Our Facial Esthetic Treatments: BOTOX® and Restylane®

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Our Facial Esthetic Treatments: BOTOX® and Restylane®

What better way to complement your beautiful smile than with facial esthetic treatments? Fine lines and wrinkles are normal signs of aging, but there are ways to reduce them so you can maintain a youthful appearance. BOTOX and Restylane are two common, minimally invasive options to restore your appearance.

Dr. Abbey J. Lee in Grant Park offers these bonus treatments to help patients achieve the smiles of their dreams. Our treatments are safe, simple, and effective, so you leave our office looking and feeling your very best. 

Learn more about these treatments below, and contact our friendly team today to schedule an appointment!

All About BOTOX Cosmetic

As the leading cosmetic treatment in the United States, most people have at least heard about BOTOX, but many don’t really know what it is. BOTOX is an injected medication that contains botulinum toxin type-A. This material is designed to block nerve impulses in the facial muscles that contract and crease. The medication is injected into the forehead, between the eyes, and around the eyes, mouth, and nostrils to decrease lines and wrinkles in those areas. 

Consider BOTOX if you want to decrease the appearance of: 

  • Forehead lines
  • Wrinkles between the brows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines

Treatment can take as little as 15 minutes and patients typically enjoy their results for three to four months. Patients report very little discomfort during BOTOX treatment; however, you may experience a slight stinging sensation at the injection site which can be minimized with a topical medication or ice. Following treatment, most people return to work or their regular daily activities. 

BOTOX BONUS: Relief for patients who suffer from TMJ disorder and bruxism. When injected into the jaw muscles, the muscles relax, relieving pain and tension. TMJ disorder and bruxism patients should have BOTOX injections regularly to experience significant results. 

What You Need to Know About Restylane

Restylane helps fight signs of aging by adding fullness and volume to the skin. Using hyaluronic acid, the dermal filler is injected below the skin, typically the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth and toward the chin. 

The benefits of Retylane include: 

  • Smooths wrinkles
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Tightens and balances skin
  • Plumps certain key areas

Restylane injections can take up to 30 minutes and it can take up to two weeks to see the full results. However, unlike BOTOX, Restylane results can last up to 18 months. 

How To Prepare for Facial Esthetic Treatments

Whether you are preparing for BOTOX or Restylane, follow these tips to reduce swelling and minimize possible bruising: 

  1. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before treatment and for three days after treatment. 
  2. Avoid certain supplements and medications like NSAIDS and herbal supplements. 
  3. Talk to your doctor or dentist about any allergies and current medications. 
  4. Ask about supplements to take before the procedure that aid in healing. 
  5. Avoid salty foods for a few days before treatment. 
  6. Avoid hair removal treatments to minimize the possibility of irritation at the injections site. 

BOTOX and Restylane in Grant Park

Kill two birds with one stone by scheduling a facial esthetics appointment at our Grant Park cosmetic dentistry office. Dr. Lee offers general dentistry treatments like teeth cleanings and exams as well as various cosmetic dentistry treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign®. We can combine treatments to help you achieve your ideal smile. 

Call (404) 328-7177 today to get started! 

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