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Botox Cosmetic is a neurotoxin that originates from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Although this toxin is infamous for causing botulism, a type of food poisoning, it has several medical applications when used under controlled dosing. Botox Cosmetic acts by weakening or paralyzing specific muscles or blocking the pathway of certain nerves.

Medical Uses

Botox Cosmetic is commonly used in small doses in the medical community to treat various conditions such as:

  • Temporarily smoothing facial wrinkles caused by muscle contractions.

  • Controlling overactive underarm sweating.

  • Managing cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes severe shoulder and neck contractions.

  • Treating uncontrolled blinking of eyes (blepharospasm).

  • Addressing overactive bladder.

  • Correcting misaligned eyes (strabismus).

  • Managing chronic migraine headaches.


Botox Cosmetic is administered through fine gauge needles directly into the neuromuscular tissues. It usually takes just a few minutes and does not require local anesthesia. Results are typically noticeable 3-7 days after the treatment. However, pregnant or lactating women and individuals who have had a previous allergic reaction to Botox Cosmetic should not receive treatment.

Dental Uses

Botox Cosmetic can also be used by dentists for various cosmetic and functional dental issues, including:

  • Softening facial lines and wrinkles such as crow's feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines, and bunny lines.

  • Reducing neck bands.

  • Relieving pain from headaches caused by tension in muscles in the head, face, and neck.

  • Addressing relapse of teeth following orthodontic treatment completion caused by an overactive mentalis muscle.

  • Improving the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin.

  • Reducing pain from headaches due to occlusal (bite) issues.

  • Reducing bruxism, a condition that involves grinding and clenching of teeth.

  • Lifting the corners of the mouth.

  • Softening a square jawline.

  • Correcting a gummy smile due to over-retracted upper lips.


Dentists are ideal practitioners for delivering Botox in the head and neck region as they receive advanced training in oral and maxillofacial areas. When selecting a dentist for Botox Cosmetic, look for one with proper certification and insurance. The certification should include at least 16 hours of live hands-on patient training.

If you are interested in Botox Cosmetic aesthetic treatment for a smile makeover, schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation appointment with Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929. The practice is located in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.


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Choosing The Best Cosmetic Dentist

If you are unhappy with your smile due to flaws or poor dental work. You might begin to seek the best cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas for your smile. 

But how can you be sure you are being treated the most skilled cosmetic dentist possible? Is there a way to make sure you receive the best cosmetic treatment to restore and enhance your smile?

Many patients rely on referrals from friends or family members, but dental care is a very personalized choice. Some patients present easier challenges than others. Not all dentists provide the same quality work as patients become more challenging.

Las Vegas Cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS recommends the following tips to find the right dentist for your smile:

Extensive Training on Multiple Cosmetic Dentistry Techniques

The best cosmetic dentists in Las Vegas should be able to provide a wide range of services with a high level of skill and artistry. A dentist with extensive experience and training will be able to offer a wide range of procedures and be proficient at all of them.

How can you gauge a dentist’s level of experience and skill? Start by using an internet search "best cosmetic dentist near me" is a great place to start. Then go thru each website and see what jumps out at you.

Look at Cosmetic Smile Gallery On Website

Just about every dentist will be able to produce some beautiful looking before and after photos. Ask about treatments that may have failed and find out why it happened. A top.cosmetoc dentist will provide cosmetic treatments that look wonderful and provide long-lasting results.


Interview New Dentist

Your cosmetic consultation is a time in which the dentist should listen to your needs and desires for your new smile. 

The goals of the initial consultation should include:

-The dentist listening to you explain your esthetic goals for treatment

-Discussion of multiple treatment options, including financial costs.

You should never feel that you are being talked into something you do not want. Keep an open mind and you will know the right dentist when you meet them.

If you are in the Las Vegas area, schedule a free cosmetic consultation with Marielaina Perrone DDS.

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Modern cosmetic dentistry techniques and materials makes it easier than ever to achieve your perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry procedures tend to have a focus on improving the quality and appearance of your smile. This does not mean great cosmetic results won't also equal great functional results. The goal of dental care is to meld function and esthetics into one to achieve your idea of a perfect smile.

