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Botox & Dermal Fillers East Hanover, NJ

Botox® & FillersAn Overview

While you’re investing in a beautiful smile, shouldn’t you make sure the rest of your face looks just as good?

Botox and Dermal Fillers in East Hanover NJ

East Hanover dentist, Dr. Raj Upadya is pleased to announce two new services: Botox® Cosmetic and dermal fillers Restylane and Juvederm. He is certified to offer Botox® treatments for cosmetic purposes as well as headache and trigger point therapy. We believe this is just one more way that we can help our patients look and feel their best. In addition to our to cosmetic dental services, we provide Botox® and dermal fillers to new and existing patients in Handover, NJ.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment for patients with moderate to severe facial lines. Botox® Cosmetic is a leading treatment for expression lines on the forehead, around the eyes, on the nose, and between the eyebrows. The active ingredient in Botox® is neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A.

Small amounts are injected into specific areas and it works by blocking the nerve impulses which weaken the muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox also prevents new lines from forming.

Botox From The Dentist?

Though it may seem unconventional to see your dentist for Botox and dermal fillers, it is a surprisingly great choice. Just like a skilled facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Upadya understands the nuances of delicate facial anatomy. He is highly experienced in making skillful injections to the face that are both comfortable and designed to produce natural-looking results.

Dr. Raj Upadya is among the first dentists in the East Hanover area to be credentialed by the New Jersey Board of Dentistry to administer Botox and dermal filler injections. As part of the credentialing process, Dr. Upadya completed a Board-approved training course to learn how to safely and effectively administer treatment to our patients.

Botox injections can typically be completed in one visit to our East Hanover, NJ dental office. On average, Botox lasts up to 6 months or more. The effects of Botox are noticeable immediately after treatment.

If you are interested in Botox or dermal fillers, simply let us know at your next appointment. Consultations for Botox and dermal fillers are complimentary. You will meet with Dr. Upadya, who will evaluate your facial condition and recommend the treatment that is best for you.

In some cases, we may be able to perform treatment on the same visit, or we may schedule a separate appointment at a convenient time.

Botox for Treating Headaches & TMJ

Dr. Upadya is also certified to administer Botox injections to relieve chronic headaches and facial/TMJ pain. Because Botox is able to relax the targeted muscle area, it can often effectively treat jaw tightness and other symptoms associated with TMJ.

Frequent headaches, teeth grinding, facial pain, and sore jaw muscles are often the result of tension in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which can be temporarily relieved with Botox injections that are strategically placed by Dr. Upadya.

As a dentist, Dr. Upadya understands the muscular structure of the jaw and how it relates to the bite. This in-depth knowledge enables him to offer this type of treatment to bring relief to patients who have either exhausted traditional options or need time to explore them.

botox dentist in East Hanover, NJ

Dr. Upadya has been a life-saver for me. I went to him with a TMD issue after previously visiting several dentists who were unhelpful. Dr. Upadya took the time to identify and correct the underlying issues which has helped my discomfort greatly. Highly recommendBill W.
Amazing dentist. Extremely knowledgeable about malocullsion issues which is what I came in for. Look forward to working with him and fixing my bite.Patrick Z.
Dr. Raj and his entire staff are absolutely phenomenal at what they do! I’ve never had such a good experience with a dental facility. I came here with clicking in my jaw and a number of other issues. Everyone is so kind and personable. Not only is the service they…Megan W.

Botox® & Fillers What to Expect

Botox has been FDA approved for over 20 years to temporarily treat wrinkles. Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and in the forehead that cause deep expression lines. Botox offers a great way to renew your appearance by reducing wrinkles and filling in the hollow, sunken facial skin that is often common signs of aging.

Results will continue to appear over the next week or two and most injectable treatments provide results that last anywhere from 3 to 12 months, and in some cases, longer. The effects can typically be maintained with follow-up treatments which can be conveniently scheduled during twice-yearly preventive dental care.

Dr. Upadya offers Botox Cosmetic and the dermal fillers Restylane and Juvederm. After an initial consultation, Dr. Upadya will recommend which is best suited to your cosmetic goals or health needs.

Dr. Upadya will clean the area to be treated and apply a mild topical numbing agent if desired to ensure your comfort. The injections are quick and relatively painless.

After treatment patients can return immediately to their normal routine, typically experiencing only mild redness or sensitivity at the injection site for a couple of hours.

Botox® & Fillers FAQs

Why do dentists give Botox?

It is not uncommon for dentists give botox to treat TMJ, high lips, bruxism, and ill-fitting dentures. Botox can also be used as a purely cosmetic procedure to improve and enhance facial aesthetics.

Does Botox help TMJ?

Botox helps jaw muscles relax, which decreases pain from jaw movement and TMJ. Although temporary, Botox can be used to manage long-term TMJ issues.

Can orthodontists do Botox?

With the proper training orthodontists may perform botox. Botox can be used by orthodontists to smooth crowns, and hide smile and wrinkle lines in patients faces.

How long does dental Botox last?

Dental botox can last anywhere from three to six months depending on the dosage that you get. Patients typically have botox done every six months to keep its effects going.

What should you not do right after Botox?

After botox patients should refrain from rubbing or touching their face, lying directly on their face, strenuous exercise, and alcohol. Patients should wait at least one night before washing their face.

What can you not do after jaw Botox?

For four hours after your Botox injections, avoid massaging or touching your face. We also recommend staying upright for four hours after the injections.