woman with smooth skin smiling

Once you’ve achieved your perfect smile, there may be ways you’d like to set that smile off. Choosing non-surgical aesthetic enhancements is a simple step. Injections like Botox and dermal fillers are comfortable to receive, and the results are subtle. You will be able to smooth your skin and reduce facial lines without looking anything other than natural. While you and those around you will notice your rounded, glowing skin, they won’t suspect the cause is anything other than stellar health.

As a dentist, Dr. Baudean is intimately acquainted with the facial musculature and the way it impacts facial lines and aging. He has received advanced training in administering Botox and dermal fillers. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, reach out today to learn more.

Botox Treatment

Before and after Botox

The muscles in our foreheads often contract without our consent. Think of the last time you suddenly realized your brow was furrowed, or that you were squinting. We engage in these motions without thinking because they occur during times of concentration and stress when our minds are elsewhere. Unfortunately, these muscle contractions lead to forehead lines and wrinkles around our eyes.

The solution lies in stopping specific muscles from pulling that skin. Botox treatment immobilizes certain muscles responsible for forming facial wrinkles. Injections target a muscle and prevent it from receiving messages from nerves, leaving it relaxed and the overlying skin unfurrowed. Botox is ideal for vertical brow lines, horizontal lines across the forehead, and crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes.

Dermal Fillers

before and after juvederm

Before and after Juvederm

On the upper half of the face, wrinkles are primarily produced by muscle contractions. The lower portion of the face suffers wrinkle formation due to a combination of hydration loss and muscle movement. As time passes, the skin loses hydrating substances that give us plump cheeks and skin. These substances can be replenished with dermal fillers.

Juvederm filler supplies the skin with hyaluronic acid to reverse the visible effects of aging. For many individuals, their most prominent facial lines are laugh lines around the mouth (which can also detract from your smile). Dermal fillers round cheeks and smooth out those lines for younger-looking, unsullied skin. Fillers are appropriate for a variety of applications, including delicate lip enhancement and the smoothing of vertical lip lines.

You should relish looking in the mirror and appreciating your skin and smile. If you feel less than enthusiastic because of aging wrinkles, call our office to discuss Botox and dermal fillers with our staff.