Dermal fillers are an injectable cosmetic treatment used to smooth facial lines and restore volume to the face. People often assume that dermal fillers can only be applied from a medical professional such as a plastic surgeon or through a medical aesthetics spa, but dermal fillers could also be available from your dentist. Because dentists specialize in oral and maxillofacial areas (from the chin to the forehead), they are, in reality, the ideal choice for delivering dermal filler injections.
About Dermal Fillers
Dermal filler injections are an effective way to add volume to the face in order to help correct wrinkles and creases that result from the natural loss of elasticity, subcutaneous fat, and muscle strength. Dermal fillers are used for a number of aesthetic benefits including
- Fighting signs of aging
- Softening wrinkles, creases, and fine lines
- Smoothing frown lines around the nose and mouth
- Smoothing crow’s feet around the eyes
- Improving lip volume
As a person ages, the folds in the face lose fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. This diminishes volume in the face causing lips to thin and folds in the face to become deeper creating a more notable appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To combat this, a vast number of patients have turned to injectable dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can be injected into the folds surrounding the mouth and lips to create a fuller and shapelier appearance. In dentistry, dermal fillers are often used to create a better frame for the aesthetic work performed on a patient’s teeth and gum tissue. Dermal fillers can also be injected into the face intraorally (inside the mouth) to help create a younger looking appearance. Dermal fillers can even be used in conjunction with Botox injections to further help patients achieve a refreshed and renewed appearance.
To administer dermal fillers, dentists are the best choice. A dentist is highly trained in the oral and facial muscles along with the musculature of the head and neck. They also have extensive knowledge and experience performing injections in and around the face. Specialized in oral and maxillofacial treatments, dentists have significant advantages that make them better suited to effectively administer dermal filler injections for optimal results.
At Foutz Family Dentistry, Dr. Barton H. Foutz offers several brands of dermal fillers including Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm, Voluma, and Radiesse. A procedure typically takes anywhere from five to fifteen minutes and there is little to no down time after injection. The effects of dermal fillers can last between six to twelve months, however the most effective way for a patient to sustain results is through routine treatment.
With years of experience, Dr. Foutz is uniquely qualified to help your achieve your aesthetic goals through dermal filler injections. Call our office today at (702) 792-5929 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074