Botox

Pearl Dental Group

Dentists located in Baton Rouge, LA

If you’re trying to get rid of facial wrinkles, you may not think of going to the dentist. However, your dentist has a full understanding of the muscles in your face, mouth, and neck, and is qualified to provide cosmetic treatments. At Pearl Dental Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, experienced dentists Andre Bruni, DDS, Jessica Bruni, DDS, and the team provides Botox® and Juvederm® to treat facial wrinkles. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking tool.

Botox

What is Botox?

Botox® is a naturally occurring protein that has muscle-relaxing effects. You may think of Botox as exclusively a cosmetic treatment, but it’s also an effective treatment for various medical concerns, including:

  • TMJ pain and jaw tension
  • Eye twitching
  • Overactive bladder
  • Chronic migraines
  • Misaligned eyes
  • Muscle spasms

Botox is a popular treatment to reduce the appearance of “dynamic wrinkles,” such as:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines

Dynamic wrinkles are visible when you make certain facial expressions, including frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows. Botox relaxes the muscles in your face, preventing the muscle contractions that create facial lines and creating a smoother appearance.

What can I expect from Botox?

At Pearl Dental Group, your provider injects Botox into your facial muscles using a thin needle. They numb the treatment area beforehand, so the procedure isn’t painful, though you may feel a pinch when the needle goes in. 

The dose of Botox you need varies based on the areas you want treated and how deep your wrinkles are. Botox only takes a few minutes to inject. You can go back to work and other activities afterward, though there may be minor pain, swelling, or bruising in the treatment area after the numbing agent wears off.

The effects of Botox are noticeable within one to two weeks and last for three to six months. Your wrinkles and fine lines gradually become noticeable again, and you may wish to get a touchup treatment at Pearl Dental Group.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm® is a dermal filler that improves the appearance of wrinkles and other facial signs of aging. While Botox works best on dynamic wrinkles, Juvederm is designed to treat wrinkles that are visible when your face is at rest. 

There is a selection of Juvederm products that work on cosmetic issues and different parts of your face:

  • Juvederm VolumaⓇ XC: adds volume to your cheeks
  • Juvederm Vollure™ XC: smooths facial lines and wrinkles
  • Juvederm Ultra XC: makes your lips look fuller
  • Juvederm VolbellaⓇ XC: makes your lips look fuller and reduces lip lines

The team at Pearl Dental Group helps you design a Juvederm treatment plan that works for your cosmetic goals. You may consider combining Juvederm with Botox.

What can I expect from Juvederm?

Juvederm is a gel that your provider injects using a thin needle. They numb the treatment area beforehand, so you shouldn’t feel pain during the procedure. The entire procedure lasts 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

The effects of Juvederm are often noticeable immediately after the procedure. Depending on where you receive the injections, your results last anywhere from three months to a year. Your provider assesses how long you can expect Juvederm to last and goes over touchup treatment options.

To learn more about Botox and Juvederm, schedule an appointment at Pearl Dental Group online or over the phone.