BOTOX® can change the way you look and feel in as little as one visit!
At Bear Coast Dentistry, we provide a wide range of cosmetic dental services. Whether you need teeth whitening or dental implants, our team is qualified to perform any treatment you might need to look your best. But there’s one popular cosmetic procedure you might not think of seeing us for: Botox.
BOTOX® treatments and dermal fillers can help adjust your lip shape, sculpt your smile, and smooth wrinkles around your mouth. To complete cosmetic adjustments to your smile, you might consider adding these increasingly popular procedures to your treatment plan.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is the common name for botulinum toxin, a protein which is often injected into the facial muscles. Botox doesn’t affect the muscles themselves—it blocks the transmitters between the nerves moving the muscles, stopping muscle contraction. This stops the motion causing wrinkles. Three to ten days after the treatment, the skin surrounding these muscles smooths themselves out.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injections replacing the fat and collagen in the skin which naturally diminish as we age, leading to deep wrinkles around the mouth and thinning lips. Dermal fillers can complement cosmetic dentistry procedures to create a truly stunning and youthful smile.
Besides its aesthetic effects, BOTOX® has been shown to help patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), bruxism, and facial pain. It can also help retrain facial muscles for patients with dentures or patients adjusting to certain kinds of orthodontic treatment. In these cases, it only makes sense to receive BOTOX® injections from a trained dentist who understands both the cosmetic and the dental aspects of the procedure.
Why go to a Dentist for BOTOX® treatments?
There are several reasons to consider going to a dentist for BOTOX® treatment. While you might assume a plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be the most qualified, the reality is, in most offices, it is the nurses or physicians’ assistants who administer BOTOX® injections. While these professionals have medical training, a dentist spends years studying facial anatomy and spends his or her career injecting anesthetics in many of the same areas treated with BOTOX® and dermal fillers. Many patients who receive cosmetic treatments report injections performed by dentists are quicker and less painful than injections performed by other healthcare professionals.
As knowledge about the dental applications of BOTOX® expands, more and more states are allowing dentists to administer BOTOX®. For safe and effective BOTOX® treatment, dermal fillers, and cosmetic dentistry in Mission Viejo, schedule an appointment today with the professionals at Bear Coast Dentistry. Call 949-348-0880 to schedule a BOTOX® or Dermal Filler consultation today!