The holidays are filled with fun, but along with all the joy, there is undoubtedly lots of stress that comes along with it. One of the biggest, and sometimes most overlooked, symptoms of stress are night-time clenching and teeth grinding. Most of the time, people don’t even realize they’re doing it! It is usually discovered when a partner complains about being kept awake by the noise of teeth gnashing together or when a dentist sees the signs during a dental checkup.
According to the National Health Service, about 6 million people grind their teeth at night – that’s 75 percent of the adult population. Not only does this bad habit cause unpleasant sounds, but it also can make teeth erode, fall out and damage surrounding tissue. This can also result in headaches and pain in the jaw.
Naturally, the jaw muscles react to mental stress by tightening, and since they are the strongest muscle in the body, significant damage can be done. Normally, a person’s upper and lower teeth are in contact for around 20 minutes per day, but people who suffer from clenching and teeth grinding blow that statistic out of proportion: their teeth come into contact as much as 40 minutes every hour. The excessive grinding and clenching can equal out to 250 pounds of pressure on the jaw!
One often overlooked, yet easy solution to this problem is injecting neurotoxins into the jaw – a use popularized by Dr. Graivier to treat people who grind their teeth and have large masseter muscles. When Botox®, Xeomin® or Dysport® is injected into the jaw, it paralyzes the muscle, which decreases its activity. This is argued to be the fastest and most reliable way to get rid of pain caused by clenching and tooth grinding. Over time, this procedure can actually retrain the jaw muscles to stop those unhealthy grinding habits.
Common types of botulinum toxin injections are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. Botox (Allergan), Dysport (Medicis), and Xeomin (Merz) are all injectable neuromodulators, meaning they can temporarily alter the nerve impulses of targeted muscles, therefore reducing or eliminating contraction-induced wrinkles. Each brand has a slightly different formulation of the same substance, but they all work the same way – and are safe for all skin types and skin colors. However, people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any neurological diseases should not use these injectables unless approved by a qualified cosmetic doctor.
Contact The Graivier Center today to schedule your consultation and avoid the unfortunate effects caused by the holiday stress!
The holiday season is filled with friendship, joy and self-consciousness – wait, what? That doesn’t sound right.
That shouldn’t be the case, but for many people, it unfortunately is. With all the holiday parties, family gatherings and Christmas cards, many feel like their imperfections are being put on display. With a sense of sadness and shame, they turn to Photoshop to airbrush out their wrinkles, slim down their waist and polish up their problem areas all with a click of a button. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. What if you could skip Photoshop and restore your confidence in real life? The Graivier Center can help.
The Graivier Center offers numerous services for the entire body, breast and face for both men and women. From treating unsightly veins to reconstructing physical features and more, Dr. Graivier is determined to get you away from Photoshop and back on track to loving yourself. With his expertise and extensive experience, you’ll feel youthful and confident. You may even begin looking forward to the holiday festivities instead of dreading them!
Services for Men and Women
- Facial Fillers
Get rid of those wrinkles, plump those lips, soften facial creases – the list goes on and on! There are a variety of fillers to choose from, they all reduce the appearance of aging, and they’re minimally invasive.
- Jawline Enhancement
Jawline enhancement with Thermi-Tight helps you get a better-balanced face, improve your self-esteem and enhance your profile! Dermal fillers, like Radiesse, Voluma and Sculpta, can be used to contour and correct the chin area as well!
- MicroNeedling Hair Restoration
Over 50 million men in the U.S. alone are affected by premature hair loss, but hair can be restored through this innovative treatment! Anti-oxidants, vitamins and topical hyaluronic acid are painlessly injected into the scalp and allow for new hair growth. Plus, we sell Viviscal too!
- Fat Injections
As you age, your skin starts to sag, and sometimes your face loses some of its contours. To fix this, Dr. Graivier can remove fat from another part of the body through a liposuction technique, harvest the fat and inject it into your face for a more youthful effect.
With the help of The Graivier Center, you may no longer have to face that anxiety accompanied with taking a family picture in front of the Christmas tree. You could walk into a holiday party and focus on making precious memories instead of worrying about your appearance. The holiday season shouldn’t revolve around your self-consciousness. Life is too short to spend this joyous time dwelling on your imperfections.
Place less emphasis on Photoshop, and put more emphasis on you. Contact The Graivier Center today to schedule a consultation.
While some people are born with long-lasting, full, luscious lips, others have the dreaded “thin line.” This is a lip that either disappears when you smile, or losses its fullness and develops wrinkles as you age.
