Botox/Dermal Filler Treatments
An important facet of cosmetic dentistry includes the rejuvenation of the face and facial volume, through the use of Botox and dermal fillers. Dr. Savidan, an accredited member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), and proudly provides these services at Beachside Dental in Santa Barbara. Who better to give these technique-sensitive injections than a well-trained dentist! Dr. Savidan’s training and extensive knowledge of facial anatomy allows him to administer Botox or dermal filler injections with pristine accuracy resulting in remarkable improvements to your facial esthetics.
While typically associated with facial esthetics, botulinum toxin (Botox®) and incobotulinumtoxinA(Xeomin®) have both become important in their clinical uses for treatment of facial pain and teeth grinding. Several studies have shown patients who received these injections experienced significant improvement in pain level, function, ability to open their mouth and levels of tenderness to the touch. At Beachside Dental, Dr. Savidan can determine if you are a candidate for this treatment.
What is Botox/Xeomin and How Does It Work?
Botox® is the trade name for botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin in the form of a purified protein. Xeomin®is made of a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The mechanism of action for these products is really quite simple; botulinum toxins block nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. As a result, the action of the muscles is greatly decreased, reducing wrinkles or lines on your face as well as reducing the pain you may be suffering from related to the TMJ or other muscles.
What Areas of the Face Are Treated?
The areas typically treated with botulinum toxins and dermal fillers are the forehead, between the eyes (glabellar region), around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), around the lips (smokers lines or gummy smiles), the masseter muscle located by the jawline, nasolabial folds and lips.
Contact Beachside Dental today for your complimentary consultation. Dr. Savidan is a certified member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) and is credentialed to perform botulinum toxin injections for purposes of dental therapeutics.