Restore a Youthful Appearance with Cosmetic Injectables and Dermal Fillers

03 / 05 / 2022

Demand for cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers continues to grow, with Australian’s spending more than $1 billion in 2015 on such treatments. You may not have realised that your dentist is highly experienced in the administration of these treatments, which can not only help to restore a more youthful appearance but also treat dental issues such as bruxism. Here’s why it’s worth booking an appointment with your dentist if you have been considering your facial enhancement options. 

How do Cosmetic Injectables Work?

Facial wrinkles, scowl lines and crow’s feet are three of the most common reasons for seeking cosmetic injections. As we age, collagen production starts to slow down, causing skin to loosen and sag. Excessive exposure to UV rays can also cause premature aging, which shows up in the form of wrinkles. As a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure, cosmetic injections offer a simple and convenient way to address your concerns and improve your facial appearance. 

Additionally, dentists are highly skilled in administering muscle relaxant injections in order to treat teeth grinding/bruxism and clenching issues. It is not uncommon for people with such issues to experience increased wear and tear on the teeth, as well as jaw pain, persistent headaches and changes in facial appearance. These conditions are caused by an overactive masseter muscle, which regulates jaw movement and allows us to chew solid foods. Muscle relaxant injections are remarkably effective at reducing both the strength and activity of the muscle, which will alleviate pain and help put a stop to grinding and clenching of the jaw. 

Big Smiles Dental offer both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, which work in the following ways:

Anti-wrinkle Injections

  • Consist of a natural, purified protein injected into the skin using advanced techniques which are virtually pain-free
  • Help to relax jaw muscles to alleviate pain and treat conditions such as TMJ dysfunction, bruxism or a gummy smile
  • Help to boost collagen within the skin to create a smoother complexion
  • Eliminates fine lines, crow’s feet and forehead creases whilst adding volume to the skin
  • Delivers fast, effective and natural looking results in a non-invasive manner

Dermal Fillers

  • Consist of injectable hyaluronic acid-based gels
  • Used to increase collagen, skin hydration and reduce static wrinkles
  • Improve volume and fullness of the skin for a more youthful appearance
  • Create fuller/plumper lips
  • Lift the corners of the mouth

Dentists are Highly Skilled at Administering Cosmetic Injectables and Fillers

Dentists have a strong understanding of oral and facial anatomy, as well as familiarity with your history and circumstances. Many patients also choose to combine cosmetic injectable treatments with other cosmetic dental services in order to achieve their desired results. Safe and effective results can be achieved whilst being overseen by a highly trained professional with whom you have a familiar relationship. Big Smiles Dental utilise the latest technologies and methods to ensure your safety and comfort, and we ensure that you have a full understanding of the process and achievable results.  Cosmetic injectables administered by your dentist are essentially pain free, as a local anaesthetic will be administered prior to the procedure. For these reasons, visiting your dentist is an attractive alternative to visiting a dedicated clinic with which you have no prior history. 

Results typically last for up to two years, with a noticeable improvement visible immediately after treatment. 

Eligibility Requirements for Facial Injections

Most adults can receive cosmetic injections; however, the following people may not be suitable:

  • Pregnant Women
  • People with sensitivity to Botulinum Toxin A
  • People with coagulation disorders
  • People with neuropathic issues

A review of your medical history will be undertaken during your consultation, and your dentist will confirm your eligibility. 

Book an Appointment at Big Smiles Dental Today

Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are a great way to restore a more youthful appearance and regain self-confidence. If you’re concerned about fine lines and wrinkles or would like fuller lips, please don’t hesitate to contact Big Smiles Dental today on (02) 9921-1799 to book an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.