Gresham & Hood River
A beautiful smile is so much more than straight teeth! A beautiful smile is framed by your eyes, lips, cheeks, and jawline! At Stevenson Orthodontics we can help you achieve the smile and facial appearance you have always wanted. The following information is designed to help you learn how the artistic use of Botox, Dermal Fillers, and solid PDO Threads can enhance your smile and help create a more youthful appearance!
BotoxBotox, or Botulinum Toxin, is a neurotoxin in the form of a purified protein. While the term “neurotoxin” can be scary, Botox application is quite simple and safe. Botox is injected into the facial muscles to block the transmitters between the motor nerves that innervate the muscle. Once these nerves are interrupted, the muscle will not contract, which smooths out existing wrinkles and prevents new ones.
Botox has both clinical and aesthetic uses. We can use Botox to eliminate facial pain associated with chronic TMJ disorders and eliminate wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes, around the lips, and around the corners of the eyes. Removing these wrinkles can redirect attention to your smile and create a more youthful appearance.
The aesthetic effects of Botox treatment typically last three to four months. For the best results, we recommend Botox treatment every four to six months. Results should be visible within two to ten days. Read more about Botox.
Dermal FillersAs we age, the skin loses collagen and hyaluronic acid, which affects the structure and volume of the face. Eventually, the skin begins to sag and wrinkles occur. Dermal fillers can help you achieve a more relaxed and smooth facial appearance. These injectable gels made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid add volume to weakened facial features while stimulating new collagen growth. Dermal fillers can be used for facial wrinkles, smile lines, frown lines, lip volume, and marionette lines.
Most patients see results immediately after dermal filler treatment. The FDA approved procedure is minimally invasive, very safe, and typically takes about 20-40 minutes. The length of your procedure depends on the areas you would like to restore and volume loss. Read more about Dermal Fillers.
PDO ThreadsPDO threads are made of polydioxanone, a 100% bio-compatible material that is broken down by enzymic absorption and hydrolysis. After the application of PDO threads, a ‘lifting’ action immediately occurs. Over the next two to six months you will continue to see improvements as the threads stimulate new collagen growth. For this reason, PDO threads are considered an alternative treatment to surgical facelifts.
PDO threads can be used to target specific areas of the face to create a more youthful appearance. They can effectively raise the eyebrows, reduce the roundness of a face, lift sagging skin, reduce marionette lines, and define a jawline. With strategic placement, we can help give your smile the attention it deserves!
Reabsorption of the PDO filaments is gradual and subtle, producing natural, and long-lasting results. The effects of PDO threads typically last between one and two years, although some patients may experience the benefits for up to 3 years. Read more about solid PDO threads.
Learn about The Aging Face and how the artistic use of Botox, Dermal Fillers, and solid PDO threads can enhance your smile and help create a more youthful SMILE!
Also, read about how Botox can help you with Facial Pain.
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