Botox and Cosmetics
Dr. Kristen has had over 95 hours of hands-on continuing education through the Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) and is considered a “master injector” completing the advanced level courses in Botox, Dermal Filler, and PDO threads. Most patients associate botulinum toxin (Botox) with the treatment of wrinkles, but it also has many therapeutic properties including the treatment of blepharospasm, temporomandibular disorders, neck contracture and migraines, to name a few. Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles, causing them to relax. It binds to nerve terminals and prevents the release of acetylcholine and release of inflammatory mediators including substance P and glutamine. Dr. Kristen can treat TMJ by injecting into the muscles associated with clenching and grinding (decreasing tooth fracture). She regularly treats the “elevens” and giving a patient a natural “eye brow raise” along with the forehead (frontalis) and “crows-feet” around the eyes. Reducing the “Gummy” appearance of smiles are also one of Dr. Kristen’s passions. Botox takes up to 10 days for full effect after the injections and lasts for 3-6 months. Dr. Kristen recommends a complimentary consultation appointment to discuss patient goals prior to the treatment. Call today!