At Maniscalco Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama, we are pleased to offer our patients facial aesthetics treatments that are designed to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. Of course a healthy smile is one of the best ways to look good, but if you feel you need a little help in other areas, we can provide that as well.
If you have moderate or severe frown lines, or lines between your eyebrows, and you are between the ages of 18 and 65, BOTOX® Cosmetic can correct the problem temporarily. This is a prescription medication that Dr. Maniscalco can inject into your facial muscles to iron out unsightly wrinkles. Keep in mind though, that this is a temporary treatment, and will have to be repeated from time to time if the overall effect is to continue.
BOTOX® is unique in that it also has therapeutic benefits. If you have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), BOTOX® Therapeutic could ease your discomfort, provided that your TMD is not due to misalignment in your jaw. Many TMD sufferers experience pain because the muscles in their jaw, neck and head become knotted. BOTOX® Therapeutic is injected into the affected muscle, blocking the nerve impulses that cause the muscle to knot up, and relieving pain. Click here to learn more about BOTOX.
We should not have to tell you that exposure to the sun and smoking can make you look prematurely aged. You could end up with wrinkles, and a loss of elasticity in your face, and when the lines are deep enough, they will not respond effectively to BOTOX®. The lines need to be filled in order for them to smooth out, and that is where Juvederm® can be helpful. This is a fillers that is created using hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in your body to lubricate and cushion connective tissue. As you age, though, your body makes less hyaluronic acid. Juvederm is a gel that is injected into your skin to restore lost volume and stimulate collagen production, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
The injections are not overly painful, and the procedure usually takes less than half an hour. You will see instant results that will last up to a year.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
We also offer JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC for patients seeking plumper lips or want to reduce the appearance of perioral lines. This new injectable gel is approved for patients 21 and older. VOLBELLA XC can provide patients with a subtle lip enhancement. Results can last up to a year.
Juvederm Voluma is a volumizer and recontouring agent, also hyaluronic acid based, that is used to plump up cheekbones that have become thin or hollow looking due to loss of facial fat, which is a natural consequence of aging. Again, results are instant, and will last up to a year and a half. To learn more, read our blog. Juvederm Voluma Overview.
If you are experiencing undesirable consequences of aging due to loss of facial fat, or wrinkling, we have solutions for you at Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry. A visit to our office at 3419 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243 can be one of the best things you can do for yourself to combat the signs of aging. Call us at 205-967-9100 to book an appointment for facial aesthetics treatments. Or, if you would rather, schedule an appointment by using the form on our Contact Us page.