Botox and Dermal Fillers - Patient Education
In "Botox and Dermal Fillers", the importance of facial appearance, patient concern over signs of age, and how dentists can make improvements through the use of Botox and dermal fillers are discussed. Gordon describes the conditions that make a patient a candidate for the treatment and the differences between Botox and dermal fillers. Images are shown of how these procedures can reduce wrinkles, gummy smiles, bulging muscles when chewing, excessive grinding of teeth, change contours of the face and lips, eliminate spaces between the teeth, fill in areas where muscles have shrunken, and correct cracks in skin at corners of the mouth. Discussion is provided on how these procedures work, how long the treatment lasts, potential side effects, people who should not have the treatments, and the elective nature of the procedure. Treatment alternatives, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and relative costs are discussed. Patients are told to consult with their dentist about their specific situation.