Facial Aesthetics

face50Function and aesthetics go hand in hand in dentistry. Having bright teeth and healthy gums can take years off your appearance, and they can also make the process of eating, speaking, and smiling more enjoyable. At Urban Dentistry, we understand the desire to look and feel your best as well as to present a fastidious appearance to the world. To complement our comprehensive selection of aesthetic dental care options, we offer BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® for facial rejuvenation. These cosmetic injectables can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, creating a more youthful look that better matches your revitalized smile. Treatment typically will be brief, and in many cases we can complete the procedure in about 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas to be treated.

Wanting to present yourself in the best possible light is natural. If you have questions about how BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, we have the answers. Contact our office today for more information, or to schedule a consultation.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BotoxCosmeticOne of the most popular methods of reducing common signs of facial aging, BOTOX® Cosmetic is designed to limit the excessive muscle activity that can cause wrinkles. When you smile, frown, or make another expression, your muscles can compress the skin in the surrounding area to communicate emotion. This movement can eventually lead to the formation of lines and creases. By temporarily halting muscle contractions, BOTOX® injections can smooth the skin around the eyes, between the brows, and along the forehead. Our skilled injectors are extensively trained in this procedure to minimize the risk of a “frozen” appearance and achieve a natural-looking outcome. We also endeavor to provide you with the safest, most comfortable experience possible.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a temporary enhancement, and most patients enjoy more youthful-looking skin for approximately four to six months. If you love the result, the effect can be extended with occasional maintenance injections. After the treatment, you may experience some initial redness or bruising at the injection sites, which should subside quickly. Patients can typically resume normal routines following the appointment. Benefits should begin to be visible in as little as a few days, with full results apparent in about two weeks.

JUVÉDERM®

Juvederm_LogoJUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler that adds volume to the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by the skin, this treatment can be particularly effective at smoothing deep creases along the nose and mouth (also called nasolabial folds) and at the corners of the lips (known as parenthesis or smile lines). JUVÉDERM® can also enhance the volume and contour of the cheeks and lips. With its nearly instant effect, JUVÉDERM® is a popular “lunchtime treatment” for many patients.

As with BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM treatment can cause some redness, tenderness, or swelling in the treated area; however, these effects should fade quickly. There is usually no downtime necessary, and you should be able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. In addition to speedy benefits, this method typically lasts from six months to a year. Occasional “touch-up” treatments can allow you to extend the results for longer periods. If more comprehensive facial rejuvenation is desired, JUVÉDERM can be administered in conjunction with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

If you have additional questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM, please contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation.