We are excited to offer dental Botox® and Dermafil injections! Our goal with orthodontics is to correct our patients' smiles. We achieve this goal not only with dental treatments, but also with facial treatments.
Along with orthodontics, Dr. Dellinger also focuses on facial aesthetics. He is able to enhance patients' facial contours using Botox® and Dermafil injections.
Botox® is a safe, effective FDA-approved medication most commonly used to eliminate facial wrinkles and frown lines by decreasing the movement of the muscles in the troubled areas. It is specially formulated with a purified protein, which relaxes the muscles when injected. Botox® can remove the wrinkles of time or make small improvements in an otherwise perfect face.
Getting a Botox® injection is a minimally invasive procedure that allows patients to return to normal daily activities immediately afterward. If necessary, a topical anesthesia can be used before the Botox® is injected under the skin using a small needle. The results can typically last anywhere from 3-5 months on average.
Dermafil is a smooth gel that is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in your body. By carefully injecting Dermafil underneath the skin, your skin can be completely rejuvenated, ultimately adding volume and reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.
Dermafil offers patients a safe and effective treatment with little to no down-time. It is less invasive than other fillers and provides patients with dramatic improvement almost immediately following treatment. Results can last up to six months.
Treatment of TMJ/TMD
Not only will Botox® and Dermafil enhance your facial features, but they can also be used for other health purposes. Dr. Dellinger will also use Botox® and Dermafil in the treatment of TMD – to alleviate headaches and inhibit jaw clenching. The injections relax certain facial muscles which stop the clenching and associated pain. Some patients who suffer from TMJ pain or bruxism and obtain an injection are even able to stop wearing their splints.
Dr. Dellinger is highly trained to administer these injections, so you are sure to be in safe hands. If you are interested in learning more about Botox® and Dermafil injections, please contact us.