Botox & Cosmetic Fillers

Monroe Township NJ Botox & Cosmetic Fillers to Enhance Your Smile

At the office of Dr. Richard Goldberg, D.M.D., we proudly offer a comprehensive range of general, cosmetic and implant dentistry services to patients of all ages. This makes it very convenient for your family to receive all the dental services you need under one roof to keep your smiles healthy and attractive! There are many cosmetic dentistry treatments that can make you look younger like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding. When you’re undergoing a smile makeover to improve your appearance, it only makes sense to enhance and rejuvenate your other facial features like your lips as they are what frame your smile.

In addition to offering excellent dental care, Dr. Goldberg also specializes in facial treatments using Botox and cosmetic fillers. As a dentist, Dr. Goldberg has the knowledge and expertise necessary to offer these services as he has an in-depth understanding of the muscles making up the face. Using Botox and/or cosmetic or dermal fillers as they’re also called, Dr. Goldberg can make subtle improvements to your facial lines and contours. Both Botox and cosmetic fillers are temporary, safe ways to look younger and enhance your smile.

How Do Botox & Fillers Improve My Appearance?

Wrinkles around your mouth and lips, and forehead creases can deter attention away from your beautiful smile. The good news is that wrinkling and similar cases can be treated with Botox and/or cosmetic fillers.

Botox

Botox Injection.It’s likely that you’re somewhat familiar with this very popular and effective FDA-approved treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that is used to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases.

When a facial muscle is injected with Botox, the muscle cannot contract which makes wrinkles and creases relax and soften. Botox can also be used to reduce the appearance of a “gummy smile” by making it impossible for the facial muscles to raise the upper lip to show too much gum.

The Botox Procedure

Getting Botox takes just a few minutes and does not require anesthesia. Dr. Goldberg injects the Botox into the specific muscle using a thin, fine needle which only causes some brief, minor discomfort. If need be, the area can be numbed topically. Once you leave our office after being treated, you can resume your normal, day-to-day activities. However, you should not press or rub on the area for several days, to ensure the treatment sinks into the proper area of the skin.

Before Dr. Goldberg provides you with Botox treatment, be sure to tell us about any medications you may be taking (both prescription and over-the-counter). We may tell you to temporarily stop taking the medication to avoid bruising. You also should refrain from consuming any alcohol for 48 hours before your treatment for the same reason. Normally, a Botox injection takes effect in a few days to a week with results lasting for three to four months.

Experiencing serious side effects after being injected with Botox is rare. However, you may experience some minor bruising or soreness at the injection site or you may have a headache.

Cosmetic Fillers

Cosmetic fillers before and after.A cosmetic or dermal filler is another highly effective way to treat wrinkles around the mouth and nose. Cosmetic fillers can be used either with or without Botox. As we grow older, the sun and other factors deplete the hyaluronic acid in our skin, causing our skin to lose volume. This allows for the formation of wrinkles, laugh lines and creases. Fortunately, hyaluronic acid is available in gel-form that can be directly injected into wrinkles, creases and even lips to plump them up for a fuller appearance.

The Cosmetic Filler Procedure

Because cosmetic filler treatment can be affected by several types of medications, vitamins, supplements and even herbal remedies, we ask that you inform us if you are taking anything to improve your health. Before Dr. Goldberg injects the cosmetic filler, your skin will be numbed with either a cream or an injection. While the cosmetic filler is being injected into your skin, you may feel a burning or stinging sensation which is normal.

You can expect your treatment to take up 30 minutes with results showing immediately afterward. You can expect your results to last for up to one year, at which time you can have the treatment done again if you’d like.

It’s normal for the skin around the injection site to turn a reddish color with some minor bruising and swelling. Applying an ice pack to the area following treatment can help. You should not do any strenuous exercise until the day after your treatment to prevent further swelling. You also should refrain from touching the area for a few days.

Interested in Monroe Township NJ Botox?

If you’re interested in enhancing your smile and attaining a more youthful appearance, we welcome you to call our office at (732) 251-7722 or schedule a consultation online with Dr. Goldberg. As a dentist who specializes in Spotswood, NJ Botox and cosmetic fillers, Dr. Goldberg can help boost your self-confidence by providing you with safe and effective treatment for reducing those fine lines, creases and wrinkles on your face. We look forward to meeting you soon!