Botox and Fillers Are you considering Botox or Fillers but not sure what is right for you? Both treatments can significantly improve your appearance by erasing fine lines, wrinkles, taking years off your face and enhancing your natural beauty! The areas that Botox is commonly used for smoothing of facial wrinkles are the forehead, between the eyes (glabellar region), and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and around the lips. Botox has important clinical uses as an adjunct in TMJ and bruxism cases, and for patients with chronic TMJ and facial pain. Botox can be a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating high lip line cases and lip augmentation, and also has uses in orthodontic cases where retraining of the facial muscles is necessary. Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane) and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers (Radiesse), are commonly used to add volume to the face in the nasolabial folds, oral commissures, lips, and marionette lines. As we age, collagen is lost in these facial areas and these lines start to deepen. Dermal fillers are injected right under the skin into to plump up these areas so that these lines are much less noticeable. Dermal fillers are also used for lip augmentation for high lip line cases and uneven lips, making the face look more youthful and rejuvenated. The doctors at The Smile Institute have been trained in Botox and Dermal Fillers at the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. With their experience and knowledge, you will soon be saying goodbye to those fine lines and wrinkles, taking years off your face and enhancing your natural beauty!