Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson Nevada
Whether it is being done solely as a cosmetic method or applied as part of a dental procedure, Botox or Juvederm treatments have become a versatile and useful procedure for trained Las Vegas dentists like Dr. Matthew Wilson at Inspire Dental of Summerlin.
What are Botox and Juvederm?
Both Botox and Juvederm are known as dermal fillers. When injected into the facial area, dermal fillers relax the muscles, smoothing the skin and creating a wrinkle-free appearance.
Originally, both Botox and Juvederm were used solely by plastic surgeons to improve one’s appearance by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Botox, which is short for botulinum toxin, is a natural purified protein that is used to eliminate facial wrinkles and folds. It is the most popular doctor-administered aesthetic procedure in the country. Juvederm is a smooth gel filler intended to fill lost volume in the face, which can be a cause of wrinkling—especially in areas surrounding the mouth and nose.
Receiving Botox or Juvederm is a simple out-patient procedure with no downtime.
- No incisions
- No stitches
- No surgery
Patients can resume their normal activities immediately following their appointment. These successful dermal filler treatments start to yield cosmetic results within as little as 24-48 hours after the procedure.
How does a dentist use dermal fillers?
Dr. Wilson’s experience and education in administering injections make him qualified to administer dermal fillers. While these fillers are often used to diminish the signs of aging, Las Vegas dentists such as Dr. Wilson may use dermal fillers for other reasons, which include alleviating chronic pain associated with TMJ disorder.
Dr. Wilson may use dermal fillers such as Botox and Juvederm for a variety of reasons, including:
- Restore lost volume of the facial muscles
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow facial contours
- Soften wrinkles and creases
- Relax muscles as a result of TMJ disorder
Botox or Juvederm may be recommended as a complement to certain cosmetic dentistry procedures, or to relax muscles for denture patients having problems adjusting to their new replacement teeth. Dermal fillers may be used to re-train facial muscles for certain patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. For a patient suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), Botox or Juvederm can be injected to relax jaw muscles, alleviating jaw tension and the debilitating pain that is often caused by that tension.
Dermal Fillers – What to Expect
Prior to beginning any dermal filler treatment, your dentist should evaluate your facial structure. This will determine the optimum locations where injections should occur. We can apply a local anesthetic or topical numbing cream to guarantee you remain comfortable during the procedure. The actual injection process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on how many injections are needed. The effects of a dermal filler procedure for cosmetic purposes can last anywhere between three and six months.
Dermal Fillers in Summerlin
Despite the advantages, dermal fillers are only used by approximately 10 percent of all dentists. Your Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Dr. Matthew Wilson is proud to offer these services at Inspire Dental of Summerlin. To learn more about the uses of Botox and Juvederm in dentistry, schedule a consultation today by calling our office at (702) 331-4700.
Inspire Dental of Summerlin is here to care for patients in the areas of Henderson, Las Vegas, and Summerlin, Nevada.