Injectable Fillers - Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm
In addition to providing state-of-the-art aesthetic, general, and restorative dentistry options, Dr. Melani Kapetanakos also provides the latest in injectable facial rejuvenation. Effective products such as BOTOX® aesthetic, Juvéderm™, and Restylane® at our practice serving the Bayside and Queens, New York area can eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles and augment areas of the face such as the lips and cheeks, giving you a more contoured, youthful aesthetic. Contact Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY for more information.
BOTOX® Aesthetic has proven to be one of the most popular and effective injectable rejuvenation treatments. Signs of aging in the face including frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet can be smoothed out for a more youthful appearance with BOTOX® injections. For patients who would like more subtle facial rejuvenation than results offered by more invasive plastic surgery procedures, BOTOX® Aesthetic provides results that can last up to six months, and much longer with regular touch-up treatments.
BOTOX® Aesthetic is composed of a diluted form of botulinum toxin type-A. It has been approved for use in aesthetic procedures by the Food and Drug Administration. The solution is injected into areas of the face targeted for rejuvenation, and works by temporarily stopping muscular contracture which causes lines and wrinkles to appear. Results are typically noticeable after the first day of treatment with BOTOX® aesthetic. Depending on the number of areas being targeted, treatment generally only lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.
BOTOX® injections can be an excellent complement to any number of aesthetic dentistry procedures, such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, or teeth whitening for a more complete aesthetic makeover.
Restylane® is fast-becoming one of the most popular dermal fillers available. In addition to smoothing out creases and wrinkles around the mouth and in the forehead, cheeks, and chin, Restylane® can add volume to the lips for a more sensual, youthful appearance. Because Restylane® is made from a natural human substance, it requires no allergy testing. There is also little to no recovery time, so you can have Restylane® injections on your lunch hour and go right back to work. Treatment sessions typically take about 30 minutes or less, and results last from six months to a year in many cases. You can maintain the results of Restylane® with follow-up treatments to provide you with continuous facial rejuvenation. Restylane® has been approved for use by the FDA since 2003.
Juvéderm™ is known for having long-lasting results and an impeccable effect on your overall facial appearance. Designed to add volume to facial features and smooth out signs of age, Juvéderm™ is FDA-approved and patients typically see immediate results after treatment. Composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the human body, Juvéderm™ does not require an allergy test. The procedure involves injections made with a fine needle to the areas of the face targeted for renewal. You will likely notice immediate results, and see even greater improvement in the days following treatment. The Juvéderm™ procedure usually takes about 30 minutes or less to complete. Results generally last six to nine months or more, and can be maintained with touch-up treatments.
Recovery from Injectable Facial Rejuvenation
You should expect little to no downtime after having injectable facial rejuvenation. There may be some swelling that occurs around the injection sites, but this should dissipate soon after treatment. Dr. Melani Kapetanakos will discuss every aspect of the procedure with you at your initial consultation, including risks, benefits, and alternatives, and help you decide which injectable treatment will be best to meet your own unique goals.
To schedule a consultation for BOTOX® aesthetic, Restylanebyyy, or Juvéderm™ at Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY, please contact our Queens, New York-area aesthetic dentistry facility.
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