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Cosmetic injectables are a highly effective treatment for reducing the appearance of aging by softening facial lines and wrinkles, including frown lines in between the eyes, forehead lines, and “crow’s feet” near the eyes. These lines are caused when overactive muscles reduce the collagen in the skin, which contributes to the skin’s wrinkled appearance. When injected into the facial muscles in minute quantities, Cosmetic injectables relaxe the muscles, preventing and improving the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing lines. The procedure is painless and takes about 10 minutes. Injections need to be repeated every few months as the medication is gradually broken down in the body.
Your consultation will be with Dr. Michelle Carlson or Dr. Cocoa Huang. Book to find out if Cosmetic injectables is right for you.
Cosmetic injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers are becoming more widely used in dentistry for both therapeutic and aesthetic reasons. When administered by a licensed dental professional who has received specialized training on administering these treatments, patients can rest assured knowing they're in safe hands.
Botox injections are often prescribed in dentistry to treat conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and bruxism, or jaw joint disorder. TMD causes pain, clicking or popping sounds, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth. Botox injections work by relaxing the muscles responsible for these symptoms, providing temporary relief to patients.
Bruxism is a condition in which individuals unconsciously grind or clench their teeth, leading to damage and symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain and more. Botox injections can be used to weaken the muscles responsible for this behavior - thus decreasing bruxism's severity along with its accompanying symptoms.
Dermal fillers are commonly used in dentistry for aesthetic purposes such as softening a gummy smile or plumping up lips. A gummy smile occurs when one's gums appear more prominent than their teeth when smiling, so dermal fillers can be injected into excess gum tissue to give a balanced smile. Lip augmentation with dermal fillers also gives lips an enhanced youthful look by plumping them up further.
It's essential to note that cosmetic injectables in dentistry require specialized training and should only be administered by a licensed dental professional who has undergone additional education on administering these treatments. While generally safe, there may be some potential side effects such as temporary swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site; however these effects tend to be mild and usually resolve on their own within a few days.
During your consultation, our team will take a series of photographs which will allow us to understand your concerns and desires, to help us develop a customized comprehensive treatment plan for you and to record improvements over time.