A beautiful smile starts with healthy teeth. But once your oral health is on track, you may feel like your appearance can still use a bit of a boost. We’re pleased to announce that we offer dermal fillers and Botox injections at Mountain and Sea Dental.
If you’re wondering why a dentist is a good choice for Botox injections, the answer is simple. Our goal with esthetic dentistry is to improve our patients’ smiles. We already achieve this goal with dental treatments, and the next logical step is to offer comprehensive esthetic treatments.
During his training, Dr. Carley dedicated himself to studying the entire anatomy of the head, neck, and oral cavity. In addition, he has completed advanced certification in the use of Botox and dermal fillers. This specialized knowledge allows him to administer your treatment with exceptional accuracy and outstanding results.
Botox is an FDA-approved protein that’s injected into specific facial muscles, temporarily blocking nerve signals that regulate muscle movements. Essentially, the muscles relax, reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. We can even use Botox to minimize a “gummy” smile by controlling movement of the upper lip. Botox also has therapeutic benefits and is effective for reducing the pain associated with teeth clenching.
Botox treatment is fast and easy – the injections take just a few minutes, and you’ll enjoy the benefits for up to four months. In some cases we’ve found that Botox injections gradually retrain the muscles to relax, relieving symptoms for longer periods of time.
Within three to five days of having Botox treatment, you’ll notice that your facial muscles have relaxed temporarily, and in about two weeks, you’ll see the beautiful final results. And you don’t have to worry about having an unnatural appearance – surrounding facial muscles that haven’t been treated contract normally, allowing facial expressions to be unaffected.
As we age, the substance in our skin that creates roundness and fullness (hyaluronan) is gradually lost. Our cheeks lose volume, the skin starts to sag, and lines develop – all of which contributes to an aged appearance. Dermal fillers replace lost hyaluronan and plumps and rehydrates your skin, creating a more youthful appearance
Dr. Carley administers the dermal filler in the precise location that will boost the volume of specific areas of your face, including your cheeks and the skin around your mouth We can achieve the desired results in a single treatment, and you’ll enjoy the beautiful benefits for as long as a year.
You Deserve to Look Your Best
There’s no question that a lot of emphasis today is placed on beauty. As important as it is to present an attractive appearance to the world, knowing that you look great does a lot to boost your self-esteem. Using cosmetic dentistry and esthetic facial treatments, we can truly help you achieve the radiant smile you were born to have.
Please call our Santa Barbara dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss all your options!