Dr. Alexandra Monroe offers Botox®, Xeomin®, and dermal fillers to treat all of your facial aesthetic concerns and dental concerns like TMJ and bruxism. She has extensively studied oral and facial musculature for a comprehensive knowledge of facial aesthetics and expression dynamics. We provide these services in addition to our comprehensive cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Trained through the renowned Academy of Facial Aesthetics, Dr. Monroe helps patients refresh and revitalize their smiles and address facial pain with Botox Cosmetic. Learn more about the benefits of using cosmetic fillers and Botulinum Toxin (Botox) below.
In addition to extensive training, Dr. Monroe is used to working with extreme precision. Dentists are used to working in small areas and ensuring that treatment is minimally invasive and targeted precisely. This makes Dr. Monroe an ideal person to administer your facial aesthetics injections.
Before and After Treatment
Facial Aesthetics: Solutions for Signs of Aging
Dr. Monroe can work with you to complete a smile-makeover or enhance your routine dental care with Botox and dermal fillers for those fine lines and wrinkles. She offers skilled care for reducing the signs of aging around the mouth, nose, and eyes using Botox and dermal fillers. There is typically no need for anesthesia and no downtime, making it convenient to receive treatment on a regular or as-needed basis when you visit our office for dental care.
Dr. Monroe can provide beautiful, natural-looking results for patients seeking to improve the appearance of their skin. Brow lines, crow’s feet, and fine lines around the mouth and lips can be minimized with the right product for your needs. Dr. Monroe will discuss options, expected results, and help you achieve your goals.
At our dental practice, we want to do everything we can to highlight your beautiful smile. Facial aesthetics can help bring focus to your smile and ensure the area around it looks the way you want it to as well.
Treating Facial, Head, and Neck Pain
Dr. Monroe is skilled in identifying and addressing facial pain. She can help treat and minimize aching trigger points and muscles throughout the head and neck using botulinum toxin (Botox/Xeomin). When the muscles of the jaw are properly treated, botulinum toxin lessens the contraction of these muscles. In turn, this decreases the amount of force they are exerting. As the muscle’s strength decreases due to botulinum toxin, the muscle will relax more and pain often dissipates as a result.
Before and After Treatment
Botulinum toxin has been FDA approved for the treatment of headaches and migraines. Muscles in the head and neck relax when botulinum toxin is injected. Many patients begin to feel the full effects of this treatment within a week. Pain begins to fade in the muscles and trigger points after subsequent treatments due to relaxation after continual deactivation.
Benefits of Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox and dermal fillers offer multiple benefits to patients:
- Easy recovery with minimal downtime
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Temporary results (no long term commitment)
- Can reduce headaches
These cosmetic solutions also erase facial wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be injected underneath the skin to add shape and volume to skin. Facial sagging that is often caused by dental problems like missing teeth is targeted with cosmetic filler treatment.
How long does Botox last?
Botox typically lasts for three to four months. However, the results may vary from person to person. There will be patients in which it lasts longer, in that four to six-month range, or shorter, in that two-month range. It is also common for first-timers to notice that Botox may not last as long initially, but it may last long after the second treatment.
Is getting Botox painful?
No, getting Botox is not painful. You may feel a slight pinch when the doctor injects the needle, but the treatment is generally not painful.
How long will dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler your doctor uses and the area they plan to inject. Some types of fillers last for several months, while others may last for years.
What does a dermal filler do?
A dermal filler is a type of injectable that Doctors use to add volume to the skin. It can help to fill in wrinkles and lines. Your doctor can also use them to plump up the lips, smooth out wrinkles, or fill in scars.
Do dermal fillers have side effects?
Yes, dermal fillers can have side effects. Potential side effects include bruising, swelling, redness, and itching. However, everyone will not experience these side effects. Moreover, most of these side effects are minor and temporary. If you have any concerns about potential side effects, be sure to discuss them with your doctor before the procedure.
How do I sleep after dermal fillers?
Doctors generally recommend that you avoid sleeping on your face for the first week after getting the fillers. Experts recommend sleeping on your back after most cosmetic procedures. You should also sleep with your head elevated to help reduce common side effects. It is important to follow all of your doctor’s post-treatment instructions to ensure the best possible results.
How long does a botox appointment take?
Botox appointments typically last about twenty to thirty minutes. The actual time it takes to get the injections will depend on how many areas your doctor will be treating. You should be able to go back to work or resume your daily activities after the treatment.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation
Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe are professional dentists that care for patients in Media, PA, Newtown Square, and other communities in the mainline area of Philadelphia. Call our Media dental office at 610.756.0649 to schedule an appointment or discuss your needs at your next visit with us.