Botox, Fillers, & Lasers
Aging is a privilege which includes experiencing many happy years. The changes that you encounter doesn’t have to encompass unwanted wrinkles, lines or sagging and dull skin. Your face may not reflect the youthfulness and vibrance you feel inside.
At Cherry Creek Dentistry, we are pleased to offer a range of facial aesthetic services designed to rejuvenate the way you look and feel about yourself.
Dr. Olinga Hargreaves has extensive training in anti- aging as well as “golden proportion" or how to create harmony between the teeth and facial features. She is our resident injector and laser specialist and was recruited by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to travel nationally and teach other dentists, physicians, and nurses on injectables and skin care.
For more information about our range of facial aesthetic services, please call Cherry Creek Dentistry at (303)758-7676. Dr. Olinga Hargreaves welcomes patients throughout Metro Denver.
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Why Go to the Dentist for Facial Rejuvenation?
Aesthetic services that don’t require surgery or significant downtime are booming in popularity. Since facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry really go hand-in-hand and dentists are highly trained in the head and neck anatomy- we are the perfect place to accommodate your facial esthetic needs.
- Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with improving the way your smile looks
- The field of aesthetics is dedicated to improving the appearance of your skin and facial features
- Therefore, a cosmetic dentist who performs facial rejuvenation procedures takes into account both your smile and your overall facial appearance
Aging is a complex process that can impact the teeth and gums, plus all areas of the face. Issues such as tooth failure and tooth loss that commonly occur with age may be compounded by cosmetic concerns such as sagging of the jaw, sunken cheeks, and more.
Our mission at Cherry Creek Dentistry is to provide patients with comprehensive treatment options. By combining the naturally complementary principles of cosmetic dentistry and cosmetic care for the face, we are able to help patients achieve a younger look through multifaceted rejuvenation solutions.
The following services can be performed on their own, or as part of a comprehensive smile makeover.
One of if not the most popular aesthetic injections in the world, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator. It is designed to temporarily weaken the muscles that cause wrinkles, to give a more youthful results.
Many lines and wrinkles form on the face as a result of everyday aging. By arresting muscle contractions, BOTOX® Cosmetic smoothes frequent problem areas like:
- Wrinkles on the forehead
- Brow furrows
- Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
- Perioral lines that form along the lips (a.k.a., “smoker’s lines”)
- Marionette lines (occurring from the corners of the mouth)
BOTOX® Cosmetic is also effective at treating a “gummy smile.” Precision injections around the mouth can reduce the elevation of the upper lip, resulting in greater balance between the smile line and the gum line.
In addition to addressing a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, BOTOX® is also effective for therapeutic purposes like teeth grinding and clenching of the jaw. Neuromodular injections relax overactive muscles and may provide relief from headaches, jaw pain, TMJ dysfunction, and more.
When choosing a BOTOX® Cosmetic provider, it is important to choose someone who not only has extensive experience with the injectable, but understands how it affects facial anatomy. Before performing treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Hargreaves will take into account both your appearance and the function of muscles that control your smile and other areas of the face.
Another popular cosmetic injectable, Juvederm is a dermal filler. Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic, which alleviates wrinkles and lines by relaxing the muscles, Juvederm reverses signs of aging by correcting volume loss in the face.
Juvederm injections comprise a smooth gel that is administered to plump folds and lines. It is effective in trouble spots like the nasolabial folds (a.k.a., “laugh lines” or “smile lines” from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth) and to address thinning lips.
Another application for Juvederm that a dentist is especially well-situated to provide: combating dark triangles between teeth.
As we age, undergo certain dental treatments, or experience oral health issues, gum tissue may recede or the teeth may change position. These changes leave empty spaces in the smile that can be hard to overlook.
Filler treatment with Juvederm restores volume to the gums, which can fill in the triangular spaces. Closing these gaps improves the appearance of your smile.
One of the many members of the Juvederm collection of fillers, Juvederm Voluma is specially designed to restore volume to the cheeks. It also has the distinction of being the longest-lasting filler currently available, with results persisting for up to 2 years.
The cheeks form the majority of the border around the mouth. As such, cheek augmentation can enhance the benefits of cosmetic dental care.
Our dentists have extensive training in the “golden proportion,” or how to create harmony between the teeth and the facial features. The proportion is different for every patient based on the size and shape of their face, as well as their smile.
In dentistry, the most common use of laser technology is for soft tissue. Cherry Creek Dentistry does use state-of-the-art lasers for diagnosis of dental issues, as well as treatment of gum disease and correction of a gummy smile. In addition, our facial aesthetics services include a sophisticated Viora laser with multiple modalities for skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and more.
Options for laser skin treatment with Viora include:
- Radiofrequency (RF) for skin tightening and contouring
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) for acne, hyperpigmentation, blotches, hair removal, and broken blood vessels
- Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser for more aggressive skin rejuvenation and hair removal, as well as treatment of vascular lesions
Your skin may appear red or pink after laser skin treatment, but it will not be obvious that you had the work done. Most patients see final results after six to eight treatment sessions.
We offer lunchtime packages on laser facial services to help you fit the multiple sessions into your busy schedule.
As with the injectable and filler treatments above, Dr. Olinga Hargreaves personally performs all of our aesthetic laser procedures. Your initial consultation is an opportunity to get to know Dr. Hargreaves and determine the laser modality that is right for treating your skin and improving your complexion.
One of the most common – and the most dreaded – skin conditions, acne is a common stumbling block to your ideal appearance. Traditional treatment often requires unpleasant topical medications and/or pricey prescription drugs.
Thankfully, Dr. Hargreaves offers an alternative acne treatment with Viora’s IPL technology.
The pulsed light destroys the bacteria in the skin responsible for acne outbreaks. Dr. Hargreaves can adjust the wavelengths, pulse duration, and more for optimal comfort and results.
IPL for acne is non-invasive. You may experience some redness or swelling at the treatment site, but the pulsed light will not cause scarring or other long-term side effects.
Better, healthier skin that complements your overall appearance does not begin or end with an appointment at Cherry Creek Dentistry. Youthful skin requires consistent maintenance. You can find a dizzying array of skincare items at local stores, but professional products tend to deliver superior, more reliable results.
Cherry Creek Dentistry is proud to carry Obagi skin care products, with choices including:
- Retin-A creams
- Vitamin C serums
We are also proud to carry products like the high-mineral content makeup from the Denver-based Glo Skin Beauty.
Why Choose Cherry Creek Dentistry for Facial Aesthetics
You probably see ads for BOTOX® Cosmetic and other aesthetic treatments all the time. Although providers are easy to find, they are not all the same.
One of the biggest compliments our clients give us is that they get treated by the same provider each time, creating a consistent experience and results.
When you schedule an appointment for a facial aesthetic treatment, you always work with the same person: Dr. Olinga Hargreaves.
Dr. Hargreaves has completed extensive training in BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvederm, and Juvederm Voluma, as well as the latest in laser technology. She consistently pursues continuing education and hones her skills in the ever-evolving realm of facial aesthetics to provide the best care possible.
Schedule Your Facial Rejuvenation Consultation Today
Cherry Creek Dentistry is a boutique practice committed to your comfort and collaborating with you to identify comprehensive solutions. If you want to achieve your ideal smile, rejuvenating your face is a logical complement to help you attain the best outcome.
Learn how our facial aesthetic services can complement cosmetic and restorative dentistry to provide a comprehensive upgrade for your appearance. Contact Cherry Creek Dentistry by calling (303) 758-7676 today. Dr. Hargreaves welcomes patients throughout Metro Denver.