Dr. Banks’ experience with Botox® began in the mid 1990’s while working with patients with various temporomandibular joint problems. “In those days, Botox® was not really given for cosmetic purposes, but to relax the tight chewing muscles to provide relief for patients with certain TMJ problems”, she says. Fast forward to the present day, with the significant advances in non- surgical treatments for esthetic facial concerns, surgical modalities are now considered for some practitioners to be the “last resort” for treating the ageing face.
Dr. Banks is part of a team of oral and maxillofacial surgery specialists who conceived and delivered a series of State Board of Dentistry approved educational courses for other practitioners on the safe and effective delivery of injectable pharmacologic agents.
Dr. Banks provides Botox® treatments, as well as a whole array of Allergan® brand injectable fillers. A combination of these products can produce a lifting and smoothing appearance of the face. According to Dr. Banks, The upper facial rejuvenation procedure using Boxox® alone or in combination with Voluma XC® to correct lost volume in the maxillofacial region of the cheeks, Volbella XC® to plump the lips and reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth, injections of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC plus® to reduce the appearance of the nasolabial folds (marionette lines) around the mouth and nose are the most common services sought by patients. The newest Allergan® product, Vollure XC®, is a versatile formulation that adds subtle volume for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. According to Dr. Banks, this second generation dermal filler has truly unique qualities, making it a very effective product with results lasting about eighteen months in many patients.
In addition to Botox® and the entire line up of Allergan® dermal fillers, Dr. Banks offers treatments with Kybella®, a revolutionary product for treatment of submental fullness. “This product is really amazing. It contains a powerful plant derived substance that breaks down fat cells, and they are gone for good!, she states. The treatments are given in a series of three to five sessions and the results are permanent. “This product has completely replaced surgical liposuction in the area under the chin”, says Dr. Banks.
If you look in the mirror, and see that you appear tired, or wrinkled, make an appointment with Dr. Banks to see what these products can do for you. Time to put your best face forward!