Botox & Fillers Specialist

Lori Ann Safar, DDS -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Celebrity Smile

Lori Ann Safar, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in San Diego, CA

You don’t have to see a dermatologist to smooth out fines lines and wrinkles around your face. At Celebrity Smile in San Diego, California, Lori Safar, DDS, offers plenty of cosmetic dentistry treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers to help turn back time and reduce the signs of aging on your face. Call or book an appointment online to learn more about the cosmetic dental procedures that Dr. Safar has to offer.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

Why would a dentist use Botox and dermal fillers?

Botox has been used by dentists for years to help relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of painful conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and teeth grinding.

As a natural muscle relaxer, Botox is a great solution for relieving pain and alleviating chronic jaw tightness.

However, in recent years, dentists like Dr. Safar have been offering Botox and dermal fillers to their patients as common cosmetic treatments to:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Boost skin vitality
  • Smooth out complexion
  • Plump or define lips

With Dr. Safar’s cosmetic expertise, Botox and dermal fillers can help you look and feel your best.

Why choose Botox?

As people get older, gravity starts to take over, resulting in wrinkles, saggy skin, and fine lines they never noticed before.

Because Botox is designed to relax muscles, it works best on wrinkles that have developed from muscle movement, or “dynamic wrinkles”— often called expression lines.

A nonsurgical treatment for facial rejuvenation, Botox will smooth out your skin in problem areas, such as:

  • The forehead
  • Areas surrounding the eyes and nose
  • Between the eyebrows

If you have frown lines and unwanted wrinkles, Botox may be the perfect noninvasive solution for shaving years off your face.

How are dermal fillers different than Botox?

The main difference between Botox and dermal fillers is that the former essentially freezes the muscles in your face, while the latter is an injection that adds volume to your skin.

While Botox injections relax the muscles in your face to smooth out wrinkles, dermal fillers plump up your skin in areas that have not been affected by muscle movement.

Dermal fillers are ideal for patients with skin that has thinned out over time, especially around the lips, cheeks, and around the mouth. They are typically recommended to:

  • Plump up “static wrinkles”
  • Fill in or soften scars
  • Decrease the appearance of shadows under the eyes
  • Enhance thin lips

Because Botox and dermal fillers address different types of problem areas around your face simultaneously, they offer the best results when used together.

Call or book an appointment online with Celebrity Smile today to learn more about the facial rejuvenation treatments that Dr. Safar offers.