Botox And Dermal Fillers Specialist

Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD -  - General Dentistry

Riverside Dental Health & Beauty Spa

Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD

General Dentistry & Medical Spa located in Rio Rancho, NM

There’s a good reason why cosmetic injectables retain the top spot when it comes to nonsurgical cosmetic procedures: they’re fast and effective. At Riverside Dental Health, Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD, offers BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers at her beauty spa, helping patients reduce the signs of aging. If you’d like to explore how BOTOX and dermal fillers can dial back the years, call the office in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, or use the online scheduling tool.

Botox and Dermal Fillers Q & A

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX first took the cosmetic world by storm with its approval by the FDA in 2002 to reduce the appearance of moderate-to-severe crow’s feet and frown lines. In recent years, deep forehead lines were added to the list.

BOTOX contains onabotulinumtoxinA, which temporarily paralyzes the muscles that are responsible for many of the lines and wrinkles on the top half of your face.

Each time you smile, squint, or frown, your muscles pull your skin into the outward expression, which begins to become increasingly etched into your face. With BOTOX, Dr. Lewis-Heywood relaxes the muscles, smoothing out the surface of your skin.

BOTOX works within 24-48 hours after your injections, and the results last up to four months, at which point you return to the beauty spa at Riverside Dental Health for another quick and easy treatment.

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 lines around your lips (smoker’s lines)
  • Fill in the deep parentheses around your mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Add volume to your cheeks
  • Plump up thin lips
  • Fill in wrinkles around your chin

These fillers typically last from 6-18 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 use both BOTOX and dermal fillers for an overall effect that dials back the years on aging skin. BOTOX is ideal for the top half of your face, and the dermal fillers 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.

If you’d like a quick and straightforward way to fight back against aging skin, call Riverside Dental Health to see how BOTOX and dermal fillers get the job done. Or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.