BOTOX® and Fillers in Framingham
Metrowest Prosthodontics offers BOTOX and dermal fillers to our patients in the greater Framingham area. Please call our office today at 508-620-6622 to schedule your appointment.
About Our BOTOX® and Filler Treatments
Metrowest Prosthodontics provides BOTOX and Dermal Fillers in Framingham, MA. Call 508-620-6622 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Many patients are surprised to learn that they can get BOTOX and Dermal Filler injections at our office. Why go to a dentist instead of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for facial aesthetic treatments? It’s simple: as dentists, we have advanced training in the anatomy and musculature of the face and jaw. There’s perhaps no one more qualified when it comes to facial aesthetics. When these treatments are combined with cosmetic dentistry, patients can achieve a complete smile makeover.
With BOTOX and Dermal Fillers, the injections aren’t just skin deep—BOTOX, for example, is injected into the muscles, so it’s important to understand which facial muscles need to be treated for the desired effects. At Metrowest Prosthodontics, we provide the following facial aesthetic services:
BOTOX, or in it’s medical name Botulinum toxin, is a wrinkle relaxer. So even though your brain may fire and signal for your body to move a particular muscle, BOTOX effectively blocks that firing and keeps the muscle from moving.
In the past, Diamonds were a girl’s best friend, these days wrinkle relaxers are more like it and for a good reason.
You will see visible results in just 3-10 days, and it will prevent more fine lines and wrinkles from forming in the long term.
The effect of wrinkle relaxers will last for 3-4 months.
Wrinkle relaxers are also used for TMJ treatment, for slimming the face, and to enhance lip augmentation, also known as a “Lip flip”.
So, say goodbye to looking tired and aging skin and say hello to a youthful and more refreshed look!
(BOTOX Cosmetic is derived from the neurotoxin botulism and used for both therapeutic and cosmetic treatments. Cosmetically, we offer BOTOX injections to reduce lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. BOTOX can also be used to treat migraines, TMJ disorder, jaw pain, and teeth grinding. The effects of BOTOX usually last about four months before re-treatment is needed.)
What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal Filler is a gel-like substance, made out of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in our body. There are different brands of fillers with different consistencies for different areas in the face. Our fillers contain Lidocaine, so the procedure is comfortable throughout.
Over time, as we mature, we lose the deep fat structure in our face, our skin loses collagen and its elasticity and thins out, and our bone resorbs. As a result, our skin starts to sag, causing mid-face volume loss and the formation of jowls.This is where Dermal Fillers shine. A filler, placed in the cheek, is designed to restore the volume and plump the skin. When a cheek filler is injected, it draws moisture from the surrounding tissue, like a sponge, and helps restore volume lost through age, sun damage and other factors.
Strategically placed filler in the cheek will look naturally and will help reduce even the lines of the nasolabial folds. A filler can last up to a year , and is metabolized safely by the body.
Dermal fillers can be placed in other areas of the face as well: nasolabial folds, marionette lines and the lips, to help provide a youthful, vibrant look.
So, isn’t it time to invest in yourself?
If you’re not sure whether BOTOX or dermal fillers are best for your needs, we are happy to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.
FAQs About BOTOX and Dermal Fillers
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers last between six to 12 months, depending on the type used and the area being augmented.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers are safe, although some patients do experience mild side effects. These include a rash, itching, redness, bleeding, bruising, or swelling at the injection site. There’s also a risk of small bumps caused by an allergic reaction and skin discoloration.
Do fillers make wrinkles worse?
Some patients worry that once their dermal fillers wear off, their skin will sag or wrinkles will worsen. This isn’t the case—as long as your filler injections were not excessive, your skin will simply return to how it looked prior to your injections.
Is BOTOX a poison?
BOTOX is made from Clostridium botulinum, which is the toxin that causes botulism, a serious form of food poisoning. BOTOX injections are completely safe, though. You cannot get botulism from BOTOX injections.
How long does BOTOX last for TMJ?
BOTOX for TMJ usually lasts between three to five months. With continuous treatment, you may be able to go longer between injections as the muscles relax and recover.
Does BOTOX for TMJ change face shape?
Yes, many patients see their facial shape change when they get BOTOX injections for TMJ pain. The BOTOX relaxes the over-used masseter muscles in the jaw. As these muscles are allowed to relax, they will shrink, giving patients a softer facial profile and improved symmetry.
Call 508-620-6622 to schedule your appointment.