What BOTOX ® Cosmetic Treats

BOTOX ® Cosmetic is very effective when used to treat the right kinds of wrinkles. It works best on:

  • Horizontal lines in the forehead
  • Vertical lines between the brows (glabellar lines)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines around the nose
  • Lipstick or smoker’s lines around the mouth

Although there are several other applications where it is commonly used. During your consultation, we can evaluate different areas of concern and let you know if they will respond to BOTOX ® Cosmetic or if we should use a different treatment approach.

How Does BOTOX ® Cosmetic Work?

It works by calming over-excited muscles. Our muscles are designed to learn and anticipate our motions. This is muscle memory, and it’s usually a good thing. It helps us drive, dance, play sports, and do dozens of other complex tasks without having to think about each individual motion.

But sometimes the anticipation doesn’t match what we actually wanted. Our facial expressions demand certain muscles movements, and our muscles get habituated to them, and hold them. Each wrinkle treated by BOTOX ® Cosmetic is a part of a facial expression (a smile, a pout, a frown) that has become frozen in place. It relaxes the muscles, releasing those frozen expressions. This can not only make you look younger, it can eliminate the perception that you are angry, tired, or sad on a daily basis.

Why Juvéderm?

There are many potential facial fillers available, but Dr. Russell Morrell has chosen Juvéderm because of the benefits it offers. It is:

  • Long-lasting
  • Smooth
  • Shapeable
  • Comfortable
  • Biocompatible

Juvéderm is a long-lasting filler. The results of your treatment will last for six months to a year, depending on the area injected. Lips tend to have shorter results than cheeks, for example.

Juvéderm is a smooth gel. This makes for a very attractive appearance, and it’s especially important in the lips, where thin skin will betray granularity or texture in the filler. The smooth gel is also shapeable. We can work with it after injection to achieve exactly the desired result.

The smoothness of Juvéderm makes it more comfortable for injection, and we use the version that contains a small amount of lidocaine (local anesthesia) for maximum comfort.

It is made up of hyaluronic acid. This is a moisturizer that occurs naturally in your skin, eyes, joints, and elsewhere. It is very compatible with your body, which naturally breaks it down over time.

Is Juvéderm Right for You?

Are you looking to rejuvenate your appearance? Juvéderm might just be the right choice for helping you maintain a youthful, healthy, vigorous appearance. To learn more about Juvéderm in Anchorage, please call (907) 274-7691 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Denali Dental Care.

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Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Morrell does a fantastic job. He’s knowledgeable, experienced, pleasant, and conscientious. I’m not a fan of going to the dentist and he’s always worked hard to make my stay in the chair quick and painless. I recommend Dr. Morrell in the strongest terms”

– Christopher T.

“I have been going to Denali Dental Care for several years now and Dr. Morell and his staff are the best I’ve ever had. I feel they care about my concerns and about keeping me as healthy as possible! They also are the nicest people! I HIGHLY recommend this dental office!”

– Susan H.

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