Lip Filler | Anti Wrinkle Dermal Fillers | Sydney

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Dentistry is no longer just about teeth and gums. Dr Alps Thakkar routinely performs cancer screenings, measures blood pressure, assess patients for sleep disorders and breathing difficulties, and counsels patients on nutrition and quitting smoking. She realises the importance of adopting a more harmonious and less segmented approach to patient care to achieve the best results.

Through her training, Dr Thakkar has learned to utilise her skills and experience in the dentofacial region to provide patients with safer, more comprehensive care, greater choice and convenience, and can develop more successful and rewarding outcomes for the patient.

Dr Thakkar’s superior knowledge of facial anatomy, practical experience and ability to provide accurate and comfortable injections, make your journey to facial rejuvenation a smooth one in a safe and hygienic clinical environment for both aesthetic and therapeutic needs.

Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable medication that is used as a muscle relaxant. Dr Thakkar utilises this reliable medication in the treatment of any health or aesthetic problem a patient may be experiencing across the facial region.

Indications: Facial Injections

  • Treatment of dynamic lines or wrinkles on the face, which are caused by the action of the muscles of facial expression. These lines artificially age a person and can have a significant impact on their self-esteem. Facial Injections relax the action of the underlying muscles and minimise such resulting lines mainly on the forehead; between the eyes (glabellar region); and around the eyes (crow’s feet), and have been the most common areas treated for aesthetic reasons.


  • The use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder/dysfunction is considered to be ‘off-label’. Bruxism & gummy smiles caused by undesired muscle action can now be managed by simpler and less invasive treatment options like the use of Facial injections.
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are looking for the solution to the following,

  • Reduce visible signs of aging.
  • Reduce joint pain and TMJ.
  • Reduce migraines.
  • Relieve muscle tension.

Facial injection treatment reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. Facial injection treatment is minimally invasive. It’s considered a safe, effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes when performed by a skilled practitioner.

On average, Facial injections can last 3-4 months. However, in some patients, it may last the 4-6 month range or 2-month range. It is also not uncommon for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last a bit longer after the second treatment.

Mild improvements can be experienced a day or two following your treatment, but real relief begins after 7-10 days. This is not a one-time treatment, as its effects will begin to wear off around 8-12 months. This is why multiple treatments may be necessary so relief from TMD symptoms remains uninterrupted.

Although Facial injections for TMJ will likely bring you some pain relief, it isn’t the best treatment option because it’s not addressing the underlying cause of your pain. If you suffer from TMJ pain or frequent headaches, this treatment can bring you temporary pain relief for a few months after which the treatment will need to be redone.

When the facial injection is properly placed in the masseter muscles, it will not affect your smile. The muscles that give you facial expressions are innervated by a different nerve.

Facial injection treatment for TMJ therapy will not affect any other areas of your body. The injections are primarily in the frontalis, temporalis, and masseter muscles to relax them.

Facial injections are primarily cosmetic, which makes them ineligible for insurance coverage. As the use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder/dysfunction is considered to be ‘off-label’, it is unlikely insurance would cover it.

Avoid strenuous exercise and excessive heat (Hot yoga, sauna and likes) for the first 24 hours.

Like any medical procedure, there is a slim chance of risk or complications. If the dosage of Botulinum toxin injected into the masseter muscles is too large, there may be a weakness in the muscle or difficulty in chewing. However, such a risk of masseter botox going wrong and affecting bite or chewing, in reality, is very low.

For TMJ Pain Relief, Reducing stress is the key.
Also, try and maintain the resting position of your jaw, watch your posture, exercise your jaw, take notice of bad habits, avoid certain activities and foods and get a good night’s sleep.
A hot or cold compress can also provide some pain relief.
Occlusal Splints or custom-made Night Guards can also provide some pain management.

When botulinum toxin is injected directly into the masseter muscle, it weakens the muscle enough to stop the habitual grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw.

If adverse reactions were to occur, they occur within the first week following facial injection, while generally transient, they may have a duration of several months or longer. Some of the common side effects are localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, erythema, bleeding, and bruising.

If you stop facial injection treatments after many years of regular injections, the main effect will be that your wrinkles will return.

Costs typically are based on how many areas are treated, the location of treatment, and the type of medical professional giving the injections. Dr Thakkar can provide you with a customised quote when you inquire.

Preventative facial injections can be the solution if you want to prevent the earliest fine lines from becoming full-blown wrinkles. Facial injections are approved for patients who are 18 years. Most of Dr Thakkar’s patients are in their mid to late 20s and early 30s for starting preventative Botox treatment.

Dermal fillers are just as effective, the results can last a bit longer, sometimes more than a year. However, the duration of the effects of dermal fillers still varies mostly on the type of filler used.

It is one of the most common misconceptions about facial injections that they will make the patient appear frozen, plastic, or overly tight. Dr Thakkar aims to provide enhancements that can look exceptionally natural, discuss your preference during your consultation appointment.

Facial injections pain feels like a little pinch, however, Dr Thakkar uses a topical anesthetic, before every facial injection procedure, so it can be virtually painless, and you may not even notice when they happen.

Some of the possible side effects or complications of facial injections include: pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site.
However, if you notice any muscle weakness, vision problems, trouble speaking or swallowing or breathing problems hours to weeks after receiving treatment then call Dr Thakkar right away.

Facial injection treatment should not be used if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease.

Do Not Drink Alcohol for One Week Before your treatment appointment.
Don’t Take Anti-Inflammatory Medications during the week before your treatment appointment
Avoid Foods That Contain Garlic, fish oil or blood thinners.
Do not apply Makeup on the day of your treatment appointment
Use a Gentle Facial Cleanser for a week before and after your treatment appointment.

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