SOURCE: Dr. Melani Kapetanakos

January 10, 2013 05:01 ET

New York Dentist Offers More Ways to Rejuvenate Facial Aesthetics

Dr. Melani Kapetanakos Obtains Injectables Certification at Her Bayside Dental Practice

BAYSIDE, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) -  Dr. Melani Kapetanakos, a Queens dentist, knows her patients value their appearance, which is why she has expanded the offerings of her Bayside practice. In addition to providing state-of-the-art aesthetic, general, and restorative dentistry procedures, Dr. Kapetanakos now also provides the latest in injectable facial rejuvenation. These injectables help to eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles and augment areas of the face such as the lips and cheeks, producing a more contoured, youthful aesthetic.

At her practice, Dr. Kapetanakos now offers three varieties of injectables:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic: BOTOX® Injections have proven to be one of the most popular and effective injectable rejuvenation treatments. Signs of aging in the face including frown lines, forehead creases, and crow's feet can be smoothed out for a more youthful appearance with BOTOX® injections. The injectable is ideal for patients who desire a more subtle facial rejuvenation than more invasive plastic surgery procedures.
  • Restylane®: Restylane® is a dermal filler that is quickly growing in popularity. In addition to smoothing out creases and wrinkles around the mouth, the forehead, cheeks, and chin, Restylane® can add volume to the lips for a more sensual, youthful appearance. Because Restylane® is made from a natural human substance, it requires no allergy testing.
  • Juvéderm™: Juvéderm™ is designed to add volume to facial features and smooth out signs of age while providing long-lasting results. Composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the human body, Juvéderm™ targets specific areas of the face for renewal.

Dr. Kapetanakos says patients should expect little to no downtime after injectable facial rejuvenation treatments. While some swelling may occur around the injection site, this swelling typically dissipates soon after treatment. Dr. Kapetanakos discusses every aspect of each procedure with her patients at their initial consultation, including risks, benefits, and alternatives. Her aim is to help patients at her Queens dentistry practice decide which injectable treatment will best meet their individual goals. She believes that injectable facial rejuvenation treatments can be an excellent complement to a number of aesthetic dentistry procedures, such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, or teeth whitening.

About Melani Kapetanakos, DDS
Dr. Melani Kapetanakos is a graduate of New York University, where she earned her medical degree. She later completed a one-year general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital before attending New York University's post-graduate program for advanced education in prosthodontics. Afterward, Dr. Kapetanakos expanded her expertise in the field of Aesthetic Dentistry and Veneers at the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Queens County Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Hellenic Dental Association of New York.

To contact Dr. Melani Kapetanakos's practice, visit their website at or call 718-428-7474. The practice's office is located at 38-39 Bell Blvd., Suite 250, Bayside, NY 11361. The practice's Facebook page can be found at

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