BOTOX® – Boston, MA
Say Goodbye to Signs of Aging
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror from one day to the next and suddenly the person you see looks decades older than you feel, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, some people see the signs of aging more clearly than others. If you want to recreate your smooth, youthful appearance, a trip to the dentist may be in order. At Devonshire Dental Associates, we offer BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal filler treatment plans. In addition to the years of advanced training in the interaction of oral and facial structures completed by all dentists, Dr. Christa Rizkallah has continued her education with courses specifically geared to teaching proper cosmetic applications for Botox and dermal fillers. If you want to learn more about how you can say goodbye to signs of aging, give our downtown Boston dental team a call. We’ll be happy to schedule you a consultation so you can discuss your options and get started with a custom treatment plan.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a controlled form of the botulinum toxin that has been used medically for decades in the treatment of muscle spasms and pain. When injected into spasming or damaged muscles, BOTOX prevents unconscious movements that can cause severe pain and slow the healing process. When used for cosmetic purposes, BOTOX stops muscle movements that lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does BOTOX Injection Work?
Dr. Rizkallah will precisely place the BOTOX injections to target specific facial muscle groups around the eyes and forehead. This will stop the unconscious movements of these muscles that lead to wrinkles over time. Think of a fitted sheet freshly laundered and placed on a bed. It’s smooth and wrinkle-free. Now, sit on the bed. There are large wrinkles and bunches. When you stand up, the mattress fills back out and most of the wrinkles are gone. Overtime, as you get in and out of the bed over and over again, the wrinkles no longer go away. Unconscious muscle movements have the same impact on your skin. When BOTOX is injected, these movements are stopped. With regular touchups, usually every four to six months, BOTOX will stop these movements, allowing your skin to relax and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to diminish.
Who is a Good Candidate for BOTOX?
Patients who have certain neuromuscular disease, are pregnant, have skin disorders, or deep facial scars may not make the best candidate for BOTOX. This is why it’s so important to schedule a consultation. The best candidates for BOTOX tend to be in their late 20s or older and are looking to correct facial imperfections, like:
- Crow’s feet
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Muscle spasms
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Lines at the corners of the mouth
If you’re experiencing pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you may be able to find relief with the help of BOTOX. When injected into the appropriate areas of your facial muscles, it can relieve much of the tension you might feel. Say goodbye to the headaches, tension, and pain caused by clenching or grinding teeth and severe jaw strain. You might even be surprised to learn that BOTOX injections in your jaw area can minimize the likeliness of experiencing lockjaw!
The Benefits of BOTOX
There are numerous reasons why patients undergo BOTOX, as there are a variety of benefits. Here are just some of them:
- Quick Results: Some patients call BOTOX treatments “lunchtime facelifts” because they can be completed in as little as little as 20 minutes. Results are noticeable in three to five days.
- Delicate Effects: Lots of patients worry that getting BOTOX injections will look obvious. The effects of BOTOX are actually subtle, delicate, and enhance your youthful appearance.
- Non-Surgical: Instead of an invasive surgical procedure, BOTOX is scalpel-free and requires little to no recovery time.
- Lasting Results: The effects of BOTOX typically last between three to six months.
- Cost-Effective: BOTOX injections are a cost-effective way to enhance your appearance.
Why See a Dentist for BOTOX?
Over the last 10 years, dentists have been authorized to administer BOTOX injections to a treat a variety of medical and cosmetic issues. Dentists have completed countless years of education and specialized training that have made them highly familiar with the structure of the face, making BOTOX injections just an extension of their everyday work.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are used to fill out the face when the body’s naturally produced collagen begins to diminish, leading to deep lines around the nose and mouth. Dermal fillers are injected below the skin to restore the smooth, flawless appearance of the face.
How are Dermal Fillers Placed?
Dermal fillers are injected below the skin. Then, Dr. Rizkallah will smooth and shape them, filling in the deep facial grooves. Once in place, your face will retain the full, youthful appearance for several months. We will work with you to establish a retreatment schedule, but most patients need to visit us every at least every four months to keep their flawless results.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
Following your BOTOX or dermal filler treatment, you may have some swelling or tenderness at the site. You should be able to handle any discomfort by taking over-the-counter pain relievers. If you’re experiencing severe pain or swelling that does not abate within a day or two or gets worse, please call our office right away.