At Monterey Dental, we believe in providing comprehensive dental care that not only addresses oral health but also enhances your overall appearance. One such service we offer includes cosmetic enhancements that are designed to reduce the signs of aging and improve facial aesthetics.
Our cosmetic enhancements focus on reducing the appearance of aging by softening facial lines and wrinkles. These include frown lines between the eyes, forehead lines, and "crow's feet" near the eyes. Overactive facial muscles often cause these lines, leading to a reduction in skin collagen and contributing to a wrinkled appearance.
When carefully administered into the facial muscles, our treatments can relax these muscles, thereby preventing and improving the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing lines. The procedure is virtually painless and can be completed in about 10 minutes. To maintain the effects, treatments need to be repeated every few months as the body gradually metabolizes the medication.
Beyond their aesthetic benefits, our cosmetic enhancements have therapeutic uses as well. They can be used to treat conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and bruxism, or jaw joint disorder. TMD can cause pain, clicking or popping sounds, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth. Our treatments work by relaxing the muscles responsible for these symptoms, offering temporary relief to patients.
Bruxism is a condition where individuals unconsciously grind or clench their teeth, leading to damage and symptoms such as headaches and jaw pain. Our cosmetic enhancements can help mitigate this behavior by weakening the responsible muscles and decreasing the severity of bruxism along with its accompanying symptoms.
In addition to therapeutic uses, cosmetic enhancements are used for aesthetic purposes such as softening a gummy smile or augmenting lips. A gummy smile occurs when one's gums appear more prominent than their teeth when smiling. Our treatments can balance the appearance of the smile by subtly altering excess gum tissue.
Lip augmentation is another popular application that enhances a youthful look by plumping up the lips. It's essential to note that all these procedures 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 to understand your concerns and desires better. This helps us develop a customized comprehensive treatment plan for you and record improvements over time.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at (403) 293-7818 or [email protected]. We are located at 2220 68 St NE #826, Calgary, AB, T1Y 6Y7, and our office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, and Sunday we are closed.
At Monterey Dental, we are committed to providing you with a beautiful and healthy smile. We look forward to serving you soon!