What are Facial Injectables?
Facial wrinkles and lines can be reduced with cosmetic injections into the skin. The two main types of injectable substances used are botulinum toxin type A (which relaxes the facial muscles that cause the lines) and dermal fillers (which plump out the wrinkles).
One of the reasons facial injectables have become so popular is that they tend to be quicker and more affordable than some of the more extensive cosmetic procedures, which sometimes involve surgery and/or longer recovery periods.
Facial injectables at our practice
Dr Etcell has had extensive training by the Australian Association of Dento-Facial Aesthetics, because he wants to offer his patients a ‘complete’ Dental aesthetic result that the patients would love. Apart from being able to provide a really beautiful smile of nice white teeth, we can also ‘frame’ the teeth with beautiful lips and help to remove or decrease facial lines to help maintain a youthful , healthy smile and expression.
The injectable is used to relax muscles. Dentists are able to use this reliable medication in the treatment of any health or aesthetic problem a patient may be experiencing across the facial and neck areas.
Botox injections relax the muscles under the surface, and help to fade the hyperdynamic lines in the skin caused by muscles that are not fully relaxed. These hyperdynamic lines tend to deteriorate the skin, appear to ‘age’ the person, and certainly decrease their self esteem.
Traditionally, lines appearing on the forehead, between the eyes, (frown lines), around the eyes, (crow’s feet), and ‘bunny lines’, across the bridge of the nose, are the most common areas to be treated for aesthetic reasons. But new uses for this remarkable medication have expanded to include other uses that are vitally important to Dentists.
The treatment of headaches, or facial pain, through treatment of Temporomandibular disorders, (TMD), Tooth grinding (or Bruxism), ‘Gummy smiles’, where too much gums are shown when smiling, or indeed where one side of the lip does not rise as much as the other side, giving a lop-sided smile. These problems are easily solved with a less invasive method, like facial injectables.
3 Reasons why a Dentist is most qualified to complete my facial injectables
- Dentists are head and neck experts. An understanding of facial anatomy is second nature to the dentist – this can’t be said for all professionals. A dentist can discuss all of your facial aesthetic concerns, including your smile, teeth, wrinkles and lines. Addressing all of these together will result in the best outcome for the patient.
- Dentists perform injections every day, they are experts in this. They are also able to give you local anaesthetic injections if required to make you more comfortable during your treatment.
- Dentists work in a suitable clinical environment, always using sterile ‘one use only’ equipment. A dental practice has the highest standards of hygiene and sterilisation to minimise the risks of cross-infection.