BOTOX and Juvéderm

Our top dentists in Temple, TX are more than oral health experts. Dr. Leung and his team are also maxillofacial experts. So who better to see to your needs?

When it comes to facial muscles and bones, along with wrinkles and premature aging, few specialists know more than our dentists.

In our dental office, we rely on BOTOX® for various purposes—everything from pain management to wrinkle reduction, from bruxism therapy to TMJ treatment. Your dentist can also use Juvéderm® to help restore your youthful glow.

To learn more about our specialty treatments or to schedule a consultation, give us a call today. Meanwhile, read through the headlines below to learn about the exciting treatments we offer right in our dental office.

How We Can Use BOTOX in Temple, TX

Many people think of BOTOX as a treatment for wrinkles, but it has various uses that many are not aware of. For example, it is often used to treat migraine headaches and other pain-related conditions like TMJ.

BOTOX is an injectable medication derived from Clostridium botulinum. In high doses, Clostridium botulinum is a toxin, but it has been used safely in small doses for decades.  

Let's look at how your dentist may use BOTOX in our dental office.

BOTOX for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

BOTOX works to reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, specifically in the facial area. This includes crow's feet, jowl lines, forehead creases, concentration lines, "angry 11," and so much more.

BOTOX does not paralyze the muscles, as many believe. Instead, it temporarily blocks nerve signals to the facial muscles to relax them. This relaxes fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance.

BOTOX for Bruxism and TMJ

Bruxism means you grind and clench your teeth during sleep. Left untreated, bruxism can wear away enamel, cause tooth breakage, increase cavities, and even lead to tooth loss.

Without treatment, bruxism may also lead to:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Earaches and migraines
  • TMJ

TMJ is often used to describe dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint. This is the hinge-like sliding joint that connects your lower jaw to the skull. Dysfunction of this joint may lead to the following:

  • Clicking sound in the joint
  • Locking or popping jaw
  • Head, neck, and shoulder pain

The discomfort associated with untreated TMJ and bruxism can alter life quality, which is why our dentists are proud to offer treatment.

Treatment for bruxism and TMJ may include:

  • Surgery or specific exercises
  • Appliance therapy
  • BOTOX treatment

BOTOX works by limiting muscle movement, which can curb bruxism during sleep. It can also help restore jaw joint health in some cases. Your dentist will evaluate you to see if BOTOX is a good option for your bruxism or TMJ.

Turn Back the Clock with Juvéderm in Temple, TX

Juvéderm is a dermal filler—meaning it can fill in deep lines and wrinkles to give you a more youthful appearance. This includes plumping up smile lines and the lines between the nose and the outer edge of the upper and lower lip.  

Juvéderm works by stimulating hyaluronic acid production—naturally found in the body. This adds volume to your skin in all the right places, filling in lines and giving you a younger, more radiant appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Before your cosmetic dentist in Temple, TX approves you for any advanced or elective treatment, we make sure it is a safe option for you. We also want to provide a predictable outcome that meets your goals.

This means a comprehensive consultation with your dentist. Your dentist may take a health history at this appointment if we don't have a current one on file. We will also go through the process with you, letting you know how you might benefit from BOTOX or Juvéderm.

Some patients choose dermal fillers and BOTOX as part of a complete makeover that may include one or more of the following:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisalign

Choosing to upgrade your smile and the look of your skin is an excellent way to boost your self-esteem and help you put your best face forward every day!

Your dentist can help you plan your new look, considering your smile goals, budget, and lifestyle.

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics, it is all about you and your objectives.

How Are BOTOX and Juvéderm Administered?

Your dentist meticulously administers BOTOX and Juvéderm.

We rely on a whisper-thin needle that is more like an itch than a poke. Because your dentist has experience with these injectables, you can count on a precise, easy, and relaxing injection appointment.

You may notice mild bruising and swelling following your injections, but these minor side effects do not last long. You can typically take over-the-counter pain relievers for a day or two, mile medications like Ibuprofen if approved by your dentist or physician.

How Long Do Results Last?

BOTOX results can last for 3-6 months and can continue improving on lines, wrinkles, and pain even weeks after administration. Your dentist will give you a more accurate prediction based on your specific health profile and goals.

Juvéderm results may last for up to 9-12 months and sometimes longer. As with BOTOX, your doctor can provide a more accurate timeline for your results and what to expect as the weeks go by.

In some cases, especially with BOTOX, treatments may last longer as you go forward. In other words, the second and third treatments may last longer than the initial injections.

How We Make Facial Aesthetics, Advanced Treatments, and Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable in Temple, TX

For specific procedures, we offer in-office financing to those who qualify.

Additionally, we are happy to accept CareCredit. CareCredit is a medical and dental credit card that offers easy repayment plans. This helps patients get the treatments they need and want without compromising their budgets. Some CareCredit plans even offer interest-free financing programs!

A member of our team can talk to you about budgeting your treatment and help you apply for CareCredit online. Decisions are typically fast, and you'll know right away which programs you qualify for.

For BOTOX and Juvéderm Treatments Near Me, Contact Our Dental Office Today

If you would like to talk to a member of our dental team about BOTOX and Juvéderm treatments in Temple, TX—or if you're ready to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists— give us a call.

Additionally, if it's time for your next dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning, we are here to schedule your next appointment.

We provide advanced services like BOTOX and Juvéderm to patients in all areas, including our friends and neighbors in Belton, Troy, Nolanville, and Harker Heights, TX.