BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dermal Fillers in Sarasota

While millions of people choose BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Volbella to eliminate fine lines and facial wrinkles, these popular aesthetic treatments also offer a variety of dental benefits. The Smile Centre offers BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal filler injections for facial rejuvenation and to address cosmetic dentistry issues like gummy smiles as well as oral health problems such as TMJ and bruxism.

To learn about Sarasota cosmetic dentistry BOTOX® Cosmetic or Juvederm injections, please contact us today. If you live in the Sarasota area of Florida, contact our Palm Aire location online or at 941-351-4468. If you live in or around Florida, please contact us online. Our three convenient offices welcome patients from Sarasota, Bradenton and nearby areas in Florida.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injection treatment that is commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles between the brows (known as glabellar lines). However, in addition to aesthetic facial rejuvenation, BOTOX® Cosmetic is also used to address a variety of dental issues, such as:

Kim, actual BOTOX and filler patient of The Smile Centre
Kim, actual BOTOX and filler patient
  • TMJ/TMD: You use your temporomandibular joints every day to chew, speak, yawn and swallow. When these jaw joints are out of balance with your teeth and facial muscles, you may experience painful TMJ/TMD issues such as headaches, ear pain, shoulder aches and more. BOTOX® Cosmetic can mitigate many of these unpleasant symptoms.
  • Bruxism: Chronic teeth grinding (bruxism) can lead to severe headaches, aching jaws and ear pain. Customized mouth guards can be worn to ease the effects of bruxism, but BOTOX® Cosmetic is another option. It can relax the muscles responsible for teeth grinding and relieve a number of associated symptoms.
  • Gummy smiles: There are a number of factors that can cause the appearance of a gummy smile. In some cases, gummy smiles are the result of hypermobile lips (lips that contract too far when you smile). BOTOX® Cosmetic can relax these muscles and reduce the appearance of a gummy smile. During your initial consultation, we will determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic or other gum recontouring treatment is best for you.
  • Asymmetrical smiles: While surgery used to be the only way to correct an asymmetrical smile, BOTOX® Cosmetic has recently become an effective alternative to surgery in some cases. It relaxes lip muscles and can provide a more proportionate smile.

BOTOX® Cosmetic has been proven to successfully treat a variety of conditions caused by muscle overexertion. Numerous issues, such as uncontrollable blinking, excessive sweating and chronic headaches have been effectively treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Visit The Smile Centre to learn more.


While BOTOX® Cosmetic utilizes botulinum toxin A to block the nerves responsible for dynamic wrinkles, Juvederm® is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body, to fill in facial wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and add volume to the cheeks and lips.

Juvederm can also be used to treat dark gaps that occasionally emerge on the sides of teeth after periodontal treatment, implant therapy or dental crown restorations. These dark gaps, sometimes referred to as “black triangles”, can be eliminated with Juvederm. The unique Juvederm formula does this by adding volume to the gums and creating attractive gum contours.

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Juvederm Volbella

There’s no denying that your lips play a role in the appearance of your smile. Juvederm Volbella is a cosmetic injectable treatment designed to shape and define the lips. Using a smoother, more delicate formulation than other Juvederm products, Volbella is ideal for subtly plumping the lips, diminishing vertical lip lines and softening lines beneath the eyes. The formula is smooth and soft, providing results that are elegant and natural-looking.

What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to relax forehead wrinkles, frown lines (also known as “11s”), crow’s feet, and smile lines.

BOTOX® can also be used to treat chronic headaches, provide relief from TMJ, help prevent bruxism, improve the appearance of a gummy smile, and help produce greater symmetry to the lips. The best way to learn what BOTOX® may be able to do for you is through a one-on-one consultation at The Smile Centre.

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What Does a BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Feel Like?

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment may cause temporary stinging, but the procedure is well-tolerated and generally considered painless. Depending on your specific needs, your skin may be numbed before injections are made, but lasting discomfort following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is highly unlikely.

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Painful?

Some stinging may accompany injections, but BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is not painful. If you are concerned about discomfort, we would be happy to discuss topical numbing options.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Results from BOTOX® Cosmetic are often instantaneous, though optimal results may not be apparent for one to two weeks. There may be some residual redness or swelling around the injection site during this period. This should clear on its own as your results become more noticeable.

