Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers
Beauty is not always skin deep, but having beautiful skin sure helps.
Dentists have extensive knowledge of the facial structures and muscles that give us our unique appearance. Concentrating, smiling and expressions we make every day may cause us to develop wrinkles and creases you might find unsightly or be bothered by.
At Bacchus Marsh Dental House, we offer both wrinkle injections and dermal fillers as facial cosmetic treatments and enhancements.
Dr Alanna Tanner specialised with the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA) to gain knowledge and training to treat patients with wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Both can help patients achieve smoother looking facial features by reducing the severity of wrinkles due to the aging process and from habitual expressions.
Cosmetic Wrinkle Injections
Over time, the facial expressions we make every day can leave a permanent mark on skin in the form of wrinkles or creases.
For mild to moderate wrinkles including bunny lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet and marionette lines, wrinkle injections reduce wrinkles when applied to a specific muscle or group of muscles involved in common expressions.
As muscles relax, skin has an opportunity to smooth out, reducing the severity of skin creases.
Additional Wrinkle Injection Treatments
Wrinkle injections can also assist patients in with other concerns such as jaw pain, gummy smiles and to reduce the force of bruxism, or clenching and grinding. Injections can also reduce muscle spasms by relaxing the affected area.
Treatments typically take a few days to a week to become fully effective and are temporary, lasting for approximately 3-4 months when retreatment will be necessary to maintain results.
Dermal Fillers for Wrinkle Treatment and Augmentation
For deeper wrinkles, dermal fillers can effectively fill in the creases between eyebrows, around the lips and nose, and near the eyes. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the skin, and support the skin from beneath the surface by plumping up the appearance. A small amount of gel is injected into the area and massaged to provide a smooth and uniform look.
For fuller lips or more prominent cheekbones, dermal fillers can actually enhance the shape of your facial features, giving you a more voluptuous pout or even filling in the troughs beneath your eyes to reduce a sunken appearance.
Enhancements with dermal fillers are visible immediately and remain effective for 6-18 months when retreatment will be necessary to maintain the results.