In addition to our general dental services and cosmetic dentistry, Knollwood Dental Group offers two other cosmetic services to our Mobile, Alabama patients.  Botox and Juvederm are two options to enhance and rejuvenate the skin, resulting in a younger, firmer look for our patients.

Juvederm

Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid gel, is used to reduce face wrinkles and soften deep lines.  FDA approved, Juvederm is frequently use to help reduce the appearance of ‘smile lines’ near the mouth or to give lips more volume.  Hyaluronic acid is a naturally hydrating substance that will help your skin repair the loss of structure and volume which comes with age.  A simple subdermal injection, Juvederm can restore a youthful vitality to your skin.  While results last for up to 6 months, the procedure itself requires only a short office visit.  You’ll notice a remarkable difference right away.

Juvederm is ‘cross linked’, a process which allows the gel to last longer in the skin, granting a better overall effect.  Yet Juvederm contains less fillers than other similar products, making it a more natural choice and less invasive.

Potential side effects commonly include redness or swelling at the injection site, or possible bruising.  All side effects are typically minor and short-lived.

The doctors at Knollwood will be happy to discuss Juvederm and your needs further, to determine whether or not this product is right for you.

Botox

Botox consists of the chemical botulinum toxin type A and is used to combat wrinkles and to assist in other cosmetic treatments.  Botox is most commonly used to reduce wrinkles in the forehead and cheeks.  An injection targeting specific areas of the face, Botox works by relaxing various facial muscles that contribute to the wrinkles and lines on the skin.  As the skin grows more relaxed in the face, the lines begin to fade.  The results of Botox generally last for 3 to 6 months, at which point repeat injections might be needed.

Botox has grown widely in popularity over the last several years as a quick, simple, and effective cosmetic therapy option for reducing facial wrinkles and providing a rejuvenated appearance.  Men and women both are thrilled with the results and instantly feel younger and refreshed.  Botox is an in-office injection that can be completed in one visit by our doctors.  Botox has little side effects, but users may experience brief bruising, swelling, or tenderness.

Call for a free consultation to discuss either of the treatments with Dr. Brown.