, migraines, and facial tensions reduce.
Chronic teeth grinding can also "build-up" the jaw muscles, just like any muscle you workout regularly, and negatively impact the shape of the face. With long-term use, the look of a "boxy" jaw can also improve.
It can take a week or more to see the full effect of your BOTOX® treatment, and the results can last anywhere from three and six months.
Dermal Fillers Restore a Full, Youthful Appearance
Another effect you’ll notice is that your skin has lost much of its youthful elasticity and ability to retain moisture. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat that provides a full, youthful appearance. Dr. Garraway uses dermal fillers that help minimize the appearance of facial lines, restore lost volume, and add fullness to your face and create fuller lips.
Many patients see noticeable effects immediately after treatment, and the results can last between one and two years.
You Deserve to Look and Feel Your Best
It isn’t vanity to want to look your best. You’ve simply set standards for your appearance, and you want to maintain them as you age. At Blissful Dental Spa, we use BOTOX® and dermal fillers to create a noticeable change that looks fresh and natural.
If you have been thinking about eliminating wrinkles or enhancing your lips, please call our Tallahassee dental office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Garraway. She will be happy to explain how we use these treatments and how using one or combining both can restore your youthful appearance and set off your stunning, healthy smile.