You want your smile to look its very best. At Smiles of Loudoun, located in Leesburg, Virginia, Dr. Salar Ebrahimi, DDS, offers a complement to your smile in the form of Botox® and Juvéderm® dermal fillers. You might opt for these expertly applied injectables for therapeutic reasons. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about how you can benefit from Botox and Juvéderm treatments.
Therapeutic Botox and Juvederm
What is Botox?
Botox contains a highly purified form of the botulinum toxin to ease unnecessary muscle movements. Though well-known for its ability to soften wrinkles in your forehead and around the eyes, the product can effectively reduce temporomandibular disorder (or TMD) by halting the stressful jaw clenching and grinding that causes aching and pain. Regular Botox treatments for TMD can result in improved comfort and range of motion.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a line of dermal fillers that help restore hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that gives skin its structure and hydration. Juvéderm products replace the hyaluronic acid you lose as you age and can fill in lines and wrinkles, plump hollow contours in the cheeks, and add volume to thin, pursed lips. Juvéderm is especially effective for lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Dr. Ebrahimi injects the filler just below the skin, smooths out the gel-like substance, and leaves you with a smoother, more youthful appearance that improves your confidence and brightens your smile.
Why should I visit a dentist for therapeutic Botox and Juvéderm treatments?
At Smiles of Loudoun, Dr. Ebrahimi has extensive training that ensures he can apply both Juvéderm and Botox safely and effectively. He understands the facial and jaw structures extremely well, which is an asset in offering these injections.
Do Botox and Juvéderm injections hurt?
Botox and Juvéderm do involve multiple pricks with a tiny needle, so you will feel pinching during treatment. The sessions are short, however, and most people tolerate the sensations quite well. Juvéderm injections include lidocaine to ease discomfort, too. If you’re concerned about sensation, talk to Dr. Ebrahimi about using a numbing cream or ice prior to treatment.
How long do the results of Botox and Juvéderm last?
Therapeutic injections of Botox usually last for three to four months, but you can have retreatments to maintain your TMD pain reduction or ease wrinkling. Juvéderm results last anywhere from 6-18 months.
To learn more about the expert therapeutic use of Botox and Juvéderm at Smiles of Loudoun, call the office, or book an appointment using the online tool.