Botulinum and Fillers
Botulinum Toxin Type A and Fillers
At Precision Dentistry, we take a comprehensive approach to patient care. This includes offering our patients the latest in Botulinum Toxin Type A cosmetic and therapeutic, and dermal filler treatments. Experienced in an extensive range of dental procedures, Dr. Fung is also highly skilled and trained to administer injectables to treat facial muscles and structures in and around the mouth, head and neck. These treatments often have a dual benefit, offering patients therapeutic care while also providing aesthetic results.
There are services that patients should only get through a dental professional. Those include Botulinum Toxin Type A and dermal fillers in the facial and perioral (lip) area. Millions of people use Botulinum Toxin Type A: OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®), IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®) or AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®) and the JUVEDERM® line of products to achieve a more relaxed and smooth facial appearance, while still having the freedom of expression.
Botulinum Toxin Type A and dermal fillers can be amazing tools for patients who see fine lines and wrinkles creeping into their smiles and other parts of the face. An attractive smile can significantly improve your image and self-confidence. That is why so many people opt for BOTOX and dermal fillers.
What are Botulinum Toxin Type A: OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®), IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®) and AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®)?
Botulinum Toxin Type A is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used:
- to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more days each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day.
- to treat the abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia (CD) in adults.
Botulinum Toxin Type A Cosmetic is a prescription medicine for adults that is injected into muscles and used for a short period of time (temporary) to improve the look of:
- moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
- moderate to severe crow’s feet lines
- moderate to severe forehead lines
You may receive treatment for frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and forehead lines at the same time.
Botulinum Toxin Type A Therapeutic
Botulinum Toxin Type A is a purified protein [onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®), incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®) or abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®)], which is injected into targeted muscles. Botulinum Toxin Type A is FDA approved and widely used to alleviate TMJ disorder, migraine headaches, and cervical dystonia (neck pain), and other issues. This substance can temporarily block signals that cause muscle tightness and movements. That blockage will relax the muscles in that area, getting rid of the wrinkles and fine lines that are there. The full effect of Botulinum Toxin Type A takes 3-5 days and will remain effective for 3-6 months. It only takes a few minutes to perform the injections, and the untreated facial muscles can contract to allow normal expression.
Dermal fillers help get rid of fine lines, but they also provide volume and fullness to the face and lips that has been lost with age. As well, the loss of teeth often leads to an uneven facial appearance, which can be addressed or improved using this treatment in conjunction with dental care. If you are in middle age or later, you may notice those fine lines and lack of fullness in your own face. This is a normal part of aging. However, you can still keep your youth and vibrance with dermal fillers.
When your skin ages, it starts to lose collagen that is filled with hyaluronic acid (HA). Those two substances are the ones responsible for adding structure and volume to your face. When you lose collagen and HA due to age, the skin will start to sag and wrinkle. That is why dermal fillers are so beneficial. These are smooth, injectable gels made from naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid and they can restore the fullness to your face, making you look more youthful.
How Do You Benefit?
When people go to random providers of Botulinum Toxin Type A, who knows what result they will get with their injections! However, when you go to a licensed dental professional, you can receive amazing benefits to your health and appearance. Botulinum Toxin Type A and dermal fillers can assist with:
- Headache pain from muscle tension in the face, head and neck
- Headaches caused by TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
- Persistent clenching and grinding of the teeth
- “Gummy” smiles caused by over-retracted upper lips
- Upside-down smiles because of drooping muscles
- Lip lines and puckered chins
- Plus, can help you look younger and more vibrant
Whether you want a better appearance or eliminate debilitating symptoms, Botulinum Toxin Type A or dermal fillers can help you.
Stick to the professionals at Dr. Fung’s office and call (201) 666-8811 for your free consultation!