How Long Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last?

BOTOX® Cosmetic can produce results for four to six months. When used for therapeutic purposes, such as TMJ or the treatment of bruxism, BOTOX® Cosmetic may produce results for three to four months. This is different for every patient and will be impacted by factors unique to your body. You can easily maintain results through regularly scheduled touch-ups.

When Should I Start Getting BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved for use in adults over the age of 18, but most people don’t start treatment until their mid to late 20s or early 30s. The right time for you to begin treatment is dependent on how comfortable you feel with the way genetics, gravity, and aging have impacted your appearance, and is best determined with the help of a qualified professional. If you are curious to learn if BOTOX® Cosmetic is a good fit for you, use the contact form on this page or give us a call to schedule a one-on-one consultation today.

Should I Do Anything to Prepare for the Treatment?

If preparation for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, you will need to stop taking blood-thinning medications, herbs, and supplements to help reduce the risk of bruising. Outside of that, there is very little you will need to do to prepare for treatment.

If there are special considerations that are relevant to you, we will provide individual instructions to ensure you are properly prepared.

Are There Any Risks with BOTOX Cosmetic?

Although BOTOX Cosmetic is a safe and effective treatment, it can still come with several risks that patients should be aware of. These risks include:

  • Temporary changes in your facial expression
  • Allergic reactions to ingredients
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Headaches
  • Neck or back pain
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Shortness of breath

While side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal filler treatment, such as swelling or redness of the skin, are more common and will disappear independently, the risks listed above occur rarely. Under the care of our experienced dentists at The Smile Centre, patients can feel confident knowing their safety is prioritized with each procedure, making risks and complications as minimal as possible. 

How Long Is Recovery After BOTOX Cosmetic?

There is very little recovery time involved with both BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal filler treatments. Most patients are able to immediately return to their everyday routines after receiving BOTOX Cosmetic. On average, it can take up to two to three weeks to fully recover from BOTOX Cosmetic injections.

What Should I Avoid After Receiving BOTOX Cosmetic?

Although recovery from BOTOX Cosmetic injections is minimal, there are several things patients should do to avoid complications during treatment, such as:

  • Lying down for at least one hour after treatment
  • Using saunas and tanning booths for at least four hours
  • Rubbing your face and treated areas
  • Prolonged exposure to the sun
  • Taking blood thinning medication
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Lying down on your face after treatment

Am I a Candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers? 

Ideal candidates for BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal filler treatment at The Smile Centre are adults looking to treat TMJ symptoms, bruxism, and jaw pain. Candidates should be in good overall health and free from any underlying health conditions that may complicate healing from BOTOX Cosmetic injections. Ideal candidates for this treatment are typically between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age. This treatment is a great non-surgical option for jaw pain improvement.

If you are someone who has experienced allergic reactions to the ingredients in BOTOX Cosmetic or dermal fillers, this treatment will not be recommended for you. Patients who experience muscle weakness will also not be considered eligible candidates.

Can I Still Receive BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment If I Have Dental Problems?

Although BOTOX Cosmetic injections should not typically interfere with your oral health and the function of your teeth, if you are a patient with dental problems such as gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, and other conditions that require dental treatment, we recommend treatment of them first before receiving BOTOX Cosmetic injections. This is because any dental pain you experience in your mouth may affect the way you recover from your BOTOX Cosmetic or dermal filler injections. If you have dental work done, wait at least two to three weeks after your dental procedure before receiving BOTOX.

What Can I Expect from My Consultation at The Smile Centre?

Your consultation with one of our dentists will determine exactly how BOTOX Cosmetic injections and dermal filler can help improve your TMJ symptoms, jaw pain, and oral health. At your consultation, you can expect to discuss the following:

  • Your dental X-rays
  • An oral exam
  • Jaw examination
  • Dental imaging
  • Medical history
  • Hygiene practices
  • Overall goals for oral health improvement
  • TMJ symptoms

Contact The Smile Centre Today

If you live in the Sarasota area of Florida, and would like to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, contact our Palm Aire location online or at 941-351-4468. If you live in or around Florida, please contact us online. You can also click here to send us an Email Contact Form, and our staff will provide you with the assistance you need! We look forward to serving you.