Facial Esthetics

The beauty of a smile, just like that of a picture, is enhanced by the frame that surrounds it. While advances in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics help us to produce more beautiful smiles than ever before, the field of facial esthetics allows us to enhance your smile and your overall appearance even more by looking at the “big picture.”  These techniques allow us to reduce deep creases around the mouth, create a natural fullness in the lips, and reduce the appearance of smile lines (“crow’s feet) around the eyes.  Even the deep creases (frown lines) above the eyes and deep creases in the forehead can be reduced or eliminated.

BOTOXTM

BOTOX Cosmetic is a noninvasive prescription medicine that is used to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and forehead. Contrary to popular belief, it does NOT cause full paralysis of the area and does not effect the sensory nerves or cause the area to be numb.  Instead, but relaxing the wrinkle causing muscles in your face, it produces real, noticeable results even for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.

Backed by nearly 11 million treatments Botox Cosmetic is safe and effective and results occur within 2 to 14 days.

JuvedermTM

Juvederm is a wonderful way to smooth out deep creases along the sides of your nose and mouth.  These area are the “nasolabial folds” but are often referred to as the “parenthesis” around the mouth. These are hardly noticeable when we are very young because young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of collagen and a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid(HA). But as we age, time, sunlight, and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume – creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds, like those “parentheses” lines around your nose and mouth.

Juvederm helps replace the HA your skin has lost, adding volume to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds for up to one year with only one treatment.  It is also very effective at restoring a natural fullness to the lips that appear thinner because of a similiar loss of structure and volume.