There’s nothing like healthy, youthful-looking skin to brighten up your smile.

Our qualified Bacchus Marsh dentists are trained to enhance your smile through dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxant treatments.

Facial injectable treatments such as dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxants are the perfect accompaniment to patients who’ve undergone other cosmetic dentistry treatments.

As we age, the body’s production of collagen decreases, frown and smile lines become more prominent, and fat deposits redistribute around your face. With facial injectable treatments, the lines around your eyes, nose and mouth are softened, and your face is given a fuller, more youthful appearance that gives your new smile the frame it deserves.

Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxants are predominantly used help to treat signs of ageing and stress like facial lines, sagging cheeks and general skin quality. Overall, they provide a lift to your face, reviving it with a more youthful and toned appearance.

What areas do facial injectables treat?

Some of the specific areas facial injectable treatments are used for include:

  • crow’s feet
  • frown lines
  • forehead lines
  • smile or laugh lines
  • pursed lips
  • face contouring
  • lip enhancement, both volume and definition
  • gummy smile

In addition, wrinkle relaxants are known to be effective therapeutic treatments for jaw joint issues including TMD/TMJ, as well as helping to reduce grinding or clenching teeth.

Both dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers have their own distinct treatment advantages.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler treatment aims to “fill out” and smooth away lines and wrinkles and add volume to specific areas of the face like the lips. A key advantage of dermal fillers is the ability to gently shape and add volume to both the lips and their surrounding areas. As our lips lose volume over time, fillers can keep them looking full and plump. Similarly, fillers can restore volume to other areas of the face. As collagen/fat in our face breaks down over time, dermal fillers keep your skin full and supple, avoiding a sunken and wrinkly appearance.

What is involved in the treatment?

At the initial consultation, our dermal filler specialist will assess your facial features and determine the most appropriate treatment plan as well as discuss what your goals are and make sure you understand the implications of dermal filler treatment.

Following the assessment, the treatment can be started immediately. Using a fine needle, small amounts of the treatment gel is injected into the skin, lifting and adding volume to the area.

Typically, dermal filler treatment only takes approximately 30 minutes, however, this will depend on the extent of your treatment and the total number of areas receiving filler. Following the treatment, it is important not to apply pressure or touch the areas treated for at least 6 hours to allow for the filler to settle.

How long will the treatment last?

Often, the results of dermal filler treatment are instantaneous and generally last for 6-12 months. The total length of time will depend on the individual patient’s age and the overall health of their skin. Most patients undergo a repeat or top-up treatment after a year.

Wrinkle Relaxers

Wrinkle relaxants are another great treatment option for reducing wrinkles and unwanted facial lines. Wrinkle relaxants work by relaxing the facial muscles that cause worry and frown lines through repeated contracture. The relaxants prevent muscles from contracting, subsequently stopping the skin from crinkling and creating fine lines.

What is involved in the treatment?

Just like dermal fillers, our wrinkle relaxant specialist will undertake a detailed assessment of your aesthetic goals and walk you through the most appropriate treatment plan. The procedure can be started shortly thereafter, and only takes about 10-20 minutes depending on the extensiveness of the treatment, with a small number of injections using the wrinkle relaxant solution is injected into the treatment areas.

How long will the treatment last?

In general, the effects of wrinkle relaxant treatment take between 2-14 days to show visible signs of changes. Post-treatment, there may be some initial bruising as a result of the injections, this will subside, with the treatment lasting between 3-6 months depending on the individual patient.

Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxants at Main Street Dental

At Main Street Dental, we know that your smile doesn’t end with your teeth. Our dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxer treatments are designed to improve your overall facial aesthetic and provide patients with beautiful, natural-looking results

If you have any further questions about facial injectable treatments that we provide, or wish to make a booking for dermal filler or wrinkle relaxant treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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