If you’re concerned about aging, you’ve probably heard a lot about Botox & Dermal Fillers.

Conservative treatments like Botox & Juvederm offer a straight-forward way to reduce wrinkles that lasts for months and doesn’t require additional daily pampering. Compared with the surgical alternative, it is extremely affordable, completely reversible, and doesn’t involve a healing period or surgical side-effects.

You’ve probably also heard about undesired side-effects from the media. You should also know that 2 factors: proper training and conservative treatment style play the major role in minimizing or eliminating the side-effects you don’t want. A well trained provider can also make these treatments quick, nearly pain-free, and convenient.

As an associate member of the Americal Academy of Facial Esthetics, Dr. Malouf has been expertly trained. He is qualified to provide the conservative Botox & dermal filler treatment you want with his conservative & personable style. Yes, Dr. Malouf is a dentist; there are a few things you should know about before choosing a dentist to provide this treatment.

My dentist is offering Botox?

Dentists study the facial muscles extensively during dental school. Dentists are experts in understanding the facial muscles and how they work. The comfortable numbing you receive during your dental work will be the same during your Botox and Filler appointments.

Dentists are experts in injection technique. Many medical doctors are trained by dentists on how to give more comfortable injections. Many plastic surgeons hire aestheticians to treat their patients instead of seeing the Dr. Our patients are always treated by the Dr. Botox & dermal fillers are a logical extension of what dentists already do. Dentists really should have been providing this from its very beginning. Botox & dermal filler appointments can be conveniently combined with dental appointments thus saving time & travel to simplify your life.

 

BOTOX FAQ

What should I expect?

After treatment, facial muscle activity is decreased not paralyzed. Muscles are actually relaxed, and Botox can make you look refreshed, relaxed and less angry. Properly administered, Botox makes you look healthier. It takes 3-7 days to see initial effect and about 10-14 days for the full effect. We have all our patients back in two weeks to be sure they look and feel great. Slight enhancements can be done at that time if needed.

How long does Botox treatment last?

Typical Botox treatment lasts 3-6 months. For many patients duration may increase slightly with consistent sequential treatments.

Does it hurt?

You will receive several tiny injections and discomfort is very minimal.

How does Botox work?

Botox blocks the signal to the muscles that contract with certain facial expressions.

Will my face be numb?

No. Some patients experience a non-painful sensation similar to skin feeling “dry,” which lasts a few hours.

What are the long-term effects?

Your body will eventually re-route that signal and return to normal function. If you stop using Botox, you will go back to the way you looked before with no accumulative side effects at all.

What possible side-effects should I know about?

Possible side effects: nausea (flu like symptoms), eyelid droop or headache. These possible side effects are minimized by proper technique.

How much Botox will you need to treat my wrinkles?

Botox is measured in units and amount needed depends upon severity of the patient’s wrinkles.

Do I need to change my lifestyle to have this treatment?

For 24 hours after treatment, you should avoid alcohol, exercise and sun exposure. You should also avoid any “detoxification” treatments for two weeks.

How long does treatment take?

Botox treatment is usually completed in about 30 minutes. Often this can be quicker if combined with other dental care in the same appointment.

What is Botox? Is there bacteria in it?

Botox is purified protein. There are no live bacteria involved.

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JUVEDERM/DERMAL FILLER FAQ

What should expect?

Treatment with Juvederm or other dermal fillers can smooth wrinkles that are caused by the loss of volume that accompanies aging. You will notice a more full appearance in treated areas. Effects of dermal filler treatment are evident immediately. Contours are improved as the filler is added; the more subtle lines in the skin diminish over time as volume is maintained in the tissue. We have all our patients back in two weeks to be sure they look and feel great. Slight enhancements can be done at that time if needed.

How long does Juvederm treatment last?

Typical Juvederm treatment lasts 6-12 months. Continued maintenance is critical to maintain results.

What is Juvederm?

Hyaluronic acid (HA): HA exists naturally in all living organisms and is found mainly in the skin. Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane are forms of HA; and are used as temporary dermal fillers.

How much HA will you need to treat my wrinkles?

HA comes in syringes and number needed depends upon severity of the patient’s wrinkles.

What are the long-term effects?

HA treatment is completely reversible with no accumulative side effects at all.

Can everyone have HA treatment?

Some patients with certain cosmetic procedures or multiple severe allergies may not be good candidates for HA treatment.

What possible side-effects should I know about?

Possible side effects: bruising or tenderness in the treated areas.

Does it hurt?

We keep our Juvederm patients comfortable with local anesthetic making the discomfort minimal.

Do I need to change my lifestyle to get this treatment?

For the first 24-48 hours, you should avoid exercise, alcohol, other facial dermal procedures and excessive sun. You should also avoid any “detoxification” treatments for two weeks.

How long does treatment take?

After an initial consultation, Juvederm treatment is usually completed in about 60 minutes. Often this can be quicker if combined with other dental care in the same appointment.

How does Juvederm/HA work?

HA fillers restore lost volume to the facial tissues setting the clock back by filling up wrinkles. HA treatments are curative and preventative.

Our Address:
37624 SE Fury St.
Suite 200
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

425-292-9230

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