Botox® & Cosmetic Dermal Fillers
Achieving your ideal smile is an amazing feeling – but what if the rest of your facial appearance doesn’t quite match the revitalized results? At Avanti Dentistry, our doctors want to exceed your expectations however we can, and with the help of Botox® and other dermal fillers, we can help take years off your appearance by reducing wrinkles and smoothing skin, allowing you to show off healthy, happy teeth with complete confidence. Contact our Tysons Corner practice today to learn more, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation.
Botox® (Botulinum Toxin) works by relaxing the muscles that pull on the skin and form a wrinkle. It is superior to any volume treatment for improving deep vertical creases between the eyebrows (frown lines), horizontal furrows on the forehead (surprise lines), and crow’s feet (squint lines) to the side of the eyes. It can also be used for lines that surround your lips, lines of either side of your nose, bands or lines on your neck.
The good news — the needle used in these injections is finer than a strand of hair and there is no recovery period. You could go out to dinner the same night, looking a little younger than you did that morning!
Volume Enhancers: Restalyne®, Radiesse® & Juvederm®
Facial plastic surgery and chemical or laser peels cannot improve every skin problem. Neither can Botox®. The crease between your eyebrows, or the furrow formed at the corner of your mouth might be too deep. You might have a small crease between the corner of your mouth and chin, (the jowls) which makes you look angry or unhappy all the time. Or maybe crow’s feet (squint lines) or vertical lines between your eyebrows (frown lines) are not completely resolved with Botox® alone. Although certain operations can improve these, you may not be quite ready for the time or expense of plastic surgery. A reasonable alternative might be as simple as “inflating” a depressed or wrinkled area. There are many different solutions to this problem. They are collectively called “volume enhancers.” Some last longer than others and some are better in certain areas of the face than others. Most are temporary and require periodic treatments, others are permanent. Which one is right for you? There is no wrong answer. Here is a brief introduction to the products:
Radiesse is a longer lasting method to reduce the appearance of facial lines and folds. Radiesse is one of the more recent FDA approved products for the treatment of facial “deflation” and to reduce facial wrinkles. This injectable product offers longer lasting results than other methods currently being used. Radiesse will last for a year or so , as opposed to months, and is shown to cause little to no allergic reactions or other side effects that may be elicited with other injectable methods. Radiesse consists of calcium hydroxylapatite (a derivative of the human bone) mixed into an easy to use gel form. In many studies, this product has been proven to remain soft for long periods of time when injected into soft tissue, such as facial tissue. Radiesse is our preferred treatment of the nasolabial lines- the wrinkle or furrow that forms from the side of the nose to the side of the mouth.
Restalyne® and Juvederm®
These two products are the most common favorite injectables. They are made of hyaluronic acid, a material that is naturally found in your body. It is purified and then injected. These treatments last 6 - 8 months, are wonderful for lip enhancement, as well as brow and fine wrinkle solutions.
Contact Us Today
Please contact Avanti Dentistry today if you are interested in one of our nonsurgical facial treatments. We see patients from Tysons Corner, Vienna, Fairfax, Washington D.C., Arlington, McLean, and other Virginia cities for Botox® & volume enhancers. If this will be your first time visiting us, please take a moment to review the information on our new patient page.
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