Cosmetic dentistry has increased in popularity worldwide year after year. Treatments like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are now mainstream.

Below we will talk about some of the cosmetic dentistry benefits.

Improved Dental Materials

Cosmetic dentistry materials and techniques continue to evolve. Modern dental materials like porcelain, titanium, and dental resin are highly durable but also offer excellent esthetic properties.

Esthetic Orthodontics

Invisalign clear aligners are a great cosmetic alternative to traditional braces. Since the aligners are clear and they can be removed for eating/dental hygiene they are the "clear" choice for young and older adults. 

Social Media-Worthy Smile

The modern world of social media moves fast with trends changing all the time. One thing that doesn't change is people want to look and feel their best. In the age of selfies, this is even more important.

Cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS can whiten your teeth, change their shape and appearance, and even use Botox injections, which results in a very attractive, social media-ready smile. Studies show that cosmetic dentistry can help to boost your self-confidence and improve your mental health.

Leave A Great Impression

People with beautiful smiles and self confidence leave a positive impression on everyone they meet. This includes social and business situations. A beautiful smile not only makes you look and feel good and healthy, it can actually open prospects and get you the things you desire in life.


Are You Looking For The Top Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist?

Dr.  Marielaina Perrone DDS is a highly educated and experienced cosmetic dentist specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Her attention to detail and continued training are second to none.

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Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin coverings composed of a dental composite or dental porcelain material chemically to the front of the teeth to alter your smile's shape, size, and color. The surface of your existing teeth is prepared to allow for a bond with the porcelain material, which is far less preparation of natural tooth structure performed with a porcelain crown. Veneers give cosmetic dentists in Henderson NV, the ability to improve smile imperfections like discoloration, cracks, gaps between teeth, chips, slight misalignments, and decay. Veneers can transform your smile.

 Health Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can change your smile for the better and give a significant boost of self-confidence. Veneers also aid in strengthening and protecting weaker teeth that do not have decay by providing additional support and structure to your natural smile. Patients with porcelain veneers report improved dental hygiene and are proud of their new smiles.

Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

 Free Of Dental Infections and Tooth Decay

All dental infections and tooth decay must be treated prior to the placement of porcelain veneers. They not only correct your smile esthetics, but they can also replace older restorations and restore existing tooth decay.


The Dental Veneer Procedure

Following your cosmetic consultation with Marielaina Perrone, DDS, you will know if she believes you are a good candidate for dental veneers. 

Initial Visit

Once cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS determines you to be a good candidate, the first step is to take a series of digital x-rays and dental impressions. Dr. Perrone will then take some time to discuss your smile goals and the desired results of your new smile. This cosmetic consultation will include a model created to show you how the final results will look. 

Dental Veneers Procedure

The procedure will begin with removing a small fraction of enamel from the surface of each tooth to allow for proper bonding and not affect the current occlusal bite. Following tooth preparation, an impression is taken of the teeth to custom create your new veneers. Temporary veneers will be custom fabricated and placed. Once the finished veneers return from the lab, Dr. Perrone will prepare each tooth to create an ideal surface for bonding. A special dental light will also be used on each veneer to create a stable and durable bond. Once the light is complete, the porcelain veneers are permanently in place.


There is almost no recovery from the porcelain veneers procedure. Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and food for a short time. 

Porcelain veneers are an ideal and attractive choice to improve your smile and self-confidence. 

Marielaina Perrone DDS believes everyone deserves to have a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile.

Finally, creating the smile you have always dreamed of will be an exciting journey and a journey that can be a bit nerve-wracking. It is a big step to take, after all! Marielaina Perrone DDS wants you to experience the comfort and confidence that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile.

Dr. Perrone takes a gentle, individualized approach to all dental care coupled with advanced technology to provide you with a convenient and pleasant visit every time we see you walk through the door.

Marielaina Perrone DDS

Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost implant dentistry consultation appointment if you are ready for a smile makeover or dental implants in Las Vegas NV.

We cannot wait to help you with your smile makeover to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.


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