Injectables Offer a Versatile, Minimally Invasive Treatment
Injectables have become a solution for a broad spectrum of both cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles and fine lines, and to improve symptoms of painful bite issues such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. At Astoria Dental Group in Queens, Dr. Clifford Degel or Dr. Carmen Every-Degel can evaluate your candidacy for injectable treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or BOTOX® Therapeutic. A great alternative to more invasive surgical procedures, these treatments can provide exceptional results. Whether you would like to regain a more youthful appearance, or you suffer from a condition that makes it difficult to chew and talk comfortably, we can help you accomplish your goals.
Are Injectables the Right Choice for Me?
Injectables such as BOTOX Cosmetic serve as an increasingly popular remedy for the appearance of lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and other signs of aging. However, many of our patients are not aware that other treatments such as BOTOX Therapeutic can also be used in treating TMJ and other painful craniofacial issues. With such a wide variety of potential applications, candidates for injectable treatments may include:
- Men or women showing early signs of aging
- Patients who want to avoid facial cosmetic surgery, while achieving similar results
- People who suffer from teeth grinding, clenching, jaw tension or TMJ disorder
- Patients who suffer from migraine headaches or facial muscle spasms
Both types of BOTOX treatments have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The injections consist of a diluted version of botulinum toxin, which helps block signals that keep targeted muscles from contracting. In turn, this can reduce or even prevent wrinkles in some patients, while controlling spasms or relaxing clenched muscles in others.
BOTOX injections offer an affordable treatment option with several potential uses.
The Treatment Process
If you decide to receive injectable treatments, our highly trained team can ensure that you are receiving the very best care in a safe and comfortable environment. Once you have been found to be a good candidate and learned more about what to expect both during and after treatment, Dr. Degel or Dr. Every-Degel will clearly mark the treatment areas. As the injections are administered, you will feel small pricks to the surface of the skin. Most patients report experiencing little to no discomfort. From start to finish, the entire process will take less than an hour with no downtime required. In order to maintain their results, patients will generally require periodic treatment sessions.
Injectable treatments can achieve dramatic results in as little as one appointment.
A Minimally Invasive and Affordable Solution
For the right candidate, injectables offer a solution that can deliver exceptional results without the need for more invasive and expensive medical procedures. In addition to being more affordable, BOTOX treatment has several advantages when compared to a surgical procedure. It requires no downtime and because it is minimally invasive, the risk of complications and side effects is also dramatically lower.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to learn more about your candidacy for injectables, or you would like to meet with our doctors to discuss your options, reach out to us today. Please send us a message or give us a call at (718) 278-1123.