What Are Muscle Relaxing Injections?
Each day your muscles contract and relax multiple times, as you smile, talk and laugh with others. These muscle contractions can create fine lines, including crow’s feet whenever you smile and which are known as expression lines or dynamic wrinkles. Muscle relaxing injections help to reduce muscle activity, so contractions are lessened, helping to smooth fine lines. We only use tiny amounts of muscle relaxant, so don’t worry, you will still be able to express emotions easily.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Some wrinkles are called static wrinkles as muscle contractions don’t cause them. As we get older, our skin produces less collagen, losing its natural fullness and elasticity, and creating unwanted folds and deeper wrinkles. Dermal fillers help restore fullness by adding more volume to specific facial areas, including thinning lips. Just as with muscle relaxing injections, our approach is that less is more. We use minimal amounts of dermal fillers to create a natural-looking appearance, so your facial features look refreshed.
Why See a Dentist for Treatment?
Our dentist can assess your facial features carefully and will listen to your concerns before suggesting the most suitable treatment plan. We do assess every patient very carefully to make sure this treatment is appropriate and as safe as possible, and that it will produce the desired results. Because dentists have received extensive in-depth training in facial anatomy, they know exactly how each muscle functions and can ensure products are placed extremely accurately and to the best effect. We also take extensive care to make sure treatment is as comfortable as possible, and if needed, can numb your face during these procedures.
Which Treatments Will I Need?
While you may only need muscle relaxing injections or dermal fillers, we sometimes recommend using both to provide the most effective treatment. We use only the highest quality products that are extensively tested for safety and efficacy.
How Long Will Treatment Last?
It can take a few days for muscle relaxing injections to take full effect. Once they have, treatment can last for several months before it needs topping up so the effects will gradually diminish. Dermal fillers tend to last longer, and the exact time will depend on the product we use for your treatment.
Other Skin Services Available at Icon Dental
We also provide a wide range of other skin clinic services, including non-surgical facelifts, and skin needling, a process to stimulate the production of collagen naturally, helping to rejuvenate skin.
Sometimes we suggest using face masks or peels in conjunction with other treatments for greater effect.