Botox, Juvederm, and Cosmetic Dentistry Located at
104 E Park Avenue, Edgewater, FL 32132
The loss of volume in and under skin is a visible sign of aging. Over 50% of the population is between 25 and 64 years of age, including the Baby Boomer generation (ages 50-70) which looks to fight aging the most. Fillers can reduce lines, restore volume, and contour facial folds.
Juvéderm™ is an injectable, smooth gel dermal filler for the correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. It comes from non-animal sourced hyaluronic acid (HA), which is naturally occurring in the body.
Juvéderm™ is injected below facial folds and wrinkles to fill the area just below the surface of the skin, lifting it. Cross-linking of the HA, which is the chemical processing of HA to bind strands of polymers to each other, extends duration. More cross-linking means more resistance to enzymatic degradation; without cross-linking, HA would be absorbed into the body in less than a week.
Because Juvéderm™ is created with proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology (high amounts of cross-linked HA), it creates a smooth-consistency gel which results in a smooth, natural look and feel for patients and not a granular-consistency gel like other HA dermal fillers.
In terms of the actual Juvéderm™ injectable gel treatment, it’s an in-office procedure. There can be some discomfort injecting into facial folds, but pain management is fairly routine with either a nerve block, local anesthetic, or application of ice just before injection.
Unwanted facial lines and wrinkles can be erased safely, non-surgically, and effectively within a short appointment (10-15 minutes). Botox Cosmetic when injected can get rid of the lines on your face that make you look angry, stressed, and tired. It targets the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning and squinting. These zones are typically referred to as; the frown lines between your eyebrows, the crow’s feet beside your eyes, and creases on the forehead. The effects can be seen as early as one to three days but maximal results occur between 10 and 14 days. The effect lasts typically up to 4 months, and you can go back to work or your normal activities immediately following the appointment.
Botox cosmetic is a natural purified protein that relaxes muscles causing wrinkles, creating smoother and improved appearance. It is administered by a few tiny painless injections into the muscles that a cause facial wrinkles. The protein blocks nerve impulses to the muscles, and a relaxed smooth skin results. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia. Attended Georgia Tech and graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1973. Dr. Lester is active in numerous local and National Professional Organizations and study groups. He is personally dedicated to a career of continuing education for himself and his staff.
During his free time, Dr. Lester enjoys water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, snow skiing, and flying.
“I have had so much fun practicing dentistry for the last 40 years that
it’s hard for me to distinguish between work and play.”