& Dermal Fillers
Creating A Beautiful Smile Is Only The First Step
The ups and downs of life can slowly start to have an effect on our skin and appearance as the laughter and frown lines become etched into our skin. This often means that treating ourselves to a smile makeover involves more than just making modifications to the shape and colour of our teeth.
Anti-wrinkle injections: Anti-wrinkle injectables are used to soften or disappear frown lines and crows’ feet. Another use is to suppress overactive muscles which lead to gummy smiles. They can also be used to relax overactive muscles, such as the masseter muscle (your jaw muscle), if you suffer pain due to teeth grinding.
Dermal fillers: As we get older, our skin and lips becomes thinner because we have less collagen and elastin. Dermal fillers are used to add volume and to recontour areas of your face where the skin has lost flexibility.
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are a common treatment performed nowadays by many industries. Most people wouldn’t consider their dentist as their choice of cosmetic injector, but there are many reasons why a well-trained dentist in this field should be your first choice:
- Dentists are perfectionists and have an eye for detail. Dentists are trained to look beyond the teeth and at the whole face when assessing a patient’s smile. They therefore have a very aesthetic eye and are highly trained to achieve symmetry and optimal aesthetic outcomes.
- Dentists are experts in head and neck anatomy. That is literally what they studied for many years at uni. They are used to working with the muscles of the face and hence masking those wrinkles caused by excessive muscle movement.
- Dentists give injections everyday. Dentists are highly skilled in giving injections around the face which will make it a painless experience.
- Convenience and discretion. Everyone is very busy and time-poor these days so it makes sense to combine your regular Active Maintenance appointment with your injectables appointment. Nobody will even know you have had your injectable top-up!