How Botox works differently than dermal facial fillers available for Woodstock area patients

Botox has been commonly known as a cosmetic way to enhance the face, especially when deep folds and wrinkles begin to appear on areas such as the forehead, around the eyes, and even between the eyebrows. Many dermatologists have offered Botox for years, and now, Dr. Lan Vo of 32 Dental can offer the same services for patients in and around the Woodstock area.

Botox is a protein of botulinum toxin type A which is known for inhibiting muscle contraction. This results in a smoother appearance around the injection site, making it a popular option for reducing wrinkles and folds that add to one’s aging appearance. Botox is injected directly into the troublesome muscles for approximately six months of improved results.

However, Botox should not be confused with dermal facial fillers. Dermal facial fillers include Juvéderm and Restylane. These work in a different manner to combat fine lines and wrinkles on the face. They are made with hyaluronic acid, which attracts water, and these injectables are strategically administered directly into the areas of concern to provide immediate treatment. Juvéderm and Restylane work by adding a gel into the fine lines and wrinkles to plump them up and reduce their depth, thus making them much less noticeable. Patients can receive dermal facial fillers through a dermatologist, though Botox injections can be obtained at 32 Dental.

Dr. Lan Vo is excited to offer Botox as a method of reducing the lines and wrinkles that form due to muscle tension. Botox has been used for years as a medical treatment for a wide range of muscle concerns.

Dr. Lan Vo of 32 Dental received her certification from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to ensure accurate, safe use of Botox and she can provide both dental and cosmetic care. If you live in the Woodstock area or surrounding communities, contact the team today to schedule a consultation visit and learn more about combining Botox injections with your next dental visit.