Have you noticed fine lines and wrinkles when you look in the mirror recently? This is because our skin naturally loses elasticity as we age, and damage occurs from sun exposure, squinting and even smiling and laughing!
Rather than worry about wrinkles, we offer anti-wrinkle injections as a solution for a more youthful appearance.
How Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?
You have likely heard the jokes about anti-wrinkle injections, but you do not have to worry about having a frozen expression. Anti-wrinkle injections are gentle and work by relaxing the muscles in the face and making them less active.
The injections only require a very slender needle, so pain is minimal. The injections take a few days to a week to reach full potency, and the lines take some time to smooth out. Their effects last between 3-6 months when you can return to Painfree Dentistry to maintain the results.
Where Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work Best?
Anti-wrinkle injections work well to address the following issues:
- Crow’s feet – the wrinkles at the corners of the eyes when you smile
- Marionette lines – the wrinkles near the corner of the mouth
- Glabella lines – the “angry 11” between the eyebrows
- Upper lip lines
- Forehead lines
- Gummy smile
With a facial rejuvenation consultation, we can discuss your options and determine the best course of treatment for the results you want.
Facial Injections for TMJ Pain
If you have a bruxism (teeth grinding) habit, facial injections used to relax wrinkles can also relax the large jaw muscles that cause headaches and tightness in the face, head, neck and shoulders.
By relaxing these powerful jaw muscles, facial tension and pain reduce, and the jaws produce less force when bruxing during sleep. Facial injections are also known for relieving tension headaches and morning headaches due to clenching and grinding.
Having facial injections by a qualified dentist makes perfect sense since dentists are uniquely familiar with the muscle anatomy of the face. With precise treatment, you can achieve pain relief and relief from teeth grinding without many of the undesirable side effects of oral muscle relaxer medications.
As with anti-wrinkle treatments, you will need to return to your Paramatta dentist for re-treatment to maintain the effects.
Aftercare for Your Injections
Your dentist will discuss specific aftercare instructions following your injections, but there are a few steps you can take to get the most out of your treatment.
- Don’t lie down for at least four hours.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for the rest of the day.
- Don’t rub or disturb the injection sites.
- Avoid alcohol, which can increase bruising.
Contact Us to Learn More about Anti-Wrinkle and TMJ Injections
We look forward to completing your cosmetic makeover with facial injections to complement your beautiful smile. We welcome you to contact us to arrange a consultation and to learn more about the possibilities at Painfree Dentistry.