Cosmetic Procedures

Why Choose an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for Cosmetic Treatments?

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons have distinct advantages in providing wrinkle-reducing treatments for you.

An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon’s expertise is focused on the physiology, skeletal structure, and muscle groups of the face. This means your oral surgeon has an expert understanding of how your lips should appear around your teeth, how your jaw muscles and bones work together and how the skin surrounding your eyes should look. Based on an understanding of your face’s anatomy, an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon can predict how your smile and facial appearance will be affected by a Botox or dermal filler procedure, and the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon takes careful steps to make sure the end result looks as natural as possible.

Thanks to their surgical and dental background, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform cosmetic procedures involving the functional and aesthetic aspects of the face, mouth, teeth, and jaws. Extensive education and training in surgical procedures involving skin, muscle, bone, and cartilage finely attune the oral surgeon to the need for harmony between facial appearance and function.

Injectable Dermal Fillers

Did you know that many visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss? As facial tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth and cheeks look a little hollow. Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance. Learn all about injectable filler treatments below.

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually have choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment.

While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles. Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address:

  • Smooth out lines around nose and mouth (marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
  • Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
  • Diminish vertical lip lines
  • Plump & enhance the lips
  • Smooth out a chin crease
  • Improve symmetry among facial features

Botox Cosmetic®

Botox injections are by far the most popular cosmetic treatments preformed nationwide, helping millions fight wrinkles & rejuvenate their appearance. It is mainly used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or those wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions we tend to make day after day. Treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax. As a result, your expressions soften and the dynamic wrinkles are greatly reduced.

Botox injectable can help an adult patient of any age improve his or her appearance, not only imparting a more youthful look, but also alleviating an overly concerned look, helping you look better refreshed, or even more pleasant.

The most commonly treated areas are those where muscle activity influences facial features, such as the following:

  • Glabellar lines (“elevens” or frown lines)
  • Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet
  • Forehead creases
  • Corners of the mouth
  • A “cobblestoned” appearance to the chin

Botox is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet lines.

Botox injections can also be used for a number of other purposes. In fact, oral surgeons have used the technique to ease the difficulties of migraine headaches, reduce excessive sweating, or treat TMJ problems.

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