Cosmetic Injectables

Cosmetic Injectables

In our practice we only look to enhance your natural features, not distort them. This can only be done in a case-by-case basis. As what works for one person may not be appropriate for another. All relevant factors to your unique situation will be assessed during your cosmetic consultation.

Cosmetic Injectables

Botox and muscle relaxing injections are not a tooth colored aesthetic restoration, so tend to look less appealing.

Why do dentists use Botox and other muscle relaxing injections?

Botulinum A toxin has a long history in dentistry of being used to help patients manage bruxism (tooth grinding) and improve the aesthetics of a 'gummy smile'. Many patients have begun to seek out these muscle relaxing injections from our practice for the following reasons:

  • We deal exclusively with the head and neck. Our knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck, particularly the muscles of facial expression and mastication is second to none.
  • Or understanding of facial aesthetics is not 'skin deep' but rather is a profound understanding of the interplay between the muscles of facial expression, the role of hard (bone & teeth) and soft tissues (skin, subcutaneous fat, and muscles) play in facial aesthetics.
  • All procedures are completed in our infection controlled operatories.
  • Convenience of having aesthetic/functional botulinum toxin completed with regular dental check-up or other treatment.
  • Slow and painless injection techniques.
  • We review our patients to ensure that the optimal results are achieved.

How does it work?

These products work by temporarily blocking the pre-synaptic receptors required for muscular contraction. This causes a temporary paralysis of the targeted muscle or muscles. The duration of effect normally ranges from between 2-4 months, although this varies between individuals.

Dermal fillers

What are they?
These products are cross-linked Hyaluronic acid fillers and are used in dentistry to enhance the natural anatomy or replacing lost tissue volume. This process involves the placement of the chosen product into the tissues on the correct orientation and depth. While these procedures have developed a reputation for being quite painful, we use appropriate anesthetic to ensure that any discomfort is negated.

Why dentists use dermal fillers?
Dentists are in a unique position to use dermal fillers. Our dentist has a deep understanding of the tissues of the head and neck and changes which occur to these structures. As such he is aware that facial aesthetics are the result of the multifactorial interplay between; oral hygiene, the dentition (teeth), hard tissue profile (facial skeleton), soft tissue profile, and overall skin health. It is this understanding that allows him to prescribe a course of treatment in which facial aesthetics are treated holistically.

Why would I want dermal filler treatments?

The skin and aesthetic facial features change over the course of your life. There is marked changes in skin texture, tone, and loss of soft tissue volume.

The volume of the facial tissues slowly diminishes over time as a part of the aging process. This is commonly seen in the loss of definition of the border of the lips and the down turned corners of the mouth. Other noticeable changes which are often noted are the development of deep naso-labial folds and Marionette lines.
In some cases dentists are able to use dermal fillers to help reduce the presence of interproximal windows. Interproximal windows are the black triangles which form between the teeth as a result of receding gums.

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