As you age, your face develops creases and wrinkles. Botox® is a safe and inexpensive, non-surgical way to remove some of the effects of aging and help your face look years younger. Its 20-year track record has given Botox a well-established reputation as an effective alternative to a facelift. Dr. Jerome Cha is certified to administer Botox® in his Tulsa, OK dental office to help provide smoother skin for his patients, erase wrinkles, and improve facial aesthetics.
Botox® in Tulsa, OK
Botox® is a neuromuscular inhibitor that prevents muscle movement. It relaxes the muscles in your face to erase the lines and creases. Before treatment, you will have a consultation with Dr. Cha to discuss your aesthetic goals. He will review your medical and prescription histories to ensure you are a candidate for this treatment.
During the Botox procedure, you can expect these steps:
- Cleanse your face
- Numb and mark the injection areas
- Use a thin needle quickly inject a small amount of Botox beneath your skin
- Cleanse your skin
Botox treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes. Most people see results in three to five days, though it has taken up to two weeks for some. The effects last from three to six months. You can repeat the treatment as necessary.
What is a Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to smooth wrinkles and lines and add volume to your skin. Dr. Cha offers dermal fillers to rejuvenate and refresh your face.
A dermal filler is an injectable gel-like solution that softens facial lines and creases. Two common types of fillers are Hyaluronic acid and Poly-L-lactic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a water-retaining substance that is already a part of our skin. Poly-L-lactic acid is a biodegradable synthetic substance commonly used for medical purposes. Some dermal fillers contain a mild anesthetic to increase your comfort during treatment.
Dr. Cha offers facial rejuvenation with these dermal fillers:
Juvaderm, Perlane, and Restylane are hyaluronic-acid-based fillers. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid. Dr. Cha uses dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation to:
- Erase crow’s feet around your eyes
- Fill acne scars
- Increase fullness in your lips
- Reduce vertical lip lines
- Restore volume under your eyes or in your cheeks
- Add definition to your chin
- Smooth lines around your nose and mouth
- Soften frown lines on your forehead or wrinkles between your eyebrows
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Before treatment begins, you will have a consultation with Dr. Cha to discuss your aesthetic goals. He will review your medical and prescription histories, explain your treatment options, and discuss expected results.
During the 20-minute treatment, Dr. Cha will complete these steps:
- Cleanse your skin and numb the injection areas
- Mark the injection sites
- Perform quick, tiny injections with precise amounts of dermal filler into the treatment areas
- Cleanse your skin
You should notice the results immediately. Occasionally people experience mild bruising, redness, or itching. The results from dermal fillers last six to 24 months, depending on the product used, the target areas, and each patient. You can repeat treatment to maintain results.
Call Our Office Today
Are you interested in Botox or dermal fillers? Contact us today at 918-347-1114 or request an appointment with Dr. Cha online. He will help you find the right treatment for your needs.