About Injectable Fillers
Helping patients look and feel their absolute best through exceptional dental care means everything to us here at LifeTime Smiles of OC. As part of our commitment to providing comprehensive services, Dr. Kareem Abraham and our team are pleased to offer facial injectables to complement your smile and boost your self-confidence. Dr. Abraham is highly skilled in administering Juvéderm dermal fillers and BOTOX in precise locations to help temporarily restore loss of volume in the face and smooth the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. He has also found success in utilizing BOTOX to treat chronic cases of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and relieve the debilitating symptoms of migraine headaches. Whether you wish to turn back the hands of time by enhancing your appearance or are searching for pain relief, we invite you to contact our Santa Ana, CA practice for a consultation. Our injectable services might be the perfect complement to a smile makeover or to further optimize your treatment results.
Types of Injectables
Dr. Abraham is highly trained and skilled in administering the following injectable solutions:
BOTOX: As one of the most common injectables in use today, BOTOX blocks muscle contractions to help relax the appearance of forehead wrinkles, brow lines (glabellar area), and Crow's feet around the corner of the eyes. BOTOX has also proven to effectively manage TMJ pain and minimize symptoms of migraines in a number of patients.
Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella®: The nonsurgical lip augmentation solutions known as Juvéderm Ultra XC and Volbella are injectable gels administered into the lips to create fuller, plumper lips and reduce the look of fine lines surrounding the mouth.
Juvéderm Vollure™: This HA (hyaluronic acid) dermal filler is used to soften nasolabial folds (laugh lines) for a more supple, youthful facial appearance.
"Dr. Abraham and his staff are great! Not only have they seen me, but our three kids (ages 8,8 & 9, yes twins) and our grandma. We've all seen dentists that are highly recommended, from Corona Del Mar to San Jose as we use to live in Silicon Valley, but I can honestly say that Sr.Abraham and his staff (from dental hygienists, front office staff to the Doc himself) are the best I've seen. They are obviously a for profit business, but they go out of their way to make sure you get more value than what you would ever expect. Dr.Kareem is above all, concerned with the overall health of our entire family. He does things like screen his patients for different issues, as a precaution and doesn't charge extra, just to make sure he has a good overall picture of your health and that you're well informed. I think the biggest thing though is everyone in our family likes going to the dentist because it's always a good experience. The doc is wonderful with our kids and they really like him. They've never complained of anything and that's great! I just recently found out that Dr.Kareem was listed as OC's top 10 doctors in Orange Coast magazine and he didn't pay them a dime, it was a total surprise to him."- S.B. / Yelp / Mar 20, 2019
"So happy Dr. Abraham and his team were able to squeeze me in for a last minute root canal. They did such a great job! Ana and Dr. Abraham explained everything they we're doing and walked me though the whole process. It was pretty quick, painless and everything ran smoothly. I definitely recommend the LifeTime Smiles if OC team!"- N.P. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2020
"The staff is AMAZING! I had a dental emergency while on vacation and as soon as I got back they worked me in immediately. Dr Abraham did an awesome job and throughout the procedure he made sure I was comfortable as well as informed with what he was doing. His assistant Ana was just as amazing with her kindness, patience, and knowledge. You can’t even tell part of my front tooth was missing, I can’t thank them enough!! 10/10 would recommend for any procedure for any age!"- B.T. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"I've been coming here for a few years now and I will say it is, by far, the best experience I've had at a dentist's office. Super friendly staff and amazing dental work."- S.G. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Very welcoming!"- L.R. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
You may be a great candidate for injectable fillers if you are seeking a nonsurgical alternative to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. These concerns may include loss of facial volume and vertical lines between the brow, forehead lines, Crow's feet around the eyes, laugh lines (between the nose and mouth), and thin or flat lips. While BOTOX is an effective option for diminishing the appearance of facial wrinkles, it has also provided relief from migraine headaches, TMJ pain, and tension in the face and jaw from bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching). In some cases, dermal fillers can help enhance the fit of denture appliances, minimize the appearance of a high lip line, and bring greater symmetry to the smile. Dr. Abraham has a profound knowledge of the muscles that facilitate oral function and may incorporate injectable solutions into treatment to improve overall comfort in addition to aesthetic enhancements.
During your consultation, Dr. Abraham will talk with you about your cosmetic concerns or symptoms and help you determine the ideal solution for achieving your goals. He will also plan your treatment and determine the exact locations where the filler or wrinkle relaxer should be placed. As a skilled dentist, Dr. Abraham is extremely familiar with administering injections and places Juvéderm for aesthetics and BOTOX for TMJ, migraines, and wrinkle treatments in the most comfortable and effective manner possible.
What to Expect
Facial injectables are placed within the comfort of our state-of-the-art treatment rooms and generally take less than 15 minutes to administer. Though you may experience slight bruising or swelling around the injection sites, these symptoms should subside within a few days. BOTOX and Juvéderm typically carry little downtime, if any, and the results of these treatments may be noticeable shortly after your visit. Results may last for up to four months with BOTOX and between 4 – 6 months with Juvéderm dermal fillers. Dr. Abraham can help you determine if touch-up sessions may be needed to maintain your treatment outcomes.
The use of dermal fillers and injectables are largely aesthetic-based. In some instances, such as when using BOTOX for migraines or TMJ pain, a portion of the treatment may be covered by insurance. Our team at LifeTime Smiles of OC will work closely with you to find a convenient payment solution that helps you achieve your oral health and cosmetic goals.
Plan Your Procedure
Cosmetic and Comfort Enhancement
Wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers are common nonsurgical solutions for temporarily combating the signs of aging and attaining a more youthful facial appeal. At LifeTime Smiles of OC, Dr. Abraham offers Juvéderm dermal fillers and BOTOX to enhance cosmetic appearance. He also uses BOTOX to successfully alleviate TMJ pain and migraine discomfort in patients suffering from these conditions. To learn if one of these options may be right for you, please contact our Santa Ana, CA dental practice and reserve your visit today.