Geneva cosmetic dentist Dr. Neeraj Khanna is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) and is pleased to offer patients Botox® for treating TMJ dysfunction and/or cosmetic concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, Dr. Khanna offers Dermafill, a volumizing facial filler that improves signs of aging.
We offer complimentary consultations for Botox & Dermafill. Ask us for more information at your next appointment.
Most people are familiar with Botox, an injectable treatment to reduce the appearance of crows feet and deep lines between the eyebrows. What you might not know, though, is that Botox can be used in TMJ therapy to relieve migraine headaches and facial pain.
Much like cosmetic dentistry, choosing the right practitioner, one who is trained and certified, will ensure a safe and effective treatment. A highly trained and experienced cosmetic dentist in the Chicago area, Dr. Khanna is intimately familiar with the structure and musculature of the face, making him uniquely qualified to effectively inject Botox® Cosmetic for results that are natural looking and lasting.
Botox For TMJ Dysfunction
Many people suffer from mild to moderate levels of facial pain, whether it’s from headaches, migraines, stress, their bite or TMJ dysfunction (TMD). Botox® is injected into the affected head and neck muscles. The active ingredient in Botox® blocks nerve signals and relaxes the muscles that contribute to facial pain.
Botox® treatment only takes a few minutes and the results last up to three months. With a series of treatments, some patients will be able to “retrain” their muscles to relax and sustain results over longer periods of time. As an added benefit, you may notice an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles!
Botox Cosmetic For Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Botox Cosmetic will reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles beneath the skin that have become conditioned to contracting from years of squinting and frowning. Botox is currently the only FDA approved treatment for crows feet and noticeable frown lines between the brows. Dr. Khanna can skillfully place injections in the muscles of the area to be treated for optimal results. The number of injections will be dependent on the severity of the lines or wrinkles and number of areas to be treated.
Botox Treatment: What to Expect
During an initial complimentary consultation Dr. Khanna will examine your facial aesthetics, discuss your personal concerns and make treatment recommendations. Botox treatments are generally brief, with little discomfort and no down time.
Patients can expect tenderness, slight inflammation and redness in the treated area which can last for a day or two. Results will gradually appear in the initial 30 days and can last for several months. Repeat treatment as needed will keep you looking and feeling your best.
Dermafill Facial Filler
Dermafill is a volumizing facial filler with the active ingredient Hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that naturally exists in your body. HA facial fillers effectively reduce unwanted wrinkles around the cheeks, nose and lips to contour the face and restore volume to the skin.
By boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, Dermafill increases volume and almost instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The gel formula of Dermafill is tissue-friendly, closely resembling the body’s natural HA. Dermafill is long lasting, but not permanent. For most patients, results last up to six months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to get Botox from the dentist?
Yes. In order to become a “Botox dentist” in Illinois, a dentist must be in good standing with the Illinois Board of Dentistry and complete Board approved post-doctoral training. Dr. Khanna has completed his training and earned credentials to provide these services to our patients.
How do I get started?
Botox TMJ therapy is available for patients of Khanna Dentistry. If you are interested, please let us know at your next appointment. We offer complimentary consultations to determine whether or not you are a candidate. 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.
How quickly will Botox resolve my facial pain?
Most patients will notice a relief from facial pain in 3 – 5 days following the procedure.
How long will the results last?
The effects of treatment last for approximately 3 months. After 2 – 3 treatments with Botox, patients will experience the benefits of muscle relaxation for longer periods of time.
Are there any side effects?
Botox is very safe. However, there are side effects, as with any procedure. It is important to select a well qualified dentist or doctor for your treatment to ensure maximum safety and comfort. Common side effects include redness and soreness in the injection site. Discomfort will generally not last more than a couple hours.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you need further information please contact our Geneva dental office to see if you are an ideal candidate. Call the office or use our online request form.