Botox/Fillers

Michael J. Urban, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Michael J. Urban, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Gaithersburg, MD

Are you looking to recapture your youthful glow and reverse signs of aging, such as wrinkles or forehead lines? Michael J. Urban, DDS, isn’t your typical dentist. He’s also a skilled provider of BOTOX® and facial fillers that can restore and even enhance your appearance. These injectable treatments are safe, effective, and can change your life. To find out more, schedule a consultation by calling the office in Gaithersburg, Maryland, or using the online booking tool today.

Botox/Fillers Q & A

What are BOTOX and fillers?

BOTOX is the brand name of the toxin that a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum produces. When injected in precise amounts, this toxin can safely paralyze facial muscles that contract and cause wrinkles. This paralysis of contracting facial muscles helps reverse signs of aging.

Typically, BOTOX helps treat facial wrinkles, creases, and folds on the face, most commonly forehead lines. 

Fillers are injections of gel products with active ingredients, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, that rejuvenate skin or provide added volume to target areas. These injectable fillers can help restore a more youthful appearance or address cosmetic concerns.

Am I a good candidate for BOTOX and fillers?

Dr. Urban first meets with you for a consultation to make sure you’re in good enough overall health to receive BOTOX injections or fillers. He thoroughly evaluates your medical history and discusses your goals for the procedure.

If he deems you to be an ideal candidate, he’ll move onto next steps with you, including what to expect during the procedure. You can ask him any questions you may have or raise concerns about treatment.

How do BOTOX and fillers work?

Both BOTOX and fillers are injection treatments that require in-office visits. During treatment for BOTOX or a specific filler, the areas are numbed to significantly reduce discomfort.

BOTOX can be used to treat a variety of aging signs, including:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Chin dimpling
  • Lines around the mouth

Fillers can be used to restore lost soft tissue volume and improve the appearance of:

  • Acne scars
  • Thin lips
  • Marionette lines (mouth wrinkles)
  • Facial folds and creases
  • Facial wrinkles

BOTOX or fillers involve short treatment sessions, typically lasting under 30 minutes or an hour at most. The results should last at least several months and return visits are recommended to achieve longer lasting anti-aging results.

Are BOTOX and fillers safe?

Yes, when provided by a skilled provider like Dr. Urban, both BOTOX and injectable facial fillers are perfectly safe. As is the case with all medical procedures, there are certain potential side effects you should be aware of, including:

  • Muscle weakness at the injection site
  • Pain or swelling at the injection site
  • Bruising
  • A headache
  • Neck pain

In most cases, any BOTOX or filler-related complications are temporary and subside on their own relatively quickly. If you experience any prolonged negative side effects, let the office know right away.

To schedule an initial consultation and find out more about BOTOX or fillers, call Dr. Urban’s office or use the online booking tool today.