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?
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 a headache and trigger point therapy. We believe this is just one more way that we can help our patients look and feel their best.
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 the 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.