Botox® and other dermal fillers in Oklahoma City, OK offer effective means of lessening the appearance of wrinkles. Their abilities explain their ever-increasing popularity in a world where just about everyone is seeking the fountain of youth. The cosmetics industry offers a variety of “miracle-in-a-jar” options with different results, leaving plenty of room for alternative solutions.


More and more people seek long-lasting options from healthcare professionals, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and dentists with specialized training. Dr. JayCee Van Horn of Southern Smiles Dental PC offers Botox and dermal filling treatments to help you look younger and feel more confident in your appearance.


Botox Injections


Although all are administered through injections into the wrinkles themselves, Botox is different from other dermal fillers. Each is meant to target specific problems.


A muscle relaxer, Botox is made with bacteria. Your dentist can use it to treat dynamic wrinkles, which occur when you frown. As you age, your skin loses its ability to bounce back into place, and these expression wrinkles remain visible. They are now known as static wrinkles. Your dentist injects the muscles that create the wrinkles you want to smooth over, and it takes up to two weeks to see results from Botox injections and the effects typically last about three months.


Dermal Fillers


Fillers contain different ingredients, ranging from collagen and hyaluronic acid to manufactured materials. Dentists use dermal fillers to treat fine lines and smile lines, with results that can last as long as or much longer than Botox. Fillers can also be injected into cheeks and lips for a plumper look or into scar tissue to reduce the appearance of the scar. Dr. Van Horn offers both Botox and the dermal filler calcium hydroxylapatite, which goes by the brand name Radiesse®, a gel solution with long-lasting results of up to 18 months.


If you are concerned about the appearance of deep wrinkles or fine lines, consider Botox or a dermal filler to help you look your best. Contact our office in Oklahoma City, OK for more information.