If you are looking for ways to rejuvenate your skin and improve your appearance, BOTOX® could be the solution for you. Our dentist provides this cosmetic injectable to help reduce the signs of aging that appear as your skin loses elasticity. Best of all, your treatment can be completed in just a few short minutes! Call Celebrity Smile today at (858) 481-8688 to set up your appointment with Dr. Lori Ann Safar and learn more about BOTOX in San Diego, California.
BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a medication that is injected into the muscles of the brow to smooth frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. In fact, BOTOX is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet lines. BOTOX can help you to look younger, calmer, and more alert. Our dentist may recommend BOTOX as a great choice to help you regain a more youthful appearance and boost your self-confidence.
BOTOX can also be used for a number of other purposes. Based on your specific needs, we may suggest BOTOX to reduce migraine headaches, lessen excessive sweating, or treat a TMJ disorder.
BOTOX involves no incisions, stitches, or surgery, so you can resume your daily routine directly following your appointment. This also means that your treatment will be comfortable and fast. Our team will simply inject the medication into the muscles. We may use ice or a topical numbing cream before the treatment to ensure that you feel completely comfortable. You may begin noticing results as soon as 24 to 48 hours after the treatment, and your BOTOX results can last up to four months.
To learn more about BOTOX and to find out if it is right for you, we invite you to contact us today.
BOTOX® for Jaw Pain
f you suffer from a TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding), Dr. Lori Ann Safar can provide BOTOX® therapy as an alternative treatment to reduce jaw pain and help you manage your condition. BOTOX injections are an easy and effective treatment, and work to relieve pain and discomfort so that you can improve your health and quality of life. For more information about BOTOX treatments for jaw pain in San Diego, California, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist at Celebrity Smile, please call us today at (858) 481-8688.
The temporomandibular joint is a joint located on both sides of your head where your jawbone connects to your skull. This jawbone is used throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow and perform other daily actions. When this joint becomes overworked, displaced or damaged, it can result in significant pain and discomfort.
By injecting BOTOX into the facial muscles in these areas, our dentist can relieve soreness and discomfort, and can often eliminate the headaches and lock jaw that result from TMJ disorders and teeth grinding. BOTOX is successful in treating these issues because the injects freeze the muscles in the area near the injection site, enabling them to relax and preventing the grinding motions that cause the problem.
Your BOTOX injection can be administered in our office by Dr. Lori Ann Safar. No hospitalization or anesthetic is required, and your treatment can be completed in just a few minutes. You may experience some temporary side effects, such as mild pain, bruising, numbness or redness at the injection site, headaches, temporary nausea or muscle weakness. These side effects will dissipate shortly.
Please inform Dr. Lori Ann Safar of any substance use or medications that you take prior to treatment, as they could impact your BOTOX treatment.
If you have any questions about BOTOX therapy for TMJ disorders and bruxism, please feel free to contact our office today. We look forward to helping you improve your health!
BOTOX® for Migraines & Headaches
If you suffer from frequent tension headaches or migraines due to a TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), Dr. Lori Ann Safar may recommend BOTOX® to help relax the muscles of your face and head and relieve your pain. Headaches and migraines often cause significant pain and stress, and interfere with your day-to-day activities and quality of life. We welcome you to contact Celebrity Smile at (858) 481-8688 to schedule your appointment with our caring dentist and find out if BOTOX treatment for migraine headaches in San Diego, California, is right for you.
BOTOX therapy may be recommended to prevent headaches in adults who suffer from chronic migraines 15 or more days each month, or who have headaches lasting four hours or longer each day.
When you receive BOTOX treatment for your chronic migraines, our dentist will inject BOTOX into the area around the pain fibers that cause headaches. The BOTOX will enter the nerve endings in the injection area and work to block the release of the chemicals involved in pain transmission, preventing the activation of the pain networks in the brain.
Please note that while BOTOX will prevent headaches from occurring, it may take several treatments to be effective.
If you have any questions about BOTOX for migraine headaches, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, please call our office today. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthier, pain-free lifestyle!
Reduce Gummy Smile
If you have an excessively gummy smile, Dr. Lori Ann Safar can use BOTOX® to non-surgically remove excess gum tissue and enhance your beautiful smile! If your thin lips are a contributing factor, our dentist may recommend a dermal filler, such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM® to augment your upper lip and provide further improvements. To schedule your consultation with our dentist and learn more about how BOTOX can reduce your gummy smile, call Celebrity Smile today at (858) 481-8688.
When you receive BOTOX to reduce your gummy smile, our dentist will begin by applying a topical anesthetic or ice to numb the area prior to injection. She will then inject a small amount of BOTOX into each side of your lip to weaken the ability of the hyperactive muscles in the area to contract. This entire process takes about 10 minutes. Over the next three to four days your smile will transform to show less gum. You can expect your results to laser for about four months.
Prior to your BOTOX procedure, Dr. Lori Ann Safar will meet with you to examine your mouth and discuss your concerns. If you are taking any medications that may cause bleeding (Vitamins A and E, aspirin or related products, such as Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, and Aleve), we recommend that you temporarily cease to use them for one full week prior to treatment.
For more information about BOTOX therapy to reduce gummy smiles and to set up your appointment with our dentist, call our office today.
Many patients still do not know that they can visit our office and get a crown installed for their tooth on the same day. The crown will fit over the tooth, acting as a barrier from trauma and adding structural integrity to the tooth when it has been weakened. They can be made of several different materials, including metal fused to porcelain, gold, or porcelain on its own. They encase the tooth, acting as a natural replacement for the crown of it. So, yes, same-day crowns are real, and they can be applied to your teeth with ease and precision.
Crowns are used to keep teeth safe and secure during their daily tasks, such as eating or speaking. They’re often recommended when the teeth have had dental work done, or when the enamel has been weakened by bacteria and decay. They can also be used for cosmetic reasons, brightening your smile and keeping the mouth from showing signs of aging or discoloration.