Look & Feel Younger
Lines and creases in the face tell a story that is not necessarily accurate about you. Our faces change over time, and they may be communicating feelings like being anxious, tired, or unfriendly without us even knowing it. Many of our patients worry that their lines, creases, or scars make them look older or as if they have less vitality, and how it may affect them in communicating professionally and personally.
We can use a combination of techniques and care to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, bringing back a refreshed, natural look. Depending upon the treatments used, often patients see results immediately or within a week. Our goal is to help you look more youthful and exceptionally natural — with minimal to no downtime. We will work with you to determine what products or combinations will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
What Are Botulinum Toxin Injections?
Botulinum toxin injections are a temporary solution for treating and preventing wrinkles. This procedure is the most extensively studied aesthetic treatment and the world's #1 selling aesthetic treatment.
How Does It Work?
Your dentist in Leland, NC will administer tiny botulinum toxin injections directly into the muscles that cause moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. Discomfort is very minimal and brief. Injecting botulinum toxin into the muscles that cause wrinkles temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The entire treatment takes approximately 10 minutes.
How Long Will Results Last?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, lasting up to 4 months. Botulinum toxin injections are often used in conjunction with dermal fillers to enhance results further.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
As people age, the dermal layer of the skin becomes thinner. The loss of elasticity and fullness is manifested in wrinkles. Dermal fillers add volume to depleted areas to restore your face to a more natural youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid.
When Do I See Results?
You will see results immediately after the dermal filler treatment. Results can last up to a year. Any form of facial contouring with dermal fillers is performed as a non-surgical, minimally invasive out-patient procedure.
How Long Will Dermal Fillers Last?
In facial applications, dermal fillers will provide a correction that lasts around one to two years depending on the type of filler. Individual results may vary, affected by age, metabolism, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity.
Migraine, Headaches, Facial Pain, & TMD Therapy
Botulinum toxin injections have proven to effectively relieve pain with TMD, reduce bruxism, and reduce or even eliminate tension-type migraines. In February 2011, the FDA approved botulinum toxin for chronic migraine and facial pain as a primary treatment. This highly purified protein has proven to be adequate pain relief from muscle sources. Some studies suggest that approximately 85% of TMJ and other facial pain disorders are muscle-related. Botulinum toxin affects muscles by decreasing the intensity of muscle contractions. It allows the muscles to still function but relaxes enough to prevent painful contractions.