Botox® is a purified protein that is injected into a specific muscle beneath your skin, causing it to relax, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. Botox is most commonly used on places such as the forehead, “frown lines” between the eyes, “crow’s feet” on the outer sides of the eyes, “bunny lines” on the side of the nose, and lip augmentation. Relating to dentistry, Botox® can be used to treat many conditions, such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), headaches, migraines, bruxism (teeth grinding), and for denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures. It is an amazing product, as it can not only make you look better, but feel better, too!
The effects of Botox® last approximately three to four months.
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and do precisely as they are named - they “fill” areas that have lost collagen and volume. Dr. Kala Parker specializes in placing dermal filler in lips, nasolabial folds (the lines extending from the sides of the nose to the edges of the mouth), and marionette lines (those that extend down from the corners of the mouth). Dermal fillers are remarkable in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance that can be sculpted to your personal liking.
You can expect Dermal Filler results to last one to two years.