When looking to improve the appearance of the smile, many patients would like a comprehensive approach that includes facial injections to minimize wrinkles caused due to habitual expressions. Of course, some of those wrinkles were caused by positive expressions such as laughter and smiling – two of our favorite things at Beachwood Smiles.
Unfortunately, even positive expressions can cause deep lines that can make you feel self-conscious about aging. Though getting older is a natural part of life, you can look as youthful on the outside as you feel on the inside without surgery.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
Many misunderstand the purpose of BOTOX® injections. They do not cause a puffy appearance to lips or even a “frozen face” that so many people refer to. That only happens in rare instances when the medication is overused.
The actual impact of anti-wrinkle injections includes an improved appearance without making your treatment known to the world. Choosing to have your BOTOX® or Xeomin® injections with a skilled Beachwood, OH dentist like Dr. Yovi Taub also means you are choosing a professional with extensive knowledge of the facial and jaw muscles that goes far beyond the training received by estheticians and salon employees.
How Xeomin® and BOTOX® Works
Both contain medication that relaxes muscles over a period of days or weeks. Most people will notice a difference in 24 hours. You might feel less facial tension and even have fewer headaches.
The impact on the skin covering the muscles takes longer. Relaxing the muscles beneath the skin allows it to smooth out gradually. Dr. Taub will start with a lower dose to monitor how your body reacts to the injections. We can always increase the dose later.
BOTOX® and Xeomin® Improves Wrinkles
Wrinkles generally form around the nose, eyes, lips, and on the forehead. Anti-wrinkle injections soften the appearance of:
- Crow’s feet
- Angry 11 (between the eyebrows)
- Boxy jaw muscles
- Forehead lines (frontalis muscle)
Treatment is temporary, and to maintain the skin’s smooth appearance, you will need to come back every 4 to 6 months for another treatment. Since there is no downtime and few side effects, patients often find this an effective and less invasive alternative to surgery.
Xeomin® Jaw and Bruxism Treatments
If you grind your teeth or experience tension headaches, Xemoin® or BOTOX® will relax the muscles of the jaw and face that cause painful headaches – even migraines. By strategically placing injections in the powerful masseter muscles, we can reduce the power they exert, especially while during sleep.
Therapeutic doses to relax the jaw muscles assist with reducing painful symptoms related to bruxism, or clenching and grinding of the teeth. As a result, overworked jaw muscles decrease in size, eliminating the boxy appearance of an overdeveloped jaw.
Anti-Wrinkle Dermal Fillers
When wrinkles form marionette lines around the mouth or feathering wrinkles occur at the lip line, dermal fillers can add support to your skin by filling in the wrinkles with hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that promotes resiliency and moisture retention in the skin.
Dermal fillers correct wrinkles including the nasolabial folds around the nose to eliminate the sagging look that can happen when skin loses elasticity in those areas. We can also plump up lips for a fuller look and to decrease the feathering wrinkles on and around the vermillion border.
Common dermal fillers go by the names Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero. We primarily us Juvéderm for its stunning results with few side effects.
Fresh Faced with a Beautiful Smile
For a comprehensive cosmetic treatment plan designed just for you, contact Beachwood Smiles to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yovi Taub. Your results will make aging look easy and give you the confidence to tackle your professional and social life with grace.