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FACIAL ESTHETICS: FAQ

WHAT IS BOTOX?

Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a manufactured injectable medication used therapeutically to reduce the strength of targeted muscle tissue.

Who can inject Botox?

In 2002 FDA approved on-label use is treatment of moderate to severe wrinkling in the certain areas of face. Licensed dentists with appropriate training can legally prescribe an FDA approved medication for off-label use in any way that is considered standard of care and benefit to the patient.

How does it work?

At Dental Arts of Huntley, we use Botox cosmetic A and Xeomin. Once injected it takes approximately 1-2 hours to bind to the nerve. Clinical effects are visible after 10-12 days. Most commonly re-treatment is necessary every 3-4 months. It is not recommended to retreat a patient more frequently than 3 months. As the effect wears off, Strength gradually returns but wrinkles are not any worse than baseline.

What are some myths about Botox?
  • Botulinum toxin is new and untested
  • Botulinum Toxin can cause botulism. (It is a Purified Protein).
  • Botulinum Toxin can cause loss of sensation and numbness at the site of injection.
  • Botulinum Toxin Tightens skin.
  • Botulinum Toxin freezes your face and makes you lose expression.
  • Botulinum Toxin is Dangerous.
Who should not get Botox?
  • Pregnant and lactating women.
  • Hypersensitivity to any ingredient including Albumin 9 and Human Blood Product Neurological disorders.
  • Flu or cold symptoms.
  • Infection or dermatitis in areas being treated.
What are some complications of Botox treatment?
  • Minor Complications are more common. It includes Bruising, heaviness of the forehead, headache, flu like symptoms, discomfort, swelling, redness, watery eyes, skin infection.
  • Major Complications are rare but can happen. It includes brow ptosis, eye lid ptosis, lip Ptosis and Transient Strabismus.
  • All major and minor complications are completely reversible.

BOTOX Explained

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FACIAL ESTHETICS SCREENING

When we do our assessments we take your concerns into consideration. We take great strides to identify the areas of concern and structure a plan around your concerns. Our strategy is to provide a minimally invasive aesthetic corrective treatment tailed to your personal needs. From the day-to-day beauty services that keep you in check to the advanced non-surgical treatments that make you look your very best, we are sure to offer the treatments your face needs.

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Botox Facial Esthetics

BOTOX SKIN REJUVENATION

BOTOX facial muscles release a chemical that paralyzes and create wrinkles. Botox stops this chemical release. Botox is a manufactured injectable medication. Botox or Botulinum Toxin, is a tested and proven treatment for small wrinkles. If you are looking for a temporary rejuvenating solution to elevate your facial esthetic Botox could be one such solution.

DERMAL FILLERS

Produced naturally in your body, hyaluronic acid adds volume underneath facial skin along with fat cells, collagen and elastin. As you get older, natural hyaluronic acid reserves begin to break down but this can be remedied with dermal fillers that reduce wrinkles and fine lines and creates plumper lips. Just a small amount of dermal fillers are needed to make a noticeable difference to your image, taking years off your appearance.

What CAN FILLERS DO?

Typically fillers are used to enhance smile lines, corners of the mouth, lips and marionette lines.

HOW ARE DENTAL FILLERS USED?

Usable on its own or together with other treatments such as Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections and laser resurfacing, the effects of a dermal filler are similar to that of a non-surgical facelift. The procedure is suitable for all types of skin and no allergies will be triggered as hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body, making it safe to use on any individual.

What CAN FILLERS DO?

Typically fillers are used to enhance smile lines, corners of the mouth, lips and marionette lines.

Why Do We Need Fillers?

Humans lose 1% of dermal collagen per year especially over age 50. Fillers are FDA approved to use as a replacement for lost collagen. They are curative, preventative and non toxic.

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What type of fillers are available?

Fillers can be permanent, semi permanent and temporary. At Dental Arts of Huntley, we use only temporary fillers (Juvaderm Ultra XC and Juvaderm Ultra Plus XC).

For how long does fillers last?

Fillers can be permanent, semi permanent and temporary. At Dental Arts of Huntley, we use only temporary fillers (Juvaderm Ultra XC and Juvaderm Ultra Plus XC).

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