The fight to stay young! Forest Edge Dental Care launches medical spa to help curb aging
The desire to look and feel young, and to push back the time of aging as much as possible, has increased dramatically across the country.
This is especially true in Teller County, where a large portion of the population is made up of seniors. In fact, according to a recent report released last week by the state’s Bureau of Demography, Teller County is “baby boomer country,” with this growing troop of seniors (those born between 1946 and 1964 ) and their related health problems, requiring more attention. Although they have more gray hair and wrinkled face lines, baby boomers like to resurrect their youth, or at least feel that way.
A local company responding to this trend is Forest Edge Dental Care in Woodland Park, which recently launched a new Med Spa program. This is the starting phase of further expansion which may eventually result in the addition of a new building, near their current location at Forest Edge Road.
The new services feature state-of-the-art techniques and products, aimed at reversing the signs of aging through the use of a special PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) facial rejuvenation process to rejuvenate aging skin and lifting threads. PDO, a non-surgical face lift treatment. Procedures typically take less than an hour and are performed in an exam room and can be done for all patients.
Additionally, it is much more affordable than more complex facelift surgeries, as no hospital or administrative costs are incurred, nor the need to purchase expensive materials.
Most notably, the end result is that patients may face increasing signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark circles, eyebrow creases, droopy eyebrows, sunken temples, jaw soreness, jaw problems. neck line and much more.
Additionally, these new procedures can help patients deal with common pain that affects their teeth and relieve other injuries.
“We are adding new services,” said Greg Rodriguez, Administrator of Forest Edge Dental Care.
“We are going to serve the people here a lot more. This will allow us to become a one-stop-shop.
With the addition of their PRP and PDO thread facial rejuvenation efforts and other advanced dentistry techniques, the team at Forest Edge hopes to save residents a trip up the cervix for more complex procedures. This is often the case for many dental practices in the Teller County area.
The new procedures, however, open a new path for Forest Edge dental care, involving facial and skin rejuvenation.
“It can cost you years of life,” said Dr. Andrea Montano of Forest Edge Dental Care, who is a big proponent of PRP procedures and “reverse gravity” PDO products. PRP is often used to help athletes fight injuries. They even meet more practical needs, such as toothaches. She studied with Dr. Arun Gaug, a well-known Florida-based dental educator and national surgeon who pioneered many improvements with implants.
“It allows us to do so much more,” said Dr. Montano, who has worked out of Forest Edge Dental Care’s offices in Woodland Park and Cripple Creek since 2019.
How the procedure works
PRP is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is taken and placed in a sterile tube, centrifuged to separate the different blood components. The final plasma from this process is called platelet-rich plasma or PRP.
With PRP therapy, platelets (cells that help tissues heal and grow new cells) are taken from the patient’s blood, which avoids any risk of disease transmission, allergic reaction or rejection.
Experts say this means that PRP therapy can be performed on anyone. The process is also much more natural as products from the patient’s own blood are used. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creates a smoother skin texture and tone. When injected into the skin, the final PRP product contains regenerated tissue.
Dr. Montano sees many possibilities with these new procedures. She cites the fact that PRP products have been used to help injured athletes and allow them to return to play as soon as possible.
Rodriguez emphasized that the new additions to the Med Spa will in no way replace their current dental services. “We are simply offering more services and giving our patients more options,” said the administrator of Forest Edge Dental Care. Forest Edge currently offers a multitude of dental services, ranging from preventive, periodontal and endodontic dentistry to oral surgery and dental implants. They also do teeth whitening, veneers, white fillings, sealants and restorative work.
Forest Edge Dental Care was recently voted one of the best dental practices in the region, according to a Best Of competition, sponsored by TMJ News
Like many dental practices in the area, they have been impacted by the pandemic and have chosen to pursue new areas of health services and facial and skin enhancement.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in the dental field. It also gave us the opportunity to look at other options,” concluded Rodriguez.
For more information on Med Spa services offered by Forest Edge Dental Care or any of their dental programs, call 719-687-6366.