Botox and Dermal Fillers in Long Island, NY

Botox and dermal fillers are one of the most popular treatments to smooth and relax line wrinkles, lift and sculpt areas of volume loss and reduce the signs of aging. At Long Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer Botox and dermal fillers for a wide range of cosmetic and medical concerns.

What are Botox treatments?

Botox, an FDA-approved drug, is a popular treatment option for a number of cosmetic concerns related to aging as well as for migraine headaches. So, how does it work? Botox can block the nerve signals that go to your facial muscles, which help them to relax and avoid contracting. This, in turn, allows your facial wrinkles to appear softer and more relaxed. In short, Botox can paralyze the muscles that are found in different areas of your face for a period of time to give you a more youthful look.

What areas can be treated with Botox injections?

Many of our patients wonder where to inject Botox if they have a cosmetic concern. Botox can target fine lines and wrinkles in many areas of the face. Most commonly, Botox injection sites will include the forehead, between the brows, and around the mouth.

What are reasons to get Botox?

Botox is used to treat facial pain from jaw tension associated with grinding/clenching of the teeth, and as an adjunct treatment for temporomandibular dysfunction. Botox may also be used to reduce pain from migraine and tension headaches. Additionally, Botox is very useful in “teeth in a day” protocols to reduce biting forces during the initial 3 months of implant healing and integration.

You may be a good candidate for Botox if you notice any of the following concerns:

  • Facial fine lines
  • Facial wrinkles
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • “Frown lines” (lines between the forehead)
  • “Smoker’s lines” (lines around the lips)
  • “Gummy” smile
  • “Crow’s feet” (wrinkles around the eyes)
  • Nose wrinkles
  • Chronic migraine headaches
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Neck muscle spasms (cervical dystonia)

How can I get reduce wrinkles around my mouth?

Can Botox be used around the mouth?

Yes. Botox is often used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, more commonly known as laugh lines. Ask one of our skilled physicians at Long Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery if you are a good candidate for Botox for lines around the mouth or Botox for lines around the lips.

What are the side effects of Botox?

The most common Botox side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising

Less commonly, some people notice these side effects after Botox treatment:

  • Blurry vision
  • Neck pain
  • Dry mouth

Speak with our experts at Long Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to learn more about what you can expect after Botox injections. If you have any concerns following your treatment, contact us for support.

What are the dangers of Botox injections?

Some of the other possible, more serious side effects of Botox injections may include:

  • Problems swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty speaking

Get medical help right away if you experience any of these dangerous, less common side effects.

What are dermal filler injections?

A dermal filler is a facial filler treatment that rejuvenates your skin by reducing or eliminating facial lines and wrinkles. At Long Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer numerous dermal filler treatments, including:

  • Juvederm
  • Restylane
  • Rediesse
  • Belotero Balance

Face filler treatments may be used to address any of the following concerns:

  • Deep vertical lines around the nose and mouth
  • Lips enhancement
  • Cheek lift/enhancement
  • Under eye hollows/depressions
  • Other areas of facial volume loss due to aging

How long do fillers in the face last?

Dermal fillers can last for several months, depending on the specific type of dermal filler you are using. In some cases, dermal fillers may last between 6 and 18 months. Speak with one of our experienced and knowledgeable staff members at Long Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to learn more about what you can expect for your treatment.

What are side effects of facial fillers?

Often, patients wonder the difference between Botox vs fillers in terms of side effects that they can expect after filler treatment.

Facial and cheek filler side effects could include the following:

  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Pain/itching

If you experience any side effects that are serious or long-lasting, seek medical help right away.

If you are interested in facial fillers, visit Long Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Our experienced physicians can help you achieve your cosmetic facial goals using Botox or dermal fillers, or help you address medical issues like chronic migraine headaches or TMJ. Call us today to schedule your appointment.