While most of the work we do as dentists on a daily basis undoubtedly focuses on treating the teeth, dentists must possess an intimate knowledge of the nerves, muscles and skin of the face in order to provide sound care to any patient. Dentists must also be adept at administering injections to provide comfort during treatment. In fact, the areas anesthetized during dental treatment are frequently the same areas that would be targeted when providing anesthesia for facial treatments.
It should, therefore, come as no surprise that dentists have a strong foundation on which to build, in training to become Botox® and dermal filler practitioners.
We believe the face to be a dynamic structure, whereby the teeth are only a single component of the overall facial form. His training in this field, as well as his knowledge and skill in dentistry, has enabled him to provide a valuable service to our patients in the treatments of Botox® and dermal fillers to rejuvenate the face.
Having these treatments administered in the dental office has the advantage of offering the anonymity that many patients desire. Very frequently, dental and facial treatments can be combined in a single appointment, saving the patient time and increasing convenience.
Some of the cosmetic areas facial rejuvenation can target are:
- laugh lines
- crow's feet
- forehead and brow lines
- gummy smile
- neck wrinkling
- loss of cheek volume
- loss of lip volume & contour
In addition to the cosmetic value, facial rejuvenation has therapeutic value as well. It can alleviate TMJ pain and help relieve migraine headache pain.
Should you be interested in obtaining more information about our facial rejuvenation services, please do not hesitate to contact our office with your questions or concerns. An educated patient is the best patient.