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BOTOX® Cosmetic

Injectables remain one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures because they’re fast and effective.

Dr. Barbara Lewis-Heywood offers BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers at her dental practice so that patients can look and feel their best.

Treatment at Riverside Dental Center in Rio Rancho, NM, can address signs of aging around the eyelids, eyebrows, mouth, and more...

How Do 
Botulinum Toxin Injections Work?

Botulinum toxins are neurotoxins that can weaken muscles. While large amounts of botulinum toxins are harmful, small amounts can be sterilized and used for various purposes in the medical, dental, and cosmetic industries. In fact, long before botulinum toxin products were available cosmetically, they were used in the medical field to treat conditions such as crossed eyes, muscle contractions, hyperhidrosis, overactive bladder, and eyelid twitching.

Two of the most popular brands of botulinum toxins are BOTOX and Dysport®. These injections can not only smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but they can also alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorder and bruxism. Because we offer injectables for both health and cosmetic benefits, we can help you feel better and look great at the same time.

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If you live in the Rio Rancho or Albuquerque, NM, areas, book a free consultation at Riverside Dental Center.

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Are you unhappy with frown lines, a furrowed brow, or other creases in your skin? These common concerns are easily treatable.

Dr. Lewis-Heywood offers BOTOX and dermal fillers to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. In addition, we use BOTOX to alleviate symptoms of bruxism (chronic clenching and grinding). BOTOX is currently available at our special rate – $11 per unit. No matter what your dental or cosmetic needs, we can help you find your best self.

To learn more about BOTOX, Dysport, or other dermal fillers, schedule a free consultation at our state-of-the-art practice, serving Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, NM. Contact us online anytime or call our office:

(505) 922-6000

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I had two IPL facial treatments to remove sunspots, and the results were AMAZING! I had never had anything done to my face before and was rather skeptical. Dr. Heywood was extremely professional, and I highly recommend her.

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I became a patient of Dr. Lewis-Heywood when I first moved to ABQ.  Dr. Lweis-Heywood showed she cared about me as a patient and ensured my dental health. What a wonderful woman.

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BOTOX Can Address a Wide Range of Issues  With Minimum Side Effects

At Riverside Dental Center, serving Greater Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Lewis-Heywood uses BOTOX treatment to rejuvenate facial features. Some of the most common target areas include:

  • Forehead
  • Crow's Feet
  • Between the Eyebrows
  • Vertical Lip Lines

BOTOX Treatment Process:
What to Expect

When you arrive at Riverside Dental Center, serving Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, the doctor will discuss your cosmetic goals with you in detail. This will allow her to confirm your eligibility for botulinum toxin injections.
Injectables remain one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures because they’re fast and effective.

Day of Procedure

Injectables remain one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures because they’re fast and effective.

Topical Anesthesia

Although not necessary in every case, Dr. Lewis-Heywood can apply topical anesthetic gel to the targeted areas. This will help numb the injection sites prior to treatment.


Once the injection sites are numb, the doctor will inject BOTOX into the treatment areas. This may include the skin around your brows, forehead, nose, or mouth.

Enjoy Your Results

Following your appointment, you can resume all non-strenuous activity. Effects will be noticeable in just 72 hours, and full results will be visible in approximately two weeks.
To maintain your results, you will need to treat the areas again in about four months. As movement in the area begins to return, the lines and wrinkles will reappear. However, they often appear less severe over time because BOTOX trains the muscles to relax.

Are dermal fillers the same as BOTOX?

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers approach aging skin from another angle. Most dermal fillers rely on hyaluronic acid (a substance that’s naturally found in your body) to restore volume to your tissue. You can use dermal fillers to:

Reduce Vertical Lip Lines

Fill In Marionette Lines

Add Volume to Your Cheeks

Plump Up Thin Lips

Fill In Wrinkles Around the Chin

These fillers typically last from six to 18 months, depending upon which dermal filler Dr. Lewis-Heywood uses. The best part is that your results are immediate after she administers the injectable.

Can I Use BOTOX 
and Dermal Fillers Together?

Yes. Many men and women in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, NM, areas use both BOTOX and dermal fillers for an overall effect that dials back the years on aging skin. Generally, BOTOX is ideal for the top half of your face, and dermal fillers more often address the bottom half, giving your overall appearance a youthful boost.

Dr. Lewis-Heywood can administer the two together since there are no contraindications. Moving forward, you can return to have her provide follow-up treatments as needed to maintain your results.

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Could not have been more pleased. Her care and attention were beyond any dental care I’ve had back in Denver. I’m so happy to have found her practice. Highly recommended.

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To learn more about the benefits of BOTOX and dermal fillers, schedule a consultation at Riverside Dental Center.

Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD

Riverside Dental Center & Beauty Spa

Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD, is proud to offer state-of-the-art dentistry to patients from Rio Rancho and throughout the greater Albuquerque, NM, area. She is affiliated with SurgicalMaster. In addition to dental care, our office features a luxurious medical spa offering wellness and facial rejuvenation treatments. Some of our most popular services include:

We offer free consultations to first-time patients. To get in touch with our friendly team, please contact us online or call  (505) 922-6000 

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