Skin & Beauty

Skin & Beauty

Botox®… at the Dentist?

Botox® is a natural purified protein that relaxes the facial muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, creating a smooth, natural, more youthful appearance. Botox® is a quick and simple non-surgical treatment for patients who want to rejuvenate their facial aesthetics without doing anything drastic. What’s the best part? Your New Iberia dentist, Dr. Rebecca Charpentier, can provide Botox® treatment during your regular dental appointment.

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Botox® for Jaw Pain

While some people may be more familiar with it as the go-to wrinkle solution for Hollywood stars and other cosmetic surgery patients, in recent years Botox® has become increasingly popular among those who suffer chronic TMD (Temporomandibular Joint) afflictions or migraines. If your jaw is constantly aching, then you might want to consider Botox®.

Many TMJ sufferers have found relief from pain after treatment with this powerful muscle relaxant. By inhibiting the micro muscle contractions that contribute to this pain and tension, Botox® can be used effectively for treating and even preventing chronic headaches and migraines, and tooth pain that’s caused by the head and neck muscles. What a relief!

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Lip Flips: Perfect for Your Pout!

A lip flip is a quick and painless procedure that lasts about 10-20 minutes. It involves the injection of Botox® into your Cupid’s bow, which is the middle of your upper lip, and into the corners or mouth. The injection temporarily relaxes muscles around those areas making them fuller.

Generally, the effects of the procedure last for 8 to 12 weeks. If you’re looking for a more permanent option, lip lifts or dermal lip fillers might be better for you.

Am I a good candidate for a lip flip?

People who opt for the lip flip procedure include those who:

  • are hoping to achieve fuller lips without fillers
  • think their upper lip “disappears” when they smile
  • want their smile to appear less gummy

What’s the difference between a lip flip and a dermal filler?

Lip flips and dermal fillers both result in fuller-looking lips. But the procedures differ: Lip flips only appear to make your lips plumper, while dermal fillers actually do make them full! In this procedure, a medical professional injects hyaluronic acid into your lip which gives skin its structure as well as hydration. On the other hand, lip flips use Botox to relax upper lip muscles, so it turns upward; however they don’t provide actual volume but just rearrange what’s there!

Obagi® Medical: Skin Care Solutions

The Obagi® Medical skin care line consists of transformational skin care products to address dark spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles while protecting your complexion. With over 30 years of clinically proven results behind it, the Obagi® Medical Line is always striving for excellence in science-based solutions that help improve overall skin health. Dr Chapentier can assess your skin type and help you find a product that will work just for you!

Experience the Power of Obagi® – from lightening stubborn discoloration, or addressing signs of wrinkles and pores, to antiaging remedies; this line allows us to provide individualized solutions tailored specifically towards your skin care needs. And the best part? You can discover it all right here, at the dentist!

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