Facial Aesthetics

Portale Dental

General Dentists located in Ridgefield, NJ

If you’re seeking youthful facial features to go along with your beautiful smile, consider investing in facial aesthetic treatments with Dr. Joseph Portale. At his practice in Ridgefield, New Jersey, Portale Dental, Dr. Portale and his team offer a number of facial aesthetic treatments. This list includes BOTOX®️, dermal fillers, and Restylane. Schedule your consultation today over the phone or online.

Facial Aesthetics Q & A

What is BOTOX®️?

BOTOX®️, or onabotulinumtoxinA, is a medication that doctors inject into brow muscles in order to smooth out crow’s feet lines and frown lines. BOTOX®️ makes you look younger and refreshed. Doctors sometimes also use BOTOX®️ to treat TMJ disorders, migraine headaches, and/or excessive sweating.

What is a BOTOX®️ injection procedure like?

The BOTOX®️ injection procedure is quick and easy. Dr. Portale’s team usually completes the treatment within 10 minutes. To begin, they may apply ice or a topical numbing agent. If you’re anxious about pain, this is always an option; don’t be afraid to ask!

During the actual procedure, a member of the team injects the medication into your muscles. Once it’s over, you can resume your day without any downtime.

Within 24 to 48 hours after injection, you’ll begin to notice a diminishing of facial lines, and depending on your facial lines, results can last up to four months.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injections that can restore facial volume and fullness. They do things like:

  • Plump up thin lips
  • Reduce the appearance of recessed scars
  • Soften wrinkles and creases
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Remove or reduce lower lid shadows
  • Fix facial contour deformities

Are dermal fillers right for me?

The only way to know for sure whether or not dermal fillers are right for you is by meeting with your doctor. In general, in order to be a good candidate for dermal fillers, you should be:

  • A non-smoker
  • Physically healthy
  • Committed to skin health
  • Understand the limits of dermal fillers

What is Restylane®️?

Restylane®️ is a dermal filler product line characterized by natural-looking augmentations that allow for more flexible facial movements than many dermal fillers. Restylane®️ products work using transparent hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acids occur naturally in the body as sugars that keep your tissues hydrated, elastic and full.

Restylane®️ products offer a number of non-invasive treatment options, including:

  • Lip augmentation
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Wrinkle reversal
  • Skin smoothing

If you’re interested in learning more about facial aesthetics, reach out to Dr. Portale and his team at Portale Dental today over the phone or online. They can’t wait to work with you.