Botox & Dermal Fillers in Gainesville, FL

What Is Botox Therapy & Dermal Fillers?

Botox treatment, which is one of the most popular anti-aging procedures, is performed to eliminate or minimize the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. It is also used as a therapeutic for headaches and muscular pain associated with teeth grinding/clenching. This minimally invasive procedure uses a natural, purified protein from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. When used in small doses, it is capable of keeping skin wrinkling at bay without causing negative side effects. It works by weakening the action of muscles that create wrinkles or by temporarily blocking specific muscles from contracting.

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected under the skin. They are meant to create a smoother or fuller appearance, or both. Fillers can be used to add volume to sagging skin, make your facial features more symmetrical, plump up lips and cheeks, and smooth wrinkles and creases in your face.

As a specialist in dental Botox, Dr. Greg Feldman can provide Botox to help with “gummy smiles” and to alleviate TMJ-related muscular pain and headaches. These are areas that dentists have particular knowledge of beyond that of providers at medical spas.

Whether you’re interested in maintaining a youthful appearance, improving your smile, or you have TMJ/TMD symptoms and you’d like to explore your options for Botox and/or dermal fillers, we’re here to help. Contact us now to schedule a FREE consultation and learn more from your Gainesville dentist.

The Benefits Of Botox & Dermal Fillers

Botox and dermal fillers are minimally-invasive. It takes just a few minutes to get treatment, which is virtually pain-free. These treatments can be done together or individually, depending on your areas of concern. As a dentist, Dr. Feldman is an expert in facial anatomy. That means he knows how to administer Botox and dermal fillers to get the best possible results for your treatment.

Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm are also very safe and effective, with a very low risk of complications and side effects. Since we offer Botox and dermal fillers at our dental office, you can get these treatments as part of any routine appointment at Gainesville Dentistry Co., such as your cleanings and teeth whitening treatments. This makes it easier to stay on track with your Botox and dermal filler treatment schedules and get the cosmetic and/or therapeutic care you need. Ask us about our VIP Botox Loyalty Card to save on your treatments!

The Botox & Dermal Fillers
Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

First, you’ll meet with Dr. Feldman to discuss why you want Botox or dermal fillers. We offer Botox to help with wrinkles and fine lines, to treat gummy smiles, and to treat TMJ/TMD symptoms. We offer dermal fillers to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles, improve the appearance of recessed scars, and decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids. Together, you and Dr. Feldman can decide whether or not these treatments are right for you.

Botox & Dermal Fillers Treatment

During Botox treatment, Dr. Feldman will use a very thin insulin needle to inject a tiny amount of Botox directly into certain muscles around your face and/or neck. Dermal filler is injected into specific areas as well. Small ice packs are sometimes used prior to injection, but generally patients experience very little pain from the procedure. It only takes a few minutes to get treatment at our office.

What To Expect After Botox & Dermal Fillers

It takes a little while for Botox to show its full results, so be patient. Most people start to see results within 4-7 days, but it will take up to 10-14 days to see your full results. Botox usually lasts for about 3-4 months for most patients. Therapeutic Botox can last up to 6 months when treating jaw muscles. The results of dermal fillers are apparent immediately and will last from several months to several years depending on the filler used and the patient injected.

Am I A Good Candidate For Botox Treatment or dermal fillers?

Fortunately, most healthy adults without nerve disorders make good candidates for both Botox and dermal fillers. Non-smokers see the best, most reliable results with these treatments. If you are in generally good health and are unhappy with the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on your skin or want to restore volume and fullness in your face or lips, you will likely make a good candidate for these cosmetic treatments. If you are experiencing headaches and/or a sore jaw from clenching or grinding your teeth, then you are likely an excellent candidate for therapeutic Botox treatments. 

During your consultation with us, Dr. Feldman will help you decide for sure if this is the right treatment for you. Botox and dermal fillers are safe for almost everyone, but it is important to choose a provider with advanced knowledge of head and neck anatomy, experience with injections in and around the face, and training on ideal facial esthetics and how they relate to your smile. Dentists are uniquely qualified to provide optimal Botox and dermal filler therapy due to these considerations.

Schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Feldman, and get the results you desire at Gainesville Dentistry Co. today!

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Can Botox Help With TMJ?

Yes. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can be caused by lots of different things. But one of the most common causes is excessive stress and strain on the temporomandibular joints. These are the small joints that connect your jaw bone to your skull and allow you to bite, chew, and speak.

When these joints become inflamed, they can cause serious pain, discomfort, and other symptoms. Botox has been shown to help with these symptoms. When Botox is injected into certain facial muscles, it helps relax them and reduces strain on your jaw. In turn, this can help reduce the symptoms of TMJ.

Botox is a particularly good option for patients who have TMJ due to teeth grinding and clenching. Along with other treatments like lifestyle changes, Botox can help relieve symptoms like a sore jaw, headaches, pain when chewing, and more.

Every patient is different, though. At Gainesville Dentistry Co., Dr. Feldman can help you understand all of your options for TMJ treatment, including Botox. With the team at Gainesville Dentistry Co. on your side, you can take the first steps toward relief from your jaw pain.

How Long Does It Take For Botox To Start Working?

If you’re getting Botox for TMJ, you’ll usually start to notice results within a few days. You may experience less jaw pain, stiffness, and discomfort. After about a week, you should notice significant improvements in your jaw’s range of motion, and things should continue to improve from there.

If you choose to get Botox from Gainesville Dentistry Co. to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, it will take a similar amount of time to see results. You may notice some changes in how your face looks within the first 2-4 days, and you’ll usually see maximum results within 7-14 days of Botox treatment. Every patient is different, though, so be patient.

Botox also doesn’t last forever. Eventually, your body will break down the Botox and you’ll need to get treatment again. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Feldman may recommend that you get treatment every three, six, or 12 months. He’ll work with you to find a treatment interval that’s convenient for you and works for your schedule.

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How Much Do Botox And Dermal Fillers Cost?

This is entirely dependent on your own unique needs. Different patients need different amounts of Botox and dermal fillers. Because of this, it’s not possible to provide an accurate estimate until you’ve seen Dr. Feldman and our team.

For example, if you only want a little bit of Botox around your eyes to treat crow’s feet, you’ll pay much less than someone who is getting Botox in multiple places around their face and neck. Similarly, if you only need your lips plumped slightly, you’ll pay less than another patient who wants to get fillers in both their lips and cheeks.

If you’re curious about how much it will cost to get Botox and dermal fillers in Gainesville, we’re here to help. After your aesthetic consultation at our office, Dr. Feldman can learn more about the treatment you’ll need and provide you with an accurate cost estimate. Contact us now at (352) 887-6453 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Feldman today and learn more.

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