If you are thinking of improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry and would like to add a finishing touch on your new look, Hornsby dentists Dr Ben Dunster and Dr Clint Hazell offer a solution to soften or eliminate fine to moderate wrinkles with injectables, which work by relaxing the muscles that cause them to develop.
How Wrinkles Develop
Wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process as collagen production decreases with age. Constant habitual expressions, such as squinting, smiling, frowning and concentrating all contribute to wrinkle development. Screen time, such as SmartPhone and computer use has also added to the problem of premature ageing.
No Worries about Frozen Face
What you might have heard about anti-wrinkle injections freezing facial expressions is simply false when the medication is administered by skilled practitioners with an intimate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the face and head.
Dentists are excellent candidates for these types of procedures since their educations focus on this area in depth.
We will start by organising a conservative treatment regimen and making adjustments once you see and feel the initial results. When you are in the chair, we will ask you to make a series of expressions to accentuate wrinkles and identify the areas that could benefit from treatment. We will mark the areas and gently treat them with a medication designed to help those muscles relax over time.
Most patients see some results in a few days, with the medication reaching its maximum potency and effectiveness after about two weeks.
Here are some of the conditions anti-wrinkle injections address:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Laugh lines
- Marionette lines
- Forehead furrows
- Squint lines
- Spasms in the eye area
- Smoking lines
You will have no downtime after treatment and can typically pop in during your daily schedule and then get back to work straight away. You should avoid intense exercise or lying down for a few hours after treatment to keep the medication in the most beneficial areas for as long as possible.
Results You Can See and Feel
Once the medication takes effect, it gently relaxes muscles that commonly cause wrinkles, giving your face a smoother appearance. When the muscles relax, the overlying skin will begin to relax as well, much like linens that are allowed to lie flat rather than bunched up in a laundry bin.
You will retain the ability to laugh, smile and express yourself; your muscles will just be more relaxed. Many patients even report feeling relief from facial tension as their muscles grow accustomed to treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injections are not a permanent solution. Re-treatment will be required to maintain your smoother, more youthful appearance. In most cases, each round of injections will provide relief for about 3 to 6 months. At that point, you can arrange a follow-up visit to continue enjoying your results.
Would You Like to Learn More?
We welcome you to contact our Hornsby dental clinic to discuss the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections.