Arrowhead Dental Associates provides Botox® and Juvéderm® in Charlestown, RI. Call 401-364-6300 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
You might not think of going to the dentist for Botox® or Juvéderm®, but there’s no one better to provide facial aesthetic treatments. Dentists are trained not only in treating teeth and gums, but in the anatomy and musculature of the face. Treatments like Botox® and Juvéderm® aren’t simply about the wrinkles and lines on your skin—they require a deeper understanding of how the facial muscles work. We know exactly where to target our injections for lasting, natural-looking results.
Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medication that temporarily paralyzes facial muscles to smooth wrinkles. We use Botox® to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (also known as glabellar lines) and crow’s feet.
Juvédern XC is a smooth gel filler that is typically used to improve the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Treatment with Juvéderm can last up to a year and many patients find it to be the perfect complement to cosmetic dental work like teeth whitening and dental veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox and Juvéderm
Is it safe to get Botox from a dentist?
Absolutely. Dentists have knowledge and expertise in facial anatomy that makes them a natural choice for Botox treatments. Our team of doctors is trained in providing facial aesthetic treatments safely and with natural-looking results.
How long does Botox last?
Botox Cosmetic usually lasts between 3 to 4 months, but some patients’ injections last up to 6 months and others may notice the effects of Botox begin to fade away after only 2 months. The first Botox treatment usually lasts a shorter amount of time than subsequent treatments.
How painful is Botox?
Every patient has different perceptions of pain, but Botox Cosmetic is an injection and as such, you will feel a pinch—some people might describe it as painful, while others might simply describe it as uncomfortable. We use topical anesthetic cream on the injection sites, which goes a long way towards minimizing any discomfort.
Does Juvéderm work instantly?
You’ll see a difference in your lines and wrinkles immediately after your injections, but it takes a few days for the Juvéderm gel to settle into position. This is why it’s important to get facial fillers from a practitioner who understands facial anatomy—too many fillers injected into the wrong places are what cause a puffy, unnatural appearance.
How much does it cost to get fillers in your face?
The cost of facial fillers depends on the number of injections you need to achieve your desired results. We can provide you with a cost estimate when you visit us for a consultation.
What are the risks of Juvéderm?
When injected by a skilled provider, there are very few risks involved with Juvéderm; serious side effects are usually caused by unlicensed providers using Juvéderm improperly. The most common side effects are minor pain at the injection site, redness, soreness, itching, and small bumps. These typically resolve after a few days.
Call 401-364-6300 to schedule your appointment.