Our services at Valley Dental go above and beyond caring for your teeth. We also offer Botox and Juvederm treatments to give you youthful, glowing skin in a matter of minutes! We are committed to working closely with you as you decide on the best treatment to achieve your ideal look.

Why Botox?

Botox has proven to be a trusted, effective treatment over the last twenty years, making it a popular choice to reduce wrinkles and smooth out skin. There are also a number of functional uses for Botox, including helping with migraines, TMJ, and more. Some other benefits you can expect when receiving Botox treatment are the following:

  • Treatment is Fast: It takes no more than 15 minutes to administer the Botox treatment.
  • Pain-Free Injections: We simply place ice on the site prior to your injection, and still you will hardly feel a thing!
  • Quick Recovery: You can resume normal activities immediately following your treatment – there is virtually no recovery necessary.

How Botox Works

There are a number of reasons why our skin wrinkles over time—one of which is the muscle contractions that allow us to frown or squint. As these muscles contract, our skin folds and gradually creates a wrinkle or line. Botox, also known as the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, targets the nerve endings of these muscles so that they no longer contract, thereby reducing the wrinkle in that particular location. This FDA-approved treatment can take anywhere from 5 to 10 days to take full effect, and you can expect the results to last up to 6 months.

Millions of Americans have had great success in rejuvenating their skin with Botox. However, Botox is not your only option for obtaining youthful skin—perhaps Juvederm may be the right choice for you!

Why Juvederm?

Juvederm is an excellent treatment for lines around the mouth, nose, and forehead as it uses hyaluronic acid—a natural protein already found in our skin cells—to fill the creases. It can also be great for reducing the appearance of scars or facial contouring. Here are a few other perks to getting the Juvederm treatment:

  • Quick Appointment: Much like Botox, your treatment session should be relatively quick—no longer than 30 minutes in most cases.
  • Pain-Free: Using a topical anesthetic cream, your physician will numb the sites of injection to ensure the pain is minimal. Many patients find the smooth gel formula of Juvederm makes application quite comfortable.
  • Long Lasting Results: One of the biggest benefits to the Juvederm treatment is that you will enjoy much longer lasting results than with most dermal fillers. You’ll reap the benefits of this treatment for up to 9 months, though sometimes it can last up to a year!

How Juvederm Works

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar-based compound that our bodies create naturally to provide our skin cells with moisture and nutrients. Over time, our bodies slowly lose the ability to create this compound, making our skin less firm, plump, and elastic. However, with the Juvederm treatment, we can fill areas of fine lines and wrinkles to take years off of your face and skin. After the Juvederm injections, you will want to avoid excess exposure to extreme temperatures, and should avoid touching your face unnecessarily for a few days. That said, you may continue to apply makeup (so long as you avoid products that contain alcohol).

If you’d like to learn more about how you can remove unwanted lines and wrinkles, call our offices today to schedule your consultation!