What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers such as JUVÉDERM® are gel-like substances that can be used to effectively treat areas in the face that lose volume and elasticity due to the aging process. By reversing some of the signs of aging with dermal fillers, you can rediscover your youthful smile.

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If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits that BOTOX® and dermal fillers can offer you, please contact our team at White Smiles Family Dentistry. We would love to help you regain your confidence and show off the smile you want.


How Does BOTOX® Work?

BOTOX® works by temporarily blocking signals nerves send to the muscles, thus reducing muscle movement and letting wrinkles soften and relax. In addition, experienced injectors use BOTOX® to lift up regions of the face, as well as to extend the life of dermal filler applications. Quick-acting BOTOX® yields results that are visible within 3 to 5 days, and they last for approximately 3 to 6 months. BOTOX® works well alone, and can also be effectively used in combination with other treatments.

BOTOX® is a safe purified protein used effectively to relax muscles of the face, correct existing lines, and prevent additional wrinkles from developing. It decreases the activity levels of muscles known to cause wrinkles, including frown lines and crow’s feet. In addition, BOTOX® offers therapeutic benefits for correcting migraine headaches, gummy smiles, and the pain and discomfort that come from TMD and Bruxism.

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What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers effectively replace the natural substances found in our facial skin that are lost due to the aging process. These fillers can reverse many of the signs of aging by reducing, or even eliminating, wrinkles around your smile. They lift the corners of your mouth, enhance your lips, and replace any volume loss of soft tissues. It’s certainly possible, safe, and acceptable to use JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX® treatments simultaneously. These treatments target different parts of your facial skin, so it’s completely safe to use them at the same time.

The Benefits Treatment Provides

  • Proven to be effective and safe to use
  • Approved by the FDA
  • A non-surgical treatment with no associated down-time
  • Results are long-lasting
  • Creates a youthful appearance
  • Diminishes the signs of aging

Why Choose a Dentist for Botox or Dermal Fillers?

Dentists are highly experienced in administering precise injections. As specialists in the muscles associated with chewing and facial expressions, dentists are poised to effectively and safely administer these treatments. Here are more reasons to visit your dentist for these treatments:

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  • They are smile makeover experts
  • They’ve received extensive training regarding the oral-facial regions
  • Dentists possess in-depth knowledge about the dynamics of facial muscle expression
  • They know about anesthetic options for more comfortable treatments
  • They’re highly experienced with giving injections
  • A dentist will consider dental and facial proportions to achieve optimal results
  • They are trained and accredited on best practices with BOTOX® and dermal fillers

We want our patients to know that Dr. White has been extensively trained at the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics (IAFA), which is a leading facial aesthetics training program for dental practitioners.