Facial Aesthetics in Belmont, MA
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and around the side of the eyes (crow’s feet lines) in adults for a short period of time.
Botox® is FDA-approved to treat chronic migraines in adults age 18 or over. When injected, it enters pain fibers that are involved in headaches, blocking the release of chemicals, and thus preventing the activation of pain networks in the brain. Botox® for treatment of migraines is most effective if you get headaches on 15 or more days a month. BOTOX® is used for a number of additional medical conditions, including the treatment of TMJ pain. Ask your doctor for more details to find out if treatment with BOTOX® may be right for you.
JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that is used to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that can last up to a year.
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and RF (Radio-Frequency) Treatments
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a non-invasive, cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance and character of your skin.
Radio-frequency (RF) aesthetic technique uses radio frequency energy to heat skin with the purpose of stimulating cutaneous collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin.
Using the Viora V20 multi-technology device, we offer patient aesthetic solutions that deliver the most effective results, quickly, safely, and with little to no downtime. It can be used to treat the most requested aesthetic procedures including skin tightening, facial contouring, lip plumping, facial hair removal, pigmentation lesions, acne treatment and more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Aesthetics
What exactly is BotoxⓇ?
BotoxⓇ is a toxin made from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing temporary muscular paralysis. This relaxes the facial muscles and smooths out wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. It is mostly used on the forehead between the eyebrows and around the eyes.
Is BotoxⓇ toxic?
Even though BotoxⓇ is a toxin made from bacteria, it does not cause health problems. When injected into the skin in small doses it provides aesthetic benefits without poisoning the skin or the body. It won’t make you sick the way the same bacteria would if ingested.
How is the BotoxⓇ procedure done?
BotoxⓇ is applied using a few injections with a hypodermic needle. You won’t need any anesthesia. Your dentist may give you some basic instructions for the time period leading up to your procedure and for a period of time afterwards regarding diet, medication, and exercise.
How long does it take to see results?
It can take anywhere from one to two weeks for BotoxⓇ to take effect. You may start noticing results as soon as the first few days after the procedure.
How long will BotoxⓇ results last?
Your results may last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. If you go to the dentist every 6 months for regular teeth cleanings and exams as your dentist recommends, you can have the procedure repeated as needed.
Does BotoxⓇ have any health benefits?
BotoxⓇ has been shown to relieve the pain associated with migraines and reduce the frequency. It can also be used to treat TMJ disorders, relaxing the muscles in the jaw to reduce pain and improve range of motion.
What exactly is JuvedermⓇ?
JuvedermⓇ is a gel made primarily of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. It’s major benefit is that it retains water, helping your skin cells to be moist and plump. When injected into the skin it can smooth out wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose.
How long do JuvedermⓇ results last?
Results vary from one patient to another, but can last for up to a year. You can have the procedure repeated once a year at one of your two routine dental appointments if you find that your results are beginning to diminish.
If I want to avoid injections, what other options are available?
There are two non-invasive treatments for facial aesthetics. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and RF (Radio Frequency) do not use needles. These therapies are applied to the surface of the skin without any substances being injected.
Why are facial aesthetics offered at the dentist’s office?
When patients go to the dentist for cosmetic dentistry, often the subject of facial aesthetics is part of the conversation. Dentists can offer patients a complete cosmetic experience by offering facial aesthetics in addition to dental procedures. And because dentists have been using BotoxⓇ to treat TMJ disorder for years, the option is there to use it for facial aesthetics as well.