At Designer Smiles, our experienced dentists perform a comprehensive array of dental treatments. These procedures range from general care (e.g., checkups and cleanings) to reconstructive options (such as crowns and dental implants) and beyond. In addition, we understand the role that a beautiful smile and profile play in your confidence and, in turn, your overall oral health. With that in mind, we proudly offer the following minimally-invasive facial aesthetic solutions to contribute to a brighter, healthier-looking profile.
One of most popular injectable treatments in the world, BOTOX® Cosmetic is extremely versatile and has a very high success rate when administered by a qualified provider. Its primary ingredient, botulinum toxin, serves to temporarily relax muscles and prevent them from contracting. When used for aesthetic purposes, BOTOX® Cosmetic can greatly reduce dynamic wrinkles in the face, leading to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Additionally, BOTOX® can be used for a variety of medical concerns. For instance, our dentists can administer BOTOX® or Dysport® (an injectable with a similar chemical makeup) to curb symptoms of temporomandibular disorder (TMD), which can cause pain and limited mobility in the jaw. For patients suffering from TMD, BOTOX® or Dysport® can relieve tension in the lower face and make everyday tasks like eating and speaking much more comfortable.
Dermal fillers are another type of injectable found at a number of top practices and medical spas. By targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging, fillers can revitalize a patient’s appearance. These non-surgical treatments can also add volume to smooth creases, with typically little to no downtime. Popular injectables like Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance found naturally in the body that aids in hydration and collagen production. We typically prefer to administer “bio-fillers,” which use the patient’s own blood to replenish volume in areas such as the face, cheeks, lips, jowls, and elsewhere. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers can provide significant aesthetic enhancement and facial rejuvenation.
An FDA-approved injectable treatment, Dysport® can address moderate to severe frown lines for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Dysport® is typically injected into the forehead to temporarily relax wrinkles between the eyebrows. The minimally-invasive injectable may also be an ideal choice for those looking to get ahead of signs of aging by reducing muscular movement and facial tension. Similar to other products that feature botulinum toxin, Dysport® results usually appear a couple days after treatment and can last up to four months.
Microneedling and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) are both highly sought-after skin rejuvenation treatments. The former involves the creation of tiny perforations in the skin to trigger the body’s self-healing properties and create collagen, while the latter includes the injection of a concentration containing one’s own blood to stimulate production of new collagen in the treatment area. When combined, these two procedures can combat a variety of aesthetic concerns, not limited to enlarged pores, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.
Fotona lasers have long been considered some of the most effective tools on the market for laser skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. These devices are specially designed to simultaneously emit two wavelengths of light in short, gentle pulses. As a result, common perceived imperfections like moles, visible veins, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, sun spots, and age spots can be significantly reduced. Additionally, laser skin tightening treatments are minimally-invasive and typically require little to no downtime. When paired with a proper skincare routine and daily sun protection, Fotona laser results can last multiple months.
Why Choose a Dentist for Facial Aesthetics?
You may be wondering, “Why should I choose a dentist to improve the aesthetic appearance of my facial features?” Cosmetic dentists are familiar with facial muscles and anatomy, including treatments that involve the jaw, neck, and other areas of the face. This in-depth understanding, training, and knowledge help dentists to achieve patients’ desired results when it comes to the use of specific dermal fillers and injectables.
Beyond visible imperfections, cosmetic dentists also recognize how important overall dental health is, and how oral conditions can be addressed with injectable treatments. For example, temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ disorder, occurs when jawbone joints are inflamed, irritated, or injured. The condition can be effectively treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic in certain cases to relax the tensed muscles and alleviate discomfort.
Allow our team to enhance both your smile and facial aesthetic! For more information about these treatments or to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact our practice today.