Patients can get comfortable, convenient care for Botox and Juvéderm at Capital Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Christopher Banks is trained through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to offer Botox and dermal fillers in his Chevy Chase dental office.
Why See the Dentist for Botox?
Cosmetic dentistry is about more than a smile. Dr. Chris Banks designs a smile makeover to look natural and fit with the overall look of your face. Botox and dermal fillers can help enhance the appearance of the smile including the lips, lines around the mouth and nose, as well as the jowls and chin.
A dentist, like Dr. Banks, understands the facial anatomy more than most physicians and can make skillful injections that are comfortable and produce natural looking results. As part of his continuing education, Dr. Banks completed a Board-approved training course in facial esthetics to learn how to safely and effectively administer treatment to our patients.
About Botox® and Dermal Fillers
Botox Before & After
Photo courtesy of Allergan, the makers of Botox
Botox is FDA approved to temporarily treat wrinkles and has been used for cosmetic purposes for nearly 20 years. Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and in the forehead that cause deep expression lines. The results of Botox can last up to four months. Botox is also FDA approved for the temporary relief of headaches and can be used to alleviate TMJ pain.
Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler from the makers of Botox. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most popular compound for restoring lost volume and fullness to the face. Juvederm is used to target wrinkles and facial folds in the smile zone including the marionette lines (parenthesis) and smokers lines (tiny lines around the lips). Juvederm can be used to improve the appearance or fullness of the lips and correct symmetry issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to get Botox and dermal fillers from the dentist?
Yes. In order to become a “Botox dentist” in Maryland, a dentist must be in good standing with the Maryland Board of Dentistry and complete Board approved post-doctoral training. Dr. Banks has completed his training and earned credentials to provide these cosmetic services to our patients. He is also an experienced cosmetic dentist and active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
How do I get started?
Botox and Juvederm are available for patients of Capital Cosmetic Dentistry. If you are interested, please let us know at your next appointment. Dr. Banks will provide a complimentary consultation during your visit to evaluate your condition, medical history and your cosmetic goals. In some cases, we may be able to perform Botox or Juvéderm treatment on the same visit, or we may schedule a separate appointment at a convenient time.
What results can I expect?
Many patients notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines after receiving Botox or dermal filler treatment. Dr. Banks is well trained to deliver results that are very subtle and natural looking. Botox patients generally achieve optimal results within 2 weeks that last up to 4 months. Like Botox, the results of Juvéderm will continue to improve over time and last from 6 months to a year, on average.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects from Botox and Juvéderm injections are mild and temporary. It is important to select a well qualified dentist or doctor for your treatment to ensure maximum safety and comfort. Common side effects include redness and soreness in the injection site. Discomfort will generally not last more than a couple of hours.