Botox® and Dysport®: Lakewood Ranch, FL, dentist injects youthful vibrancy back into your smile
Kind Smiles Dental Health wants you to be “all smiles”! To look and feel your best, we offer cosmetic treatments to get rid of pesky frown lines. Led by Dr. Allison Konick, our team may soften these and other expression lines with Dysport and Botox® at the Lakewood Ranch, FL office. These products, known as injectable “neuromodulators,” may be used safely in conjunction with routine dental care.
Reclaim your youthful smile
Living in one of the sunniest states in the country has many advantages. We can comfortably take advantage of all our beautiful Floridian communities have to offer. However, with all of this time spent outdoors comes great responsibility. Unprotected exposure to UV light from the sun’s rays can age our skin prematurely and put us at increased risk of developing skin cancers. UV light can also exacerbate age-related structural changes to the skin that affects its plumpness, elasticity, and overall youthful appearance as time marches on.
Botox® and Dysport®
Botox® and Dysport® are both injectable cosmetic products. They are applied precisely to specific points of the face with ultra-thin needles. As neuromodulators, they work by blocking the nerve signals that tell muscles to contract. Every time a muscle contracts, a small groove is made in the skin. In youthful, elastic skin, these expression lines are dynamic and only arise when you laugh, squint, frown, smile, or otherwise express yourself. Due to the cumulative effect of muscle activity and other skin-related changes, over time, dynamic lines become “static” or fixed and are present even when your face is at rest. As we have an extensive understanding of facial anatomy and how various facial muscles function, Kind Smiles Dental Health is skilled at injecting just the right amount of the formulation into just the right places to achieve a natural look that is refreshed and ready to complement your smile (no “frozen” face).
Uses in dentistry
Also, both Botox® and Dysport® can be used to treat many of the conditions that Kind Smiles Dental Health often sees among its patients. For instance, patients who brux or grind their teeth can develop “masseter hypertrophy.” Overworked muscles in the lower part of the face cause the jawline to appear bulky or square-shaped. Neuromodulators relax these muscles to slim down the face and restore a balanced shape. Bruxism or teeth-grinding can also fracture or otherwise damage teeth. By relaxing the involved muscles, further damage to natural teeth or restorations is avoided.
Likewise, these products may ease the symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction. Radiating pain, jaw stiffness, migraines, and other symptoms are associated with muscle tension. Botox® and Dysport® alleviate the tension that is placed on the muscles and surrounding tissues.
The effects of Botox® and Dysport® are temporary; results typically last three to six months until the next maintenance treatment is needed. Make time for self-care. Cosmetic treatments are a perfect complement to your routine dental visits. Schedule an appointment at our Lakewood Ranch, FL office, also serving patients in and around Bradenton, Sarasota, Palmetto, Parrish, and Venice.