Botox and Fillers
Botox & Fillers in Woodinville, WA
There are many cosmetic treatments available to slow and reverse signs of aging, and did you know many dentists now provide these treatments? Procedures such as Botox and Xeomin, as well as dermal fillers, are important procedures in the fight against aging. Dr. Saman Saghafi at Smiles To Remember in Woodinville, WA uses these cosmetic treatments in his practice to help his patients look younger.
Botox & Xeomin
One of the most common and effective treatments for smoothing out wrinkles is Botox. Some of the uses of Botox include:
- Smoothing out crow’s feet (the lines around your eyes)
- Smoothing out forehead lines
- Smoothing out frown lines (especially between the eyebrows)
Botox material is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is injected into the muscles of the face and it works by temporarily stopping the muscles from contracting, which will smooth out certain wrinkles. The effects of Botox typically last between three and four months. Xeomin is used to treat severe frown lines between the eyebrows. It is similar to Botox in that it blocks nerve activity in the muscles, reducing muscle activity temporarily and softening the frown lines.
There are many dermal fillers available including Juvederm and Restylane. Juvederm, a dermal filler material, is available from Dr. Corbett. Juvederm has been approved by the FDA since 2006 and can help to:
- Restore round, youthful facial contours and volume
- Plump up wrinkles and fine lines
- Smooth out skin
- Plump up thinning, aging lips
You may notice results from Juvederm treatment immediately and the results could last up to one year.
Dermal fillers are injected using a tiny needle and treatment is usually well-tolerated. If you are nervous about injections, a numbing spray or cream can be used first if you wish.
Botox, Xeomin as well as dermal fillers like Juvederm are now available from your dentist, Dr. Saghafi. Why not save yourself a trip to the dermatologist and visit your dentist instead?