Dr. Eckdahl has been treating patients all over Milwaukee with Botox® and Dermal Fillers for years. Dr. Eckdahl is one of the few local dentists with specialty training by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to do these procedures. Dr. Eckdahl has mentored other dentists in facial esthetics training and stays current with advancements in these treatments. From minor wrinkles to dentally destructive grinding habits, we can help!
Botox® is a purified protein that is painlessly injected into the facial muscles using a tiny needle. This protein stays in your muscles and help reduce the force of contraction of that muscle. By reducing muscle power, it prevents the skin from folding in on itself and forming wrinkles. When injected into the jaw muscles it reduces the force placed on the teeth when clenching or grinding occurs. By reducing this force, we are able to minimize the damage to the dentition and keep teeth strong and healthy longer.
Precise care is taken to ensure enough Botox® is used to prevent the folding of the skin, but not too much to give an emotionless appearance.
Dermal fillers are a thicker fluid that is injected into already formed deep wrinkles. This fluid hardens and helps fill in these deep folds. Dermal fillers are also commonly used in lip treatments. They can help plump small lips and give a more youthful appearance.
As a dental office we see so many patients who have unbearable jaw pain. Treatments with night guards and grinding appliances work well for most people but sometimes a little more is needed. Botox® in conjunction with a night guard is the best non-surgical treatment currently available for jaw pain. Botox® works all day and all night around the clock to reduce jaw pain, the appliances only work when they are being worn. By combining these treatments we are able to help keep our patients pain free!
At your first visit Dr. Eckdahl will listen to your concerns and desired outcomes. She will do an assessment of your muscles to determine if Botox® or Dermal Fillers are the right option for you. She will use this time to make sure the appropriate dosage of product is measured.
If you are getting dermal filler treatments, anesthetic may be used to ensure comfort during the procedure. No anesthetic is need for Botox® treatments.
After your treatment is done, post-op instructions will be given to you by our team. Your Botox® treatment will be fully set by 14 days. You will see instant changes with you dermal filler treatments.
Botox® and Dermal Filler treatments lasts anywhere form 3-6 months. Most patients are coming to see us on this frequency schedule anyways and love the convenience of being able to have their wrinkles fixed or jaw treated at the same time.