Since we tend to equate youthfulness with full lips, a lip enhancement is a simple procedure to help correct thin lips and recover the shape desired. While most wouldn’t ask for the Kylie Jenner lip, it’s perfectly fine to want a lip pick me up.
As people who have survived skin cancer will tell you, the diagnosis, treatment and uncertainty of it all is one of the hardest things they have ever experienced. While doctors continue to aggressively find cures for the disease, there are some precautions that you can take every day to keep the skin cancer at bay. We interviewed a survivor of non-melanoma skin cancer, Kelly Schmalz Evans, to provide you with an exclusive of her reaction, how she overcame the disease and how her life has changed since the diagnosis.
We’re halfway through summer and the temperatures are heating up. Time to throw your bikini in a bag and hit the beach! Whether you need a quick summer getaway with your hubs, a full-blown family trip, or a girls weekend, these 10 U.S. beach getaways are perfect for getting the beauty of the ocean without needing a passport.
Dr. Graivier is celebrating 25 years of work in plastic surgery. To celebrate his success, he took the time to talk about his career, his achievements and his thoughts on the future.
Enjoy this exclusive interview with Dr. Graivier!
What inspired you to become a plastic surgeon?
Dad bod (n.): a male physique that is relatively slim but not lean or toned. (Urban Dictionary)
Some men have totally mastered the “dad bod” (looking at you Leonardo DiCaprio), and some women totally love it. But, for those of you who miss the chiseled look you had in your youth, there are a few services that can help.
Why take a risk when it comes to your face? Every facial filler and neuromodulator on the market has unique properties. Treatments such as Botox, Xeomin and Dysport and facial and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse or Belotero should only be trusted to qualified, skilled injectors. The Graivier Center is the perfect choice for the discerning patient seeking highly qualified professionals.
Our job at The Graivier Center is to help our patients bring out their natural beauty and strengthen their confidence. When you look good, you feel good! These summer styles accomplish both. Not only will you look dynamite, you’ll be comfortable, too.
Whether you’re hanging out by the pool or traveling around the world, make sure you’re styling with these summer trends.
The Versatility and Power of Fat
Most people have negative emotions associated with the word “fat.” They don’t want to eat it, and they don’t want to carry around excess stores of it on their body. But, an exciting new, cutting-edge technology called Lipogems, will change the way people view fat.
Lipogems is a cutting edge new way of processing fat harvest to take full advantage of the healing and regenerative microenvironment of that fat to address body issues.
It’s that time of year when jeans and pants move to the back of your closet, and skirts, shorts and bathing suits take center stage. You know what that means – it’s time to give your legs the attention they deserve and for you to get ready to show them off.
Follow these easy steps, and your legs will be show stoppers!
February isn’t just for lovers; it’s also a month to show our appreciation for all the people in our lives who make a difference. Dr. Graivier is one of those people. Not only is he an amazing boss, but he has made a significant impact in the lives of many.
We all have that moment where we look in the mirror and wish we could turn back the clock. Sometimes it’s from basking in the glorious sunshine for too long, stressing out over getting the kids to school or lack of beauty rest. Thankfully, technology has provided a way to turn back the clock – injectables.
Can’t make it to our 9th annual Evening of Beauty? Stop by The Graivier Center or call 770-772-0695 to take advantage of our special promotions.
Special pricing is valid for November 1-4, 2016 only. Purchases must be redeemed by December 31, 2017.
Join us for a night of exclusive access at our 9th annual evening of beauty on November 3, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Recovery is the hardest part of any surgery. Taking precautions before the surgery can help minimize the discomfort experienced after the surgery and have you on your way to feeling great!
After consulting with Dr. Graivier and his team for specific instructions, use these steps to help your recovery from surgery be as quick and painless as possible.
You’re only as old as you feel, right? We think it’s important to feel confident and youthful. Unfortunately, your skin tends to agree more with your age than your spirited personality. Luckily, there’s an easy fix to that: Botox. But, don’t be fooled. Botox injections may seem quick and easy, but it’s important to receive the filler from a professional medical center that has trained injectors.
As we age, our faces begin losing the fat directly beneath our skin. Dermal fillers, which are administered with a syringe to the areas a patient desires to correct, have become a popular choice for patients who want to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment is usually painless as most fillers contain lidocaine, and numbing cream may also be used. The Graivier Center offers a variety of dermal fillers some of which include Juvederm, Radiesse and Botox.