If you’re looking for a more smooth and rejuvenated appearance without the need for surgery or expensive anti-aging treatments, you may have explored the idea of cosmetic injectables.
Collectively cosmetic injectables are a two prong approach; one prong is wrinkle relaxers and the second prong is dermal fillers. Together they help provide a fresh and radiant appearance in the face.
Regularly practised within the dental industry, cosmetic injectables are used for a broad range of reasons and can help to restore volume and smooth out lines, promoting a more youthful appearance around the lips, face and dental implants.
Dermal fillers are approved by The Dental Board of Australia and commonly used in a wide variety of medical procedures as well as in facial aesthetic dentistry treatment.
Why consider cosmetic injectables?
As we age, our body changes and the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in our body which give our skin its support and suppleness all start to decrease. This results in a sagging and flattening of facial features. This sagging and changes in skin elasticity, as well as an increase in muscle activity can make your face appear more aged than it really is. Some examples are grooves and lines on the face, flat thin lips, poorly defined jaw line and a fold between your nose and your cheek.
Cosmetic injectables work to reverse these signs of ageing and promote a rejuvenated appearance by supporting the skin.
How do cosmetic injectables work?
1. Wrinkle relaxers work by relaxing facial muscles and reducing the appearance of fine lines. You are still able to move your face if you have wrinkle relaxers! The effects set in a few days after your injections and last 3-6 months. Some really great applications for wrinkle relaxers is for reduction in lines of the face, gummy smile, downward drooping mouth and muscle pain from grinding.
2. Dermal fillers work by restoring lost volume in your face. The filler is made from hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring component of skin. Depending on the area you have treated dermal filler can last 3-9 months. A beautiful use of dermal fillers is to restore lost volume to the lips, cheeks, and jaw line.
Are there any side effects to using cosmetic injectables?
While the side effects are minor, you should be aware of the following ahead of undertaking a cosmetic injectable treatment. The side effects can include swelling, soreness, bruising, bleeding, itching and slight pain for a few days after the treatment.
Once you’ve arranged a free consultation with your local dentist, they’ll work closely with you to make a facial assessment, develop a tailored plan, explain and recommend treatments and answer any questions you may have about the process.
If you’d like to find out more about our cosmetic treatments and cosmetic injectables, speak with our friendly team at Wellington Road Dental Care and arrange your obligation-free consultation.
To book phone 08 9275 2588 or visit us at 39 Wellington Road, Morley.