Facial Esthetics & Botox Specialist

PDX Smile Design

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Portland, OR

Typically, you don’t think of the dentist’s office as a place to receive cosmetic treatment. But Olga Dontsova, DDS, and Victor Khlevnoy, DDS, at PDX Smile Design in Portland, Oregon, excel at delivering aesthetic treatment. They offer BOTOX® and a choice selection of dermal fillers that can smooth out wrinkles, reverse your signs of aging, and treat chronic migraines or joint disorders. Aesthetic treatments are versatile, safe, and highly effective. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Facial Esthetics & Botox Q & A

What are aesthetics?

Aesthetics refer to cosmetic treatments that are injected into your facial area to make you look more youthful. At PDX Smile Design, the team offers BOTOX and several dermal fillers for this purpose.

BOTOX is the brand name of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring neurotoxic protein that, when injected, helps reduce muscle movement. Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers that help fill in lost facial volume or certain signs of aging. These two types of aesthetics can improve the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles
  • Frown lines between the eyes
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Chin dimples
  • Lip lines
  • Nose lines

The injections themselves are quick and painless. However, the number of treatment sessions depends on factors such as your desired results and the condition being treated.

How quickly do results appear and how long do they last?

In general, BOTOX and dermal fillers begin to reveal great results within a few days. Those results last, on average, about 3-6 months. At that point in time, you can always come back to PDX Smile Design for additional treatment to help maintain your cosmetic results.

What else does BOTOX treat?

BOTOX is a unique treatment, in that it can also treat health conditions. When injected, BOTOX constricts certain muscle movements that are known to trigger migraines and certain joint disorders.

At PDX Smile Design, BOTOX is often used to treat disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Your TMJ acts as a sliding hinge connecting your skull to your jawbone. It controls fluid jaw movement, allowing you to open and close your mouth, chew, and speak without pain. BOTOX injections can help relax the muscles in the area and improve TMJ symptoms.

Are aesthetics safe?

Yes, BOTOX and dermal fillers don’t even require anesthesia and don’t involve any downtime. You can come in for treatment and immediately resume your daily routine. However, as is the case with all medical procedures, there are some occasional side effects.

In some rare cases, you may experience some minor bruising, swelling, or pain at the treatment site. This is very rare and complications should subside on their own very quickly.

Do you have more questions about how aesthetics can improve your appearance or treat a condition like TMJ disorder? Call the office or book a consultation online today.