Dental Health Connection

Randall W. Smith, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics Specialist located in Burlington, MA

Fine lines, deep wrinkles, saggy skin, and flattened cheeks may be part of the normal aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. At Dental Health Connection: Randall W. Smith, DDS, aesthetic specialist Dr. Smith offers a complete menu of anti-aging injectable treatments, including Botox® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and PDO threads. If you’re ready to turn back the hands of time, call his Burlington, Massachusetts office today, or book an appointment online any time.

Botox, Dermal Fillers & PDO Threads Q & A

How does Botox work? 

Botox Cosmetic (Type A) is a natural, purified protein that helps erase fine lines and drastically reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles safely, effectively, and with beautiful, long-lasting results.

Formulated from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, Botox Cosmetic is a neurotoxin that works by blocking the nerve signals that cause your facial muscles to contract.  

When injected in small amounts at specific points in your face, it relaxes the underlying muscles, decreases the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and leaves your skin looking naturally smooth. 

Which wrinkles does Botox target?

Botox is one of the most effective cosmetic tools for the temporary reduction of dynamic wrinkles or the deep lines created by repeated facial muscle patterns and everyday facial expressions. It’s FDA-approved to reduce the appearance of:

  • Angry 11s: the vertical lines between your brows
  • Worry lines: the horizontal lines across your forehead
  • Crow’s feet: the small “laugh lines” around your eyes

Although Botox is mainly used to target deep wrinkles, it has a noticeable smoothing effect on nearby static wrinkles or the finer lines caused by external factors, such as sun damage.  

What are dermal fillers?       

Wrinkles may show up on your skin, but they aren’t simply a surface issue — as you age, your face naturally loses some of its subcutaneous fat and volume, making fine lines and wrinkles even more noticeable. 

Made with hyaluronic acid, collagen, and other pure substances, dermal fillers are minimally invasive cosmetic injectables designed to rejuvenate your skin and restore lost volume from the inside out.  

When skillfully injected into just the right areas, they act to temporarily reverse age-related facial deflation, erase fine lines, and smooth out deep wrinkles and furrows. 

How can dermal fillers help me?

Dermal fillers are one of the most commonly requested aesthetic treatments and for good reason: They deliver beautiful, long-lasting results with little to no downtime and few potential risks or side effects.  

Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Smith can use dermal fillers to diminish deep wrinkles around your eyes, brow, or mouth; he can also use them to flesh out your cheeks, change the contour of your jawline, or even subtly enhance your lips.  

What are the benefits of PDO threads?

PDO threads are a type of solid injectable filler that acts as a scaffold to lift and tighten loose, saggy skin while simultaneously promoting collagen growth and skin tissue renewal. 

Also known as the “lunchtime lift” or a “thread lift,” PDO thread injection is a quick treatment that uses small hypodermic needles preloaded with sutures made of a solid medical-grade filler material that your body can absorb and dissolve naturally over time. 

When injected in just the right spots, PDO threads instantly lift and tighten your skin from underneath. 

A PDO thread lift can correct or significantly improve the appearance of mid-face sagging, jowls, and marionette lines, or the long vertical wrinkles that extend down from the corners of your mouth.   

On top of providing instant skin lifting and tightening exactly where you need it most, PDO threads promote long-lasting results by stimulating collagen production as they dissolve.   

To find out which injectable cosmetic solution is right for you, call Dental Health Connection: Randall W. Smith, DDS, or book online today.

*Individual results may vary