Botox or Botulinum Toxin A is a neurotoxin commonly used in the treatment of wrinkles in the skin. While it is the most well known neurotoxin since it received FDA approval in 2002, it is one of several on the market including
These toxins are a treatment that can reduce the contraction of muscles that cause facial lines/wrinkles over time, resulting in smoother skin. Lasting for several months, it can also be used to block the nerve signal to control excessive sweating in localized areas, and has been shown to be safe and effective in numerous studies.
What many people fail to realize is how the teeth and their position effect the ENTIRE face and neck. When teeth are aligned properly as they should, the face tends to be taught and lifted. That is why when older people are without teeth, the lower third of their fends tends to come over the middle third. However, when they receive dentures, the vertical dimension of their face is then restored (where it should be), all of the muscles in the face are able to work normally and the face begins to appear more proportionate and youthful.
Simply stated, Dr. Shah-Khan has the knowledge and training of dental surgery, facial toxins, and dermal filler to create the SPECIFIC look it is you desire.
From a young age, Dr. Shah-Khan understood beauty, esthetics, and proportions. During training, he then realized how dentition and their position effect the rest of the face. Dental surgery training with knowledge of botox and dermal filler can truly transform the face and life of ANY patient of ours.
Fillers can smooth lines and wrinkles and add volume to areas of the face that appear sunken or hollow. There are many products with different ingredients and clinical capabilities, so it is important to consider your choices carefully. Not to worry though, our team at Oak Ridge Dental & Surgery will help you select the perfect filler for YOU, your skin type, and of course your image goals.
Not only can we add volume to your face, but we can actually SCULPT your face. Want defined cheekbones? Dr. Shah-Khan can perform a surgical procedure to remove fat from your cheeks (buccal fat excision) that will give you an extremely defined face. This procedure has been done for many years in Hollywood on actors and actresses alike, but it’s not a secret anymore.