Botox & Dermal Fillers Frederick, MD

Did you know that Botox® and dermal fillers can also treat dental issues?

Our trained and experienced dental team provides Botox and dermal fillers to treat specific types of oral health problems. We can also use them to address cosmetic concerns and provide a complete smile makeover. These treatments can not only reduce wrinkles and smooth out the face but can also treat headaches and TMJ disorders.

Botox is a cosmetic treatment that relaxes the muscles in the forehead that cause deep frown lines. The effect of muscle relaxation using Botox is also beneficial to reduce jaw pain discomfort and bite problems. Most patients achieve results that last four to six months.

We also offer several different types of dermal fillers in our Frederick dental office. We will examine your skin, discuss your concerns and make recommendations suitable for your needs.

Why Choose a Dentist for Cosmetic Facial Injections?

It may seem to be an odd choice to get cosmetic fillers from your dentist. However, cosmetic injections are something that dentists with special certifications excel at. They may be the most qualified providers of precise injection treatments. They extensively study the structure of the face and all the muscles and bones in it.

Dentists know how the muscles move and react and how they’ll respond to treatment with Botox or dermal fillers. Dentists are also the best at performing anesthetic injections in delicate areas. Their training involves learning how to perform procedures in the cramped areas of the face and mouth. With dentists, you can expect treatment that’s quick, precise, and comfortable.

Other providers don’t usually pay full attention to your entire facial structure. If you’re uncomfortable or nervous about treatment, we can discuss our dental sedation options with you. Our facial aesthetic treatments are extremely safe and effective.

Botox & Fillers: What to Expect

Many fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which keeps the skin hydrated. HA fillers plump the skin around the nose and mouth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. XEOMIN® is a prescription medication we can inject into facial muscles. This filler improves the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows.

Patients will see results three to four days after treatment. XEOMIN can last for up to three months. Juvéderm® XC adds volume and fullness to your face while erasing unwanted wrinkles and lines. Juvéderm is also the only FDA-approved dermal filler that can last up to one year with one treatment.

We preform all Botox and dermal filler injections in the comfort of our dental office using a local anesthetic. Our dentist will gently place the injections in strategic locations to address your needs. Once complete, you may experience mild swelling, redness, and discomfort at the injection site.

Most patients resume their daily routine immediately after their appointment. Our doctors will send you home with after-care instructions. You can manage side effects with over-the-counter pain medication.

You will notice the results within the first couple of days, and the treated area will continue to improve over the next few weeks. We will maintain your refreshed appearance or manage your TMJ pain when you visit us for routine dental care every six months.

Treating TMJ with Botox in Frederick, MD

Botox for Headaches and TMJ

We work with patients to diagnose and treat the symptoms of TMJ-related disorders and bite problems. TMJ-related muscle tension can cause a range of painful symptoms, including headaches and jaw pain. Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for chronic headaches, which are often a symptom of TMJ disorders and muscle tension. Botox and fillers can provide relief from headaches and migraines for an improved quality of life.

We will perform a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and the condition of your bite to determine if Botox, Juvéderm, or XEOMIN are right for you. During a consultation, we can discuss your treatment and the number of injections needed for your specific concerns.

Treatment with Botox

Botox is a neurotoxin that our doctor injects into muscle tissue. It acts upon the nerve impulses that affect the action of the muscle. Botox relaxes the treated muscle and releases the tension in the face. Treatment with these injections is quick and comfortable.

Botox treatment results can last for up to 6 months, and sometimes longer. We can provide follow-up treatments and will work with you to monitor the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Our dentists will also evaluate TMJ-related symptoms and help mitigate them.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?

While most patients can be a candidate for Botox, the best candidate is in good health and between the ages of 18 and 65. You should not have any severe medical conditions that may complicate the procedure or increase the risk of complications. Additionally, you should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Our doctors will meet with you to discuss how Botox or a dermal filler can meet your specific needs or cosmetic goals.

Botox and Dermal Filler FAQs

How long does Botox last?

Botox injections typically last from two to six months. Unfortunately, Botox does not last forever. Since your body consistently makes new neurotransmitters, the effect of Botox gradually wears off. A first-timer’s results may not last as long, but their results may last longer after a second treatment.

What is in a dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that fills in facial wrinkles and lines. They consist of different substances, including collagen, hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, and Polymethylmethacrylate microspheres (PMMA). These substances help add volume and lift to the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging.

How long will dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers typically last for about six months to a year, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. Other dermal fillers can last up to four to five years. The longevity of dermal fillers varies depending on the type of filler, the treatment area, and your physiology.

Can Botox ruin my face?

No evidence exists that says Botox will eventually ruin your face. In fact, Botox is a very safe and effective treatment when applied correctly. It can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance. However, it is important to consult with a qualified dermatologist before undergoing the treatment.

Can I exercise after my Botox procedure?

You should avoid any exercise for at least 4 hours after treatment. If you raise your blood pressure by doing any strenuous workout, you could cause swelling in the injection areas. This can lead to bruising and swelling and even changes your Botox results. Follow your dentist’s Botox post-treatment instructions.

Can I get Botox before surgery?

Yes, you can get Botox before surgery. However, it’s important to consult with your doctor first. Your doctor will make sure that there are no interactions between Botox and medications you may need to take before or after surgery.

Schedule a dental exam and consultation today to erase your fine lines and wrinkles! We can alleviate your chronic headaches and jaw pain using Botox and Dermal fillers as well. Call the Frederick Center for Dentistry at 301-264-5680 or request a dental exam online.