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Dr. Wesley Mullins is certified to perform facial cosmetic procedures, including:
- Botox: This mild paralytic is an extremely popular treatment for lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat tension headaches, migraines, TMJ, and neck pain.
- Juvéderm: A deep hydrating gel that smoothes creases in the skin; Juvéderm is the most popular dermal filler for both the lips and cheeks.
- Radiesse: This treatment offers instant replacement of lost skin volume and stimulates collagen production.
If you’ve been curious about dermal fillers but felt uncomfortable going to a plastic surgeon or beauty clinic, My Family Dentistry is an easy choice. You can always trust that you’ll get the most skilled treatment available, directly from Dr. Mullins.
Botox and Dermal Fillers: From Wrinkles to Migraines
For traditional cosmetic uses, Botox and dermal fillers can have a wonderfully subtle yet powerful effect. When administered by an experienced professional, Botox relaxes the facial muscles in a discreet way to rejuvenate the face and give you a youthful, well-rested appearance.
Dermal fillers, likewise, plump the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments are fast and affordable, and they can drastically improve your confidence at work, at home, and with your friends. If you want to look and feel younger and more vibrant with lasting results, this is a great way to achieve it!
However, many people don’t know that Botox has applications apart from your appearance. Because it safely and effectively stops targeted muscles from contracting, Botox can also be used to provide relief for people with migraines, tension headaches, and jaw and neck pain.
When these painful symptoms are the result of muscle tension or spasms in the head or neck, Botox can be a more effective treatment than painkillers, and without as many risks. Due to its long-lasting effect, it can ease these symptoms for months at a time, which explains why so many patients turn to Botox for headache relief over other treatments.
How Botox and Dermal Fillers Work
Botox works to smooth wrinkles and fine lines with a mild paralytic agent that relaxes the muscles into which it is injected. It essentially silences communication between the nerves and facial muscles, preventing the muscles from contracting. This is a practical and efficient solution to wrinkles caused by muscle tension, as opposed to surface-level topical creams that fail to directly affect the source of the problem.
In the hands of someone who really understands the muscles of the face, you can achieve a smooth, relaxed look without worrying about looking “frozen” or unexpressive. These quick, nearly painless injections can be administered quickly, even over a lunch break, and require minimal aftercare. You’ll start to see results within 3-7 days, and they’ll last for about 3-4 months. With regularly scheduled appointments, Botox can fit seamlessly into your routine.
Though dermal fillers contain different things, their basic process is the same. Agents like collagen, hyaluronic acid, and biosynthetic polymers add volume beneath the skin exactly where you need it most, particularly increases and other places where elasticity has been lost. Results are immediately visible and last for about nine months to a year, though you will look best a few weeks after treatment.
We treat Botox and dermal filler treatments just as seriously as we do the dental care we provide, and we would be happy to talk about which solution is best for you.