The areas typically treated with Botox® for wrinkles are the forehead, between the eyes, around the corners of the eyes, and around the lips. The effects of Botox® last approximately three to four months, at which time the patient will require retreatment. Botox® has important clinical uses as an adjunct in facial pain and bruxism cases for patients with chronic TMJ and orofacial pain. Botox injections are being used more frequently in dental offices as "off label" treatments for more troublesome maladies such as TMD. Studies have shown patients who received these injections experienced significant improvement in pain, function, ability to open their mouth and levels of tenderness to palpation. Only your dentist can determine if you are a candidate for this treatment, the frequency of injections will depend on the severity of your condition.
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips. This can also be used to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile and asymmetrical lips. If you are looking for a non- surgical face lift or you just want to smooth out a few fine lines or fill in deep set wrinkles, injectables are for you. The Juvéderm dermal filler treatment process is very quick (about 15 minutes) with immediate results. Downtime is minimal and you can get back to your normal routine right away. Dermal fillers add volume to weakened facial features and can stimulate collagen growth.