Marietta area dentist describes the difference between Botox and dermal fillers
Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental in the Marietta area are proud to announce a new treatment available in their state-of-the-art dental facility. Botox, made of botulinum toxin type A proteins, helps reduce lines and wrinkles caused by muscle tightening. This medication is administered directly into the muscle to reduce contractions, thus smoothing the skin and providing an anti-aging solution. It is approved by the FDA for cosmetic and medical use, and has been utilized for decades to improve many medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, and migraine headaches.
Dr. Lan Vo has received certification from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to provide this treatment to men and women who want to use them as an “add-on procedure” for their next dental visit. Botox is great for taking care of the fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the eyes (crow’s feet), on the forehead, and even between the eyebrows. These frown lines can be addressed with Botox medication, and results can last approximately six months before reinjection is necessary. Since patients are encouraged to visit their dentist twice a year, this is the perfect time to enjoy touch-up injections.
Many patients may ask about dermal fillers, but these work differently than Botox. Botox is used to address the muscle contractions while dermal fillers are used to add volume directly to the area of concern. Popular dermal fillers include Restylane and Juvéderm. These are offered by dermatologists to inject into the specific lines and wrinkles on the face for immediate repair. They are made of hyaluronic acid, which attracts water, and provides instantaneous results, unlike Botox, which requires a few days to a week before there are noticeable changes. Botox is better for fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contractions, while dermal fillers add volume directly to these areas of concern.
Dr. Lan Vo and the team of 32 Dental are committed to assisting new and existing patients in improving both their smile and their overall appearance in just one visit to their dental practice. Call today to schedule a consultation visit and learn more about Botox injectable medication for improving lines and folds of the face.
About Dr. Sean Breckley
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.
About Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.