BOTOX and Juvéderm in Manhattan Beach & Northridge, CA
Many of our patients lead full and active lifestyles, so looking their best is important to them. Since dentists have extensive knowledge of facial structure and muscles, we have a unique opportunity to put our skills and precision to work! We decided to offer injectable cosmetic enhancements for our patients wishing to address specific facial characteristics and signs of aging.
Two of the safest and least invasive treatments available today are BOTOX Cosmetic and Juvéderm filler.
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX is an injectable treatment that targets certain muscles in order to reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. By injecting a small amount of BOTOX into specific muscles, those muscles relax over time and ultimately smooth out the appearance of your skin.
Many patients opt to have BOTOX between their eyebrows to smooth out “thinking lines” that make them appear angry and at the corners of their eyes to lessen the appearance of crow’s feet. Other popular areas include the forehead, corners of the mouth, and the muscles above their eyebrows.
BOTOX has no downtime and takes approximately two weeks to become fully effective. The effects last between 3 and 6 months and then begin to wear off.
Don’t worry! After BOTOX injections, you will still be able to smile and will not have a frozen face appearance. Both Dr. Gould and Dr. Adorjan are skilled at using BOTOX and will help you achieve esthetic, natural results. As with many things in life – less is often more!
BOTOX for Headaches and Facial Tension
Do you have frequent headaches or do you carry your stress in your facial muscles? Small doses of BOTOX can help reduce your symptoms by targeting your high-tension muscle groups. Your forehead, jaw, eyebrow area, and even your neck may benefit from BOTOX injections to reduce pain from tension. Many patients report dramatic improvement in a week or two.
If you clench or grind your teeth, we can also relieve some symptoms by applying BOTOX to your jaw muscles. You will still be able to eat your favorite foods, but BOTOX can help reduce the enormous force that your jaw muscles exert.
Juvéderm fills in lines and wrinkles with an injectable form of hyaluronic acid gel that can address specific areas such as the tear trough under your eye, the corners of your mouth, and your smile lines. If your wrinkles are sleep related, you may only require filler on one side of your face or require less filler on one side to balance out your appearance.
Juvéderm can also be used to add fullness to the cheekbones and lips. It is best when used in small amounts to make subtle, symmetrical changes.
Juvéderm’s effects are long lasting – the filler breaks down after about two years, and at that point, you can opt for additional treatment to maintain your youthful appearance.
Contact Us to Schedule a Cosmetic Evaluation
Our entire team looks forward to helping you achieve your goals for your health and appearance. Contact our Manhattan Beach or Northridge dental office to schedule an exam with Dr. Joel Gould or Dr. Gabe Adorjan. Our entire dental team looks forward to welcoming you.