Whilst cosmetic injectables and fillers are not commonly associated with dentistry, there is increased interest in these treatments which can not only provide aesthetic benefits but also treat oral health issues such as bruxism. The team at Sydney Park Dental are highly qualified and experienced in the administration of cosmetic injectables and fillers, and in this blog post we will be sharing some insight into the benefits of these treatments and why it’s worth visiting us for a consultation.
What are cosmetic injectables used for?
Facial beauty enhancement and restoration has grown rapidly in popularity, and cosmetic injectables are a convenient option for improving the appearance of the face and lips. Further to this, dentists use muscle relaxant injections to address issues with teeth grinding/bruxism and clenching. These conditions cause excessive wear on the teeth, along with jaw pain, changes in the appearance of the face and headaches. The masseter muscle plays a key role in jaw movement and chewing, and by injecting a muscle relaxant the strength and activity of the muscle can be reduced. This not only relieves pain but also prevents or reduces grinding and clenching of the teeth and jaw.
Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid based, and they are used to address age-related volume loss. It is normal for natural production of this substance to decline with age, which can lead to structure and volume loss in the skin. Collagen production also declines, which can cause wrinkles and deep folds to appear.
Whether you are looking for a smoother, more youthful appearance or hoping to address some dental issues, botox injections and dermal fillers are worth considering and will provide the following benefits.
- Smooth out wrinkles for a more youthful appearance
- Effective treatment for: Strabismus, blepharospasms and muscle dystonia.
- Reduce the appearance of frown lines around the forehead and eyebrows
Dermal Fillers (injectable hyaluronic acid-based gels)
- Increase the amount of collagen in your skin
- Reduce the appearance of static wrinkles
- Add volume and fullness to the skin
- Lift the corners of the mouth
Why It’s Worth Visiting Your Dentist for Cosmetic Injectables and Fillers
Dentists undergo extensive training and have a deep level of knowledge on oral and facial anatomy, as well as experience in administering pain free injections. With a keen eye for detail and familiarity with facial muscle expression dynamics, you can rest assured that your dentist can administer cosmetic injectables safely and effectively to achieve realistic and natural results. Another benefit of visiting your dentist is that you will already have a familiar relationship with them, saving you having to find another professional with whom you have no experience.
Who can get facial injections?
Cosmetic injectables are safe and effective for most people over 18 years of age. During your consultation, your medical history will be reviewed, and your desired results will be ascertained. People who may not be suitable for injectables include:
- Those with a sensitivity to Botulinum toxin A or other ingredients
- Those with coagulation disorders (due to the risk of bruising)
- Those with neuropathic issues
How long do the results last?
You should notice a significant improvement immediately following treatment and results typically last around two years. Many people opt for dermal fillers to complement cosmetic dental treatments such as smile makeovers, teeth whitening, veneers and implants to correct any fine lines or wrinkles which are present around the mouth.
Book an Appointment for Cosmetic Injectables and Fillers at Sydney Park Dental
Looking to turn back the clock and feel proud about your smile? Contact Sydney Park Dental on 02 8084 7170 to book an appointment for cosmetic injections and non-surgical treatments. We look forward to seeing you at our Erskineville dental clinic soon.