Botox vs Dermal Fillers

Many patients visit a cosmetic dentist for a smile makeover, but Best Dental Spa can help with fine lines and wrinkles too. If you are seeking to enhance facial features, you can ask your dentist about Botox and dermal fillers.

Both treatments have different functions, and a consultation with a dental professional can help you determine which procedure will best help you reach your aesthetic goals. Dr. Dhara Patel, a dentist in Hoffman Estates, IL, describes the different cosmetic processes of Botox and dermal fillers.

botox and dermal fillers available in Hoffman Estates Illinois

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment used to block specified nerves to temporarily paralyze muscles in the face. When used in facial muscles, the injection can lower the likelihood of forming wrinkles in the forehead or near your mouth due to the reduced movement capabilities of these areas.

Wrinkles that already exist in these localized areas will appear smoother several days following a Botox injection. This treatment can also help patients suffering from jaw pain associated with TMJ disorders.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers are also injected into the face but differ from Botox in that material is used to replace collagen that may have been lost in facial structure due to aging. Your dentist can place them in fine lines, wrinkles, or folds of your face, especially near your mouth, to add definition or volume to your appearance.

This creates a smoother and more defined look to your face, especially in cases where skin may appear to be sagging. Your dentist can also inject fillers into your lips to create a fuller shape.

How Can I Make These Cosmetic Results Last?

Both Botox and dermal fillers are temporary cosmetic treatments. Botox effects last about three to five months, and dermal fillers can last three months to a year or longer, depending on the type of filler used with this treatment.

Both options are eligible for touch-up appointments. Your dentist can provide more details about maintenance treatments that work best for you. If you maintain regular communication with your dentist about your results and follow aftercare instructions carefully, you can see long-lasting cosmetic enhancements from your treatment.

Botox and Dermal Fillers Available in Hoffman Estates, IL

Best Dental Spa offers Botox, dermal fillers, and cosmetic dental treatments to patients in Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Patel also specializes in restorative and general dentistry for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 847.660.6603.