Empire Dental Group of New Jersey
Alla Pavlushkin, DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Old Bridge, NJ
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your skin due to wrinkles, fine lines, or crow’s feet, consider Botox®. At Empire Dental Group of New Jersey, Alla Pavlushkin, DDS, and the team offer a variety of cosmetic treatments on-site, including Botox, dermal fillers, and PDO threads. To schedule an appointment at the Old Bridge, New Jersey, practice, call to speak with a member of the administrative staff or book online today.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox®?
Botox is an injectable cosmetic that minimizes the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles occur due to common facial movements like squinting, smiling, and frowning.
Once Botox enters your body, it stops specific chemical signals from reaching the muscles in your face, preventing them from contracting. That allows your muscles to relax, making your skin appear smoother, firmer, and more supple.
In addition, Dr. Pavlushkin and the team use Botox to address other common problems, including:
- TMJ symptoms
- Excessive sweating
- Repetitive neck spasms
- Chronic migraines
- Low lip line
You might also benefit from Botox injections if you’re struggling to adjust to a new pair of dentures.
Who is a good candidate for Botox?
To determine if you’re a good candidate for Botox, Dr. Pavlushkin reviews your health history and asks about your goals for treatment. Botox injections are safe and typically well-tolerated, but they aren’t for everyone. That’s especially true if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or living with a neurological disease.
What does Botox treatment involve?
Dr. Pavlushkin and the team conduct Botox treatment on-site on an outpatient basis. The number of injections you receive depends on the severity of your symptoms and your goals for treatment.
Dr. Pavlushkin has years of experience administering Botox. The needles are incredibly thin and treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes. Following your appointment, you can return to work and other routine activities right away.
What other cosmetic services are offered?
In addition to Botox, Dr. Pavlushkin and the team offer various non-surgical treatments to lift the face and neck, including:
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that restore lost facial volume. Specifically, the team uses the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers. Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that encourages the production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins ensure your skin looks young, healthy, and tight.
Dermal fillers are effective at addressing wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose. You might also benefit if you have thin lips and want to plump them.
PDO threads provide a safe, non-surgical way to lift sagging skin around your face and neck. During treatment, Dr. Pavlushkin runs a number of hypodermic needles preloaded with an absorbable PDO thread into your skin. The thread encourages the production of collagen and triggers a process called biostimulation, making your skin appear more youthful.
Following treatment, the threads dissolve into your skin. The results provided a PDO thread lift typically last between 12-24 months.
If you’re interested in learning more about Botox or other cosmetic treatments, schedule a consultation at Empire Dental Group of New Jersey. Book online or call to speak with a member of the administrative staff today.