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Botox & Fillers Specialist

Simple Smiles

Dentists located in Johnson City, TN

Facial lines, wrinkles, and lack of facial volume can all make you look far older than you truly are. BotoxⓇ and dermal fillers are injectable treatments that fight aging, enhance your appearance, and even ramp up your self-confidence. At Simple Smiles in Johnson City, Tennessee, the skilled team includes experts in the facial, oral, and perioral areas, so they’re the ideal providers for this type of treatment. Call the office or use online scheduling to set up your appointment today.

Botox & Fillers Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a highly refined neurotoxin that comes from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Through precise injections, Botox blocks the nerve signals that cause muscle movement to reduce and prevent wrinkles. 

The three main areas for cosmetic Botox use are:

  • Crow's feet: Wrinkle clusters radiating from your eyes
  • Forehead: Horizontal forehead lines
  • Glabellar lines: Vertical "11" lines between your eyebrows

The Simple Smiles team has special injection training and skills, allowing them to expertly inject the Botox with super-fine needles. The treatment takes only around 10 minutes, and there’s minimal discomfort. Plus, there's no recovery time needed after Botox treatment. 

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectables that replenish volume in your deep lines and other parts of your face. As you age, you gradually lose collagen and facial fat. This is what causes deep facial lines, sagging skin in the middle and lower face, and thinning lips. 

After age 30, a steady loss of about 10% of your total hyaluronic acid per decade also contributes to facial volume loss. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that attracts water and helps with skin hydration and plumping. 

Dermal fillers include ingredients like synthetic hyaluronic acid, which creates natural-looking added volume. 

The main treatment areas for dermal fillers are:

  • Nasolabial folds: The vertical lines also called smile lines
  • Cheeks: Under the cheekbones where cheeks look hollow
  • Lips: In and around lips for smoker’s lines and adding volume

Some dermal fillers are also helpful for other types of lines, wrinkles, and volume problems. For example, certain types of dermal fillers treat bony-looking hands to provide youthful-looking fullness and hide veins. 

Dermal filler treatment at Simple Smiles takes less than 30 minutes in most cases. Thanks to topical numbing treatments, it’s usually nearly painless. There’s no recovery time needed after dermal filler injections.

How long do Botox and fillers last?

Botox can start to work as soon as 24-48 hours after treatment, but it can take a few more days to see the full effect. It stops muscle contractions for up to four months. To keep the wrinkle-free look going, you'll need regular treatments at Simple Smiles every 3-4 months.

Fillers take effect immediately, and they can last anywhere from 6-24 months depending on the exact kind of filler and the area of injection. The team can tell you what to expect and how often to have another treatment to maintain your results.

Book your Botox and fillers consultation at Simple Smiles by calling the office or clicking the online scheduler anytime.