Marietta area dentist describes the difference between Botox and dermal fillers

Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental in the Marietta area are proud to announce a new treatment available in their state-of-the-art dental facility. Botox, made of botulinum toxin type A proteins, helps reduce lines and wrinkles caused by muscle tightening. This medication is administered directly into the muscle to reduce contractions, thus smoothing the skin and providing an anti-aging solution. It is approved by the FDA for cosmetic and medical use, and has been utilized for decades to improve many medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, and migraine headaches.

Dr. Lan Vo has received certification from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to provide this treatment to men and women who want to use them as an “add-on procedure” for their next dental visit. Botox is great for taking care of the fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the eyes (crow’s feet), on the forehead, and even between the eyebrows. These frown lines can be addressed with Botox medication, and results can last approximately six months before reinjection is necessary. Since patients are encouraged to visit their dentist twice a year, this is the perfect time to enjoy touch-up injections.

Many patients may ask about dermal fillers, but these work differently than Botox. Botox is used to address the muscle contractions while dermal fillers are used to add volume directly to the area of concern. Popular dermal fillers include Restylane and Juvéderm. These are offered by dermatologists to inject into the specific lines and wrinkles on the face for immediate repair. They are made of hyaluronic acid, which attracts water, and provides instantaneous results, unlike Botox, which requires a few days to a week before there are noticeable changes. Botox is better for fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contractions, while dermal fillers add volume directly to these areas of concern.

Dr. Lan Vo and the team of 32 Dental are committed to assisting new and existing patients in improving both their smile and their overall appearance in just one visit to their dental practice. Call today to schedule a consultation visit and learn more about Botox injectable medication for improving lines and folds of the face.