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Aesthetic Services at Fulks Family Dental

Our team of professionals at Fulks Family Dental in Columbus is passionate about providing you with healthcare that makes your life better. The advanced methods and break-through technology we have available to improve facial esthetics and manage facial pain can make significant improvements to our patients’ lives. We are proud to provide our patients with these state-of-the-art procedures. Whether you want to make that frown line disappear or you’d like relief from TMD-related jaw pain, we will listen to you and address your concerns. Read on to learn more about Fulks Family Dental’s aesthetic services.
 

BOTOX® TREATMENT

Botox® is best known for reviving a youthful glow to the skin however, it can also be used to relieve symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), often referred to as TMJ. With the certified expertise of Dr. Fulks and his team, your Botox® treatment can fix those wrinkled trouble spots or relieve your jaw pain from clenching so you can carry on with your life feeling more confident and with less pain.
 

What is Botox®?

Botox® is an FDA approved neurotoxin that blocks the messaging network of nerves in muscles. Think of it as a muscle relaxant. Dr. Fulks is pleased to offer Botox® treatment to patients who want to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles or who suffer from the painful symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), or TMJ.
 

Botox® for Aesthetic Improvement

When we’re confident in our appearance, it can have a domino effect in other areas of our lives. Taking the initiative to correct an area of your appearance is a great way to take of yourself. Fulks Family Dental has the talented team to not only transform your smile into a beautiful one, but they can also provide facial aesthetic services that will complete your total makeover. If you want your face to look refreshed and youthful then a Botox® treatment may be the solution you seek. Botox® is most commonly used to minimize the wrinkles in the frown area between the eyes, forehead, crow’s feet (eyes), chin dimples, lip lines, and nose lines. It can also be used to contour the face by decreasing the muscle mass around the jawline which makes the jawbone appear more pronounced.
 

Botox® for the treatment of TMD and Bruxism

Botox® can help to alleviate the painful symptoms associated with TMD and bruxism. The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint that aids in chewing and moving the jaw. If the TMJ functions improperly then it can cause painful symptoms in the jaw, face, and head. The pain associated with a dysfunctional TMJ is called temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD. Another way we can experience similar symptoms is by clenching or grinding our teeth, which is typically done while sleeping. This is called bruxism. Because Botox® affects the nerves in the muscles, it can alleviate pain associated with TMD and bruxism. Botox® can be an important therapeutic tool in the treatment for TMD and bruxism. After a careful examination by Dr. Fulks, and listening to your input, a treatment plan can be established to provide you with the best outcome for relief.
 

What is the procedure for Botox®?

Botox® treatments are performed simply, without pain, and typically can be completed in a short visit. Dr. Fulks will administer the Botox® with a needle into the area you desire to be treated. You won’t need any anesthesia for treatment — Botox® is injected with a very fine needle and is painless.
 
Typical results will be visible or felt within about two to ten days. The effects of Botox® will last for about three to four months. Re-treatment will be required as it wears off and the muscles regain stimulation by the nerves. However, with continued treatment lines and wrinkles should decrease because muscles become “trained,” so to speak.
 
To speak with Dr. Fulks about how Botox® can help you, call us at Fulks Family Dental in Columbus at 614-237-3781.
 

DERMAL FILLERS

The team at Fulks Family Dental Care in Columbus, Ohio is pleased to offer you dermal filler facial service as another option in your quest for self-improvement. If the lines and wrinkles are all you see on your face, you can do something about it. Dr. Fulks and his team are certified to provide the FDA approved procedures and are excited to see you thrilled with the results!
 

What are dermal fillers?

Like Botox® treatment, FDA approved dermal fillers are non-surgical methods to improve the appearance of the facial skin. They are made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid whose gel-like substance will restore volume, smooth lines, soften creases, or enhance the contours of your face (like the jawline). Dermal fillers are administered with an injectable.
 

How do dermal fillers work?

Our skin has two key compounds, collagen and hyaluronic acid, which add structure and fullness to our face. As we age, unfortunately, our skin loses collagen and hyaluronic acid which causes the skin to droop and wrinkle. Dermal fillers not only decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but they can add plumpness to deflated areas of the face.
 
You have a few choices in brands of dermal fillers available at Dr. Fulks’ office. However, they all have two things in common. First, they all will increase the fullness of the skin and replace lost collagen and secondly, they all stimulate your body to create its own natural collagen so that in the long term, your skin will naturally appear more youthful.
 

What is the procedure for a dermal filler?

Treatment with a dermal filler is simple! You will not need anesthesia and the whole process will last between twenty and forty minutes. Results are seen immediately and should last anywhere between six months and two years depending on the kind of filler you choose (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, or Voluma XC). The team at Fulks Family Dental is available to discuss the dermal filler procedure with you and answer any of your questions.
 
There is no reason to continue to live with facial lines and wrinkles that bother you. Advancements in cosmetic procedures that improve both our smiles and facial aesthetics are truly remarkable. They are yours for the taking! Dr. Fulks and his team look forward to the opportunity to give you that makeover you’ve been dreaming about!
 
Contact Fulks Family Dental in Columbus to learn more about how dermal fillers can improve your appearance.

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