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Botox and Dermal Fillers

Your smile isn't just about your teeth

At Jones Family Dental, we are passionate about helping our patients have self-confidence in their smile and the way they feel about themselves.  We are often asked,

"Why should I go to a dentist to get Botox and/or Dermal Fillers?" 

The answer is quite simple.  Dr Jones is extensively trained on the anatomy of facial muscles, nerves, blood vessels and facial esthetics.  He is an expert at giving painless injections in the facial area, especially when he can administer local anesthetic prior to the filler and botox injections.  Lastly, he evaluates facial esthetics on a daily basis for all of his patients.

Dr. Jones was one of the first  general dentists in Des Moines to be trained in, and certified to offer Botox and Dermal Fillers for his patients.  He received his training through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.   

Botulinum Toxin (Botox)

How does it work?

Botulinum toxin, brand name "Botox", binds to the nerve endings of muscles and weakens their contractions.  When the muscles of the face move, the skin is pulled with the muscle movement, causing it to wrinkle.  Over time these wrinkles cause damage to the skin.  Botox works by preventing the muscles from moving which prevents the skin from wrinkling.  The lack of skin movement allows the skin to heal over a period of a couple of weeks and the wrinkles go away.


Dermal Fillers

How does it work?

Dermal Fillers are hyaluronic acid which is a natural building block of our bodies own collagen.  The filler is injected into the skin below the "dermis" layer.  The injected hyaluronic acid is converted into collagen by the body which in turn, plumps up the deep wrinkles formed from loss of collagen over time.  Common areas for this type of collagen loss are in our lips, an area from the nose to the corner of the mouth and from the corner of the mouth to the chin.


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