Dr. Elizabeth Duling offers Botox®, dermal fillers, and PRF facials in her Owens Cross Roads, AL office. She helps patients address fine lines, wrinkles, and even TMD with these cosmetic treatments. Fillers or injections can be performed at routine dental care visits for our patient’s convenience. Dr. Duling and her cosmetic team are dedicated to providing high-quality care using safe methods for the best results. She welcomes all patient questions about their cosmetic options.
Botox® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for treating chronic headaches, muscle tension, and jaw pain, which are all symptoms related to TMJ disorders. Patients who want to revitalize the look of their skin can also receive cosmetic treatment with Botox. Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into muscle tissue. It relaxes the treated muscle and releases tension. This also smooths the skin.
Botox injections offer quick treatment with results that can last for up to half a year. We will help you schedule follow-up appointments to keep headaches and other TMD-related concerns at bay.
Dermal fillers reduce the signs of aging by filling in the wrinkles and other imperfections in the skin. They can be used on multiple areas including the lips, cheeks, hands, and temples. One of the benefits of fillers is that our patients will be able to see results immediately.
Dermal fillers are a great way to accentuate your beautiful smile. Combining cosmetic dentistry with dermal fillers can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. If you have a smile that you’re proud of, you want to highlight it and make sure it’s something that people notice about you.
PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) is a growth factor that is derived from the blood. This growth factor can smooth the skin and is used under the eyes, on the cheeks, or in other problem areas. PRF is extracted and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the blood’s growth factors. It can be used as a mask or injected into the skin. We use single-use, sterile needles during this treatment that are safe to use on patients. PRF facials reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve moisture retention, and enhance the texture of the skin.
Why Choose A Dentist For Cosmetic Services?
You may think that it’s odd to get cosmetic injections from your dentist. But no practitioner is as experienced with the maxillofacial area as a dentist is. They’re specially trained in knowing how the muscles in your face work and how they respond to certain things. They also have experience working in cramped, hard-to-reach places.
The facial area can be a difficult place to work. And that’s why it’s ideal to go to a dentist for dermal fillers and Botox. They’re used to performing care that’s very delicate and precise. Combining this with their knowledge of facial structure makes them experts in this kind of care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Botox® Cosmetic help with my TMJ headaches?
Botox® Cosmetic is an approved treatment for TMJ disorders. Studies have found that these injections will improve the jaw’s range of motion and reduce pain in the temporomandibular joint. However, it is not a permanent fix but you will have relief for months afterward! It is a great solution to utilize while you look for the root cause of your TMJ headaches.
How can I further enhance the appearance of my smile?
Undoubtedly, the best thing you can do to have a perfect smile is to make oral hygiene a routine in your life. However, cosmetic dentistry, facial fillers, and facials can enhance your appearance. Dr. Duling is trained and experienced in administering Botox®, dermal fillers, and PRF facials.
During a cosmetic consultation, she can recommend a series of additional treatments to enhance your smile giving you a whole face makeover.
Is it safe to have a dentist administer dermal fillers?
It is completely safe to have a dentist administer dermal fillers as part of a total smile makeover. All dentists that offer these cosmetic treatments must undergo education and training in order to administer them. This includes safety measures and risk assessments. Dr. Duling has been taught how to evaluate a patient to ensure the best possible outcome.
Call Dr. Elizabeth Duling Today
Do you want smoother, more youthful skin? Maybe you want to try Botox for painful TMD symptoms. Contact Dr. Duling by calling 256.202.4186 or request an appointment with her on our website.