You’ve just invested a lot of time and money into having the best smile you can. Doesn’t it make sense to make sure the rest of your face looks great too? Ballinger, Galvan & Knopf Dentistry is certified to provide Botox® & Juvéderm® services for our patients. We believe this is just one more way that we can help our patients look and feel their best.
Botox from the dentist?
Yes, it is a little strange to think of going to the dentist for Botox and dermal fillers, but your dentist understands the facial anatomy more than most physicians. Dentist can also make skillful injections that are comfortable and produce natural looking results.
Even though it seems strange to some to visit the dentist for Botox and dermal fillers, a dentist understands the facial anatomy more than most physicians and can make skillful injections that are comfortable and produce natural looking results. Our office has completed a Board-approved training course in facial aesthetics to learn how to safely and effectively administer treatment to our patients.
About Botox® and Dermal Fillers
Botox and dermal fillers are used to smooth away wrinkles in the face. Each brand is very different and the doctors at Ballinger, Galvan & Knopf Dentistry have carefully selected products that are proven safe and effective and deliver natural looking, long lasting results.
- Botox is FDA approved to temporarily treat wrinkles and has been used for cosmetic purposes for nearly 20 years. Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and in the forehead that cause deep expression lines. The results of Botox can last up to four months. Botox is also FDA approved for the temporary relief of headaches and can be used to alleviate TMJ pain.
- Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler from the makers of Botox. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most popular compound for restoring lost volume and fullness to the face. Juvederm is used to target wrinkles and facial folds in the smile zone including the marionette lines (parenthesis) and smokers lines (tiny lines around the lips). Juvederm can be used to improve the appearance or fullness of the lips and correct symmetry issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to get Botox and dermal fillers from the dentist?
Yes. In order to become a “Botox dentist” in Maryland, a dentist must be in good standing with the Maryland Board of Dentistry and complete Board approved post-doctoral training. Our doctors have completed their training and earned credentials to provide these cosmetic services to our patients.
How do I get started?
Botox and Juvederm are available for patients of Ballinger, Galvan & Knopf Dentistry. Just call or let us know at your next appointment. Consultations for Botox and dermal fillers are complimentary. We can evaluate your facial condition and recommend the treatment that is best for you. In some cases, we may be able to perform treatment on the same visit, or we may schedule a separate appointment at a convenient time.
What results can I expect?
With both Botox and Juvederm, you’ll notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines. Our doctors are well trained to deliver results that are very subtle and natural looking and our Botox patients generally achieve optimal results within 2 weeks that last up to 4 months. Like Botox, the results of Juvederm will continue to improve over time and last from 6 months to a year, on average.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects from Botox and Juvederm injections are mild and temporary. It is important to select a well-qualified dentist or doctor for your treatment to ensure maximum safety and comfort. Common side effects include redness and soreness in the injection site. Discomfort will generally not last more than a couple hours.