Cosmetic injectables are beneficial part of cosmetic dentistry
Dentists spend years at university studying oral and dental health. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many dentists have undertaken further study to provide cosmetic injectables. In fact, for the last 20 years dentists have been providing injectables as a part of their services.
What this means for patients is they can receive a more complete cosmetic experience all from the one place. And since your dentist has a thorough understanding on your oral—and dental—health, they can better provide injectables treatment to suit your smile.
Which cosmetic injectables do you offer?
Dream Smiles Sunnybank offer anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers. We offer two different types of wrinkle treatments, wrinkle relaxants and wrinkle reduction. Your desired outcome will determine which treatment we give you.
The TGA guidelines prohibit us from mentioning the ingredients of these injectables on our website—if you would like more specific details, please feel free to contact us.
How successful are cosmetic injectables from a dentist?
A dentist who has trained in providing injectables can be as effective as a doctor. However, it is always important to do your research and ensure you are receiving treatment from a trained, experienced professional.
There are two main factors which can determine the success of injectables aside from the quality of the solution used. These factors are sun exposure and smoking. Continued, prolonged exposure to sun will definitely decrease any impact skin treatments might have.
After injectables you should avoid too much sun exposure for a week. Also, wear sunscreen. Even if you aren’t going to the beach or park, wearing sunscreen will help to protect your skin. Smoking is the other big cause of premature ageing of skin. Depending on how much you smoke, some practitioners may refuse to provide anti-wrinkle treatments all together.
The importance of realistic expectations
Understanding that anti-wrinkle treatments and fillers can only do so much is an important part of treatment success. Not all skin ageing problems can be solved by cosmetic injectables. When your dentist assesses your skin, they may recommend you visit a dermatologist or quit smoking. We do realise that it’s not a simple case of “just quitting,” but we cannot provide injectables to a patient whose lifestyle choice will render the treatment useless.
When you visit our Dream Smiles Sunnybank centre, we will discuss with you what each cosmetic injectable can achieve and how effective it can be for you. As everyone’s skin is different, there’s no one-size-fits all solution, and that’s why it’s good to come in with an open mind about what results cosmetic injectables can achieve for you.
If you would like to know more about the injectables on offer at Dream Smiles, or to request an appointment, please contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
The pain or discomfort experienced during cosmetic injectable treatments varies from person to person and depends on the specific treatment being performed. In general, most patients find the treatments to be relatively comfortable and tolerable, with only minimal discomfort or a slight pinch or pressure during the injection. Some areas may be more sensitive than others, and options for numbing or pain management can be discussed with the provider.
No, anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are not the same. There are two different types of cosmetic injectable treatments that are used for different purposes.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines on the face. The injections work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, which prevents the muscles from contracting and causing wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used to treat forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are used to restore volume and fullness to areas of the face that have lost volume due to ageing, weight loss, or other factors. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that helps to plump and hydrate the skin. Fillers can be used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, restore volume to the cheeks and lips, and improve the appearance of under-eye bags and dark circles.
While anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are both cosmetic injectable treatments, they work in different ways and are used for different purposes. It’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced provider to determine which treatment is best for you based on your individual needs and goals.
The frequency of necessary treatments may differ, but typically they are required every three to four months, depending on the treatment.