Botox and Dermal Fillers
We are excited to announce that we are now providing facial esthetic and TMJ pain therapies through the use of Botox, Juvederm dermal fillers and SkinMedica professional medical grade skincare products. Dr. Patel has been certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein used to relax muscle activity. This can decrease wrinkles and lessen TMJ muscle pain, clenching and bruxism. Botox is also used for migraine therapy.
What are dermal fillers?
Hyaluronic acid is the bodies’ natural filler substance. As we age, we lose this filler and start seeing sagging cheeks, deeper facial folds and thinner lips. Fillers are injected into specific facial areas to replenish our youthful volume.
What is medical grade skincare?
Products that have been scientifically tested and approved by the FDA. They contain a higher concentration of active ingredients. Although they are more costly upfront, they penetrate skin more effectively and with regular use, they will save you money in the long term.
Why should I use my dentist, Dr. Patel for these treatments?
Dr. Patel has received extensive hands on training over the past year and has been certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
Dentists are rigorously trained in head and neck anatomy, oral pathology and dental esthetics.
Dentists routinely inject around the face and are very comfortable with the regional anatomy. Dentists can inject in the mouth, which can provide much better anesthesia than only topical cream for pain control. In other offices, the injections are often delegated to an auxiliary provider. In our office, Dr. Patel performs all injections himself.
Dr. Patel is passionate about dental and facial esthetics. He loves the artistic component, as well as being able to now help with TMJ pain more efficiently.
Call our office at 805-489-4761 for a complimentary/no obligation consult with Dr. Patel.