BOTOX®, known as onabotulinum toxin-A, keeps muscles from contracting when it’s injected into the face and other muscles. It is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. However, Botox has also been found to be helpful in treating quite a few other dental related conditions such as enhancing results of dental treatments by improving smile asymmetries, facial asymmetries, and reducing pain causes by clenching or grinding.
BOTOX®, offers several benefits including minimal downtime, results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, and predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
BOTOX®, can also result in a few side effects. Side effects can include bruising near the injection site for up to a few days after treatment, temporary drooping of the eyelid, and occasional headaches that may last 48 to 72 hours. Another possible side effect is an allergic reaction resulting in swelling or itching at the injection site. Additionally, it is important to note that Botox usually lasts three to six months after treatment. You will generally need fewer Botox treatments over time but results and longevity may differ among people.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is an injection which results in lip augmentation and temporarily reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles around the mouth. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is a hyaluronic acid filler injected into the skin, in order to replenish lost hyaluronic acid. Depending on the filler formulation and at full-correction, it can restore a youthful appearance for 12-24 months.
The most commonly reported side effects for JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel are redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching.
It is important to note that BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels have a long history of safe and effective use, and generally work on everyone. To discuss Botox or Fillers in the La Vista & Papillion area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.