There is much misinformation out there about injectables. Jokes about frozen faces aside, this treatment is actually a great option to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and relieve pain and inflammation caused by unconscious muscle movements. Why visit your dental practice for facial aesthetics? Many people assume that these types of treatments are only offered in a spa and not a dental practice. Our doctors are experts in facial anatomy, not just teeth and gums. Our high standards of care and extensive training make Generations Dental Care an excellent option for achieving all your facial aesthetic goals!
For decades, medical professionals have been using controlled doses of muscle relaxants to halt unconscious muscle movements. The versatility of this treatment makes it desirable for many patients. Intentional movements will still be possible, so you don’t have to worry about the “frozen” face people associate with these treatments. As specialists in the function of oral and facial structures, dentists are ideal practitioners to provide injectables that reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, we inject muscle relaxants around the eyes or on the forehead. These injections will halt the unconscious muscle movements that lead to wrinkles. A week or two after the painless injection, the decreased muscle movements will smooth out the appearance of your skin. In most cases, your treatment will remain effective for several months. We typically recommend three or four treatments each year, depending on the specific patient.
These injections can also be used as part of therapeutic treatment plans. Specifically, our team can provide pain relief for patients struggling with chronic headaches and jawbone associated with unconscious teeth grinding and clenching called bruxism. These unintentional muscle movements typically occur during sleep, but some people clench and grind teeth all day long. Most treatments for bruxism only address nighttime movements, but some injectables will actually help you stop grinding and clenching teeth all day and all night and can start relieving discomfort right away. Depending on the severity of your case, we may recommend frequent injections to get started. Once you achieve the level of comfort you desire, you’ll need to visit us periodically for touch-ups.
If you want to learn more about wrinkle treatments, please don’t hesitate to call us to schedule a consultation appointment with our caring dentistry team.