Botox & Fillers
Botox and fillers in Tucson AZ are both popular cosmetic procedures that can help give you a more youthful appearance. People primarily choose Botox to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and deeply set frown lines. Dermal fillers help to replace the natural roundness and volume in the face to give you a less aged appearance.
What is Botox?
Botox, which is an abbreviation for Botulinum toxin, comes from a type of bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. The bacteria are toxic to humans and animals when left in their natural form. However, the portion removed for cosmetic and medical treatments is not harmful in any way.
When you receive a Botox injection, the muscles underneath the skin in your face that cause wrinkles become temporarily paralyzed. You should start noticing that your wrinkles have faded within approximately two weeks. The results of a single Botox injection last around three to four months. You will need to repeat the procedure at that time if you wish to stay ahead of your skin becoming wrinkled once again.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
As with Botox, Dr. Carlos Rodriguez injects dermal fillers just under the skin on the areas of your face you want to be treated. The results of dermal fillers tend to be quicker than Botox, with some patients stating that they notice a difference later the same day. The smooth skin and volume you notice in your face can last several months to a few years before you need to consider another application.
The lips and cheeks are popular places for people to receive dermal fillers. This cosmetic treatment also helps to make all your facial features appear more symmetrical. Dr. Rodriguez offers several types of dermal fillers and will answer your questions about each of them at your initial consultation.
Cosmetic Services from Your Local Dentist
You already visit the dentist at least twice a year, so why not schedule your Botox or dermal filler injection at the same time? While not every dentist offers these cosmetic procedures, Dr. Rodriguez is pleased to make the lives of his patients as convenient as possible. Please schedule a consultation today to learn whether Botox and fillers in Tucson AZ are right for you.
BOTOX® AND DERMAL FILLERS FOR EVERY DENTAL PRACTICE – AAFE – American Academy of Facial Esthetics Blog
Dermal Fillers: What They Are, Types, Benefits & Side Effects (clevelandclinic.org)