What is the Botox Procedure?
Botox is a popular choice for individuals looking to enhance their appearance. It effectively reduces wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. If you’re undergoing a smile transformation, Botox can be an excellent supplementary treatment. Derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A, Botox works by temporarily inhibiting nerve signals in the facial muscles, allowing the skin to remain smooth. Within a week, you’ll notice a softer, wrinkle-free forehead. The effects generally last for about four months.
At our cutting-edge clinic, Dr. Fridella also offers Botox for therapeutic purposes, such as alleviating teeth grinding, TMJ disorders, and chronic headaches. To learn more, reach out to our Lakewood Ranch, FL office to book your first consultation.
Before and After Photos
Click to view the before and after photographs of our Botox and Dermal Filler patients. To how these treatments may help you, reach out to Dr. Courtney Fridella in our Lakewood Ranch, FL office to book your consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Botox Treatments
What are the advantages of Botox?
Choosing Botox at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch comes with numerous benefits:
- Diminishes a range of wrinkles and lines
- Helps in preventing new wrinkles
- Complements other cosmetic procedures
- Established safety and effectiveness
- Eases headaches and teeth grinding
- Quick and convenient treatments
- More affordable than surgical options
- Zero downtime and no scarring
What can I expect during a Botox Session?
The Botox procedure is straightforward and takes place at our Lakewood Ranch, FL dental office. Dr. Fridella will identify the injection sites, apply a numbing cream, and then administer the Botox. The entire process usually takes around 30 minutes, and there’s no recovery time needed.
Dr. Fridella has undergone specialized training in Botox and dermal fillers, ensuring you receive comprehensive aesthetic and therapeutic treatments.
What is the post-Botox recovery like?
After Botox treatment, you may experience slight swelling and redness, which usually subsides within a few hours. Cold packs will be provided to minimize swelling. Some patients may experience minor bruising, but this is temporary. It’s recommended to avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours and to sleep in an upright position the first night. The results become apparent within a week, and many of our clients return quarterly for follow-up treatments.
How many units will I need?
The number of units required varies based on your specific needs. Our experts will tailor the treatment to your goals, whether you’re targeting crow’s feet, forehead lines, or wrinkles between the eyes. To maintain results, we recommend treatments every 3-4 months.
Can Botox be combined with other treatments?
Yes, Botox can be paired with other aesthetic treatments for a more comprehensive anti-aging strategy. For deeper wrinkles, we may suggest adding a filler for enhanced results.
Are there alternative options to Botox?
While Botox is a leading wrinkle reducer, other options like Jeuveau™, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are also available. Each has its unique formulation to address specific issues.
What's the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?
While Botox relaxes facial muscles to reduce wrinkles, dermal fillers add volume to the face, filling in static wrinkles.
Who is eligible for Botox?
Botox is FDA-approved for both cosmetic and therapeutic applications. It’s crucial to consult an experienced practitioner for optimal results. Botox is also used for medical conditions like excessive blinking and sweating. Unlike dermal fillers, which “fill in” wrinkles, Botox relaxes facial muscles to achieve a similar effect.
People of various age groups are opting for Botox; those in their 30s for preventive measures and individuals in their 40s and 50s for maintenance and rejuvenation.
Learn more about Cosmetic Dentistry at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch
Dental Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. The resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Bonding benefits both your oral health and improves your appearance by repairing damage, minor flaws, and irregularities in the surface of your teeth. This process is a wonderfully effective and affordable way to make cosmetic improvements to your smile.
Botox® is composed of botulinum toxin, a form of a purified protein used to treat a number of cosmetic and dental issues. It is injected into the facial muscles and blocks the nerve transmission to those muscles. As a result, the dynamic motion in the skin is relaxed, allowing wrinkles to smooth and disappear. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin.
Composite White Fillings
The composite white filling is an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional silver amalgam filling. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible, and our team at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch can shade them according to the color of your teeth, creating a perfect match and giving you a beautiful, white smile!
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth in between. Made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, bridges restore your smile, prevent further tooth misalignment, and help you chew comfortably.
For our patients in the Lakewood Ranch, FL area looking to regain the youthful fullness of their face, dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to decrease the wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, plump the lips, and soften facial creases. A faster and less expensive alternative to a surgical facelift, dermal fillers have a similar effect without the recovery time. Effective and easy, this has become a popular treatment.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length. Veneers look great because they mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Dental veneers can also provide relief from the tooth pain associated with worn enamel.
A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, composite bonding, implants, and teeth whitening. Some of the components taken into consideration include your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.
Many patients choose veneers as a custom-made option to make their smile sparkle naturally when they want to have a smile that is more vibrant.
Veneers entirely cover the damaged tooth with a long-lasting hard coating that enables it to nearly resemble the color of natural teeth, making them one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Dental veneers are used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth.
You deserve to smile big and laugh around friends and family.
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In this Smiles at Lakewood Ranch case study, our patient Rosetta explains how she had an accident and broke her front tooth. Another dentist told her some bad news and, wow, is she glad she came to the experts at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch instead!
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