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
"The best dentist in Orange County. I have been visiting this office for years now. The staff are courteous and professional, they know who you are and are happy to see you. They provide excellent care and attention with the newest equipment and techniques. MOST IMPORTANTLY you will not feel a thing when they are working on your teeth. They are incredibly gentle while they work. I recently had a filling and the procedure was over before I even knew it. When I say that I didn’t feel a thing I mean that I did not feel even the slightest pinch, pressure, or discomfort. I was incredibly impressed and can not speak well enough about this office."- A.S. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"We are so thankful we met Dr.Abraham!Our first appointment was our family of four.Luckily they had kids center filled with legos( mind you before this whole COVID craziness happened) where they were able to enjoy legos and watch a movie while my husband and I got our cleaning. I couldn’t believe how sweet and loving all the girls were! I can’t remember all the names but Ms.Anna entertained the girls while Chelsea literally heated up an organic cheese pizza for my girls to eat while we finished! Not only was customer service on point but the actual dental work that needed to be done was finished professionally! Luckily my husband just needed cleaning. But I had some work done including a root canal where I was taken to Dr.Bijan for my root canal In which he did a n awesome job! Didn’t feel a thing with the gentle wave tech! So thank Dr.Abraham for sending me to Dr.Bijan and back to get my perfectly shaped crown that was assisted with Mariah. Did I mention you can get the rhinestones here that have been going In style! Ask Mariah for details! Again, don’t waste your time looking around just check it out! Sorry for novel!"- J.R. / Yelp / Jun 22, 2020
"I have a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in a while and was absolutely amazed at how great his teeth looked. I asked him who his dentist was and I switched immediately to LifeTime Smiles. I am so glad I did. What a great office atmosphere ontop of Dr. Abraham being a great dentist. I believe he takes great care in the wellbeing of my husband and I and our dental needs. I would HIGHLY recommend LifeTime Smiles of OC."- L.B. / Yelp / Jun 10, 2020
"During the COVID-19 pandemic I had a capped tooth that was previously chipped years ago. The cap on the tooth came off leaving me with half a front tooth and no dentist being open to fix it. Luckily through a family member I was able to find Dr. Abraham and see him in less than 24 hours after I chipped my tooth!! Dr. Abraham went above and beyond to see me and fix my tooth, he even apologized for not being able to see me the same day it happened. His office is also extremely helpful and friendly. Anna at the front desk was very welcoming and accommodating. Also, his assistant Mariah was extremely friendly, personable, and helpful. I now will be going Dr. Abraham for all my dental work and will be referring all my family and friends to him."- A.C. / Google / Jun 10, 2020
Injectables Ideal Candidates
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.
Injectables Procedure Technique
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 with Injectables
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.
Injectables Insurance Coverage
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.