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Botox and Cosmetic Dermal Fillers: Why Choose a Dentist

Are you looking for ways to turn back the clock and enhance your smile? If so, Dr. Rick Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ offers more than teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry treatments. We can help you restore your youthful appearance once again! According to the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), dentists are increasingly offering Botox and dermal fillers to diminish the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It makes sense to trust your facial specialist to perform these services.

The Dentist’s Advantage

Dentists are the real facial specialists. They undergo years of intensive training and have an intimate understanding of the anatomy of oral and facial structures, making them an excellent choice for providing facial cosmetic procedures such as Botox or fillers.

Dentists are far more familiar with your facial structure than any other healthcare provider. They are the best-equipped professionals to deliver cosmetic injectables because they inject anesthetics routinely on a daily basis, and are trained to make these injections comfortable, quick, and relatively painless. Dentists can deliver dental anesthesia when needed, minimizing patient discomfort, while other providers only use topical anesthetic cream. With your dentist, you can trust that you will receive the best care available.

What Is Botox and Why Is it Used?

Aging can result in thinning of the skin, eventually leading to facial lines and wrinkles. With time, fine lines around your forehead and the corners of your eyes become more pronounced with repeated expressions. Botox injections offer an anti-aging solution through a quick procedure with minimal discomfort. Botox works by temporarily blocking signals to the muscles responsible for contractions, resulting in a visible reduction of your fine lines and wrinkles. Botox also works to treat patients with chronic TMJ and facial pain. The effects of your Botox treatment will last approximately three to four months.

If you are considering Botox, consider choosing a dental professional over an in-office practitioner. Dr. Rick has received extensive training in the entire anatomy of your facial muscles and how they interact, which enables him to deliver superior outcomes. You can enjoy a youthful, natural appearance once again!

What Are Dermal Fillers and Why Are They Used?

With age, one begins to experience loss of facial volume and elasticity. The reason is that the production of the collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin starts to slow down. That results in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, or crow's feet.

Dermal fillers are minimally-invasive injectable cosmetic solutions that offer an alternative to cosmetic surgery. In addition to improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers can plump lips and reduce the look of acne scars or other scars. You will enjoy natural-looking results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Your skin will look and feel smoother and younger once again!

Anti-Aging Treatments to Complement Your Dental Work

Contact Dr. Rick's Dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ to learn more about Cosmetic and dermal fillers, along with our other cosmetic dentistry services. We look forward to helping you enhance your smile and your natural beauty!