Facial Fillers

Facial Fillers and Botox in Colorado Springs, Co.

You may not think of your favorite dentist, Dr. Gary Moore of Stetson Hills Dental, when you think of Botox and facial fillers. However, Dr. Moore is an expert at Botox and the facial filler procedures, which are used not just for cosmetic purposes, but to help patients overcome health issues.

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What is the difference between Botox and facial fillers?

Facial fillers smooth any wrinkles or creases that already exist. Botox can prevent new wrinkles and creases from forming. You may need one product or the other or both, depending on your needs.

What is Botox?

Botox is made from a toxin that comes from bacteria. It might sound strange to use such a substance, but when it is used properly, it has many benefits. And, when properly administered, it is safe to use and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Botox works by weakening the muscles in a controlled manner. It blocks nerve impulses and relaxes muscle contraction, allowing creases and wrinkles in the skin to soften. Because it is administered with a needle, this ensures accuracy into just the right area.

It is not necessary for the patient to have anesthesia before getting Botox. Dr. Moore will simply inject Botox into the muscle using a needle. Patients report that getting Botox doesn’t hurt at all, and that it only feels like a little pinch.

What are facial fillers?

There are various types of facial fillers. They include products, such as calcium hydroxyl apatite, collagen and hyaluronic acid. They are used to enhance lips, replace soft-tissue volume loss through facial injections and to rejuvenate skin. They add volume to the creases and folds in the face as these deepen, the skin starts to look older.

What else is Botox used for?

Botox isn’t just used for cosmetic purposes. It can help patients who have a lazy eye or who have uncontrollable blinking. It can help patients with chronic migraines, overactive bladder, muscle hypertropy (enlarged, overactive muscles), facial spasms, nasal allergies and spasmodic torticollis (painful, involuntary neck movements).

Because it works by paralyzing, weakening, or blocking certain muscles or nerves, it makes an ideal product for helping patients with jaw problems, such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). When Botox is injected into the masseter muscle, the large muscle of the jaw, the muscle becomes very relaxed. This helps patients who have involuntary grinding of the teeth and jaw clenching, which can lead to a lot of pain and even more problems, such as painful headaches and wear and tear on the teeth.

Are there any side effects of Botox and facial fillers?

There are potential side effects with any medical procedure. The possible side effects from Botox are: flu-like symptoms, respiratory infections, drooping eyelids, nausea, heartburn, headaches and bruising.

As for facial fillers, the potential side effects may vary depending on the type of filler used. Side effects are rare but may include: bruising at the injection site, redness, swelling and tiny bumps under the skin.

How long does it take for botox and facial fillers to work?

Botox treatment only takes about 10 minutes, and the creases and wrinkles begin to soften within four to six days. The effects of Botox can last for up to four months.

Facial fillers may take a bit longer to inject. Dr. Moore will want to inject filler, look at the patient’s face, and then inject a little more, “sculpting” the face as he goes. You may see immediate results from facial filler injections, but you may also have some swelling.

How long the results of using facial fillers last can depend on the type used. The effects may last from several months to over a year or two. Some research shows that repeated injections of fillers such as hyaluronic acid can help to stimulate the body to produce more collagen, which reduces the number of lines and wrinkles. This means that the patient would need less filler over time.

Why should I go to Dr. Moore for facial fillers and Botox?

The most important criteria for choosing a doctor should be experience. Dr. Moore has had years of training in administering injections, and he has hours and hours worth of continuing education in cosmetic procedures. And of course, besides years of experience and an eye for cosmetic procedures, Dr. Moore’s top concern is that his patients are comfortable and safe.

How much do facial fillers/Botox cost?

If a patient’s first question is “does Botox work?”, their second question is usually “how much does it cost?” Dr. Moore and the staff at Stetson Hills Dental would be happy to go over the procedure with you, as well as the costs involved and any questions you may have.

If you have been thinking about Botox or facial fillers, call Stetson Hills Dental today! The number is (719) 694-0400.

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