Cosmetic Injectables

Our cosmetic dentists now offer therapeutic and cosmetic injectables to refresh, reinvigorate and restore.  We offer the full range of dermal fillers and muscle relaxants to treat individual facial asymmetries, deficiencies and dysfunctions.

cosmetic injectables

Our cosmetic dentists now offer therapeutic and cosmetic injectables to refresh, reinvigorate and restore.  We offer the full range of dermal fillers and muscle relaxants to treat individual facial asymmetries, deficiencies and dysfunctions.

Frame your smile, improve asymmetry, and restore areas of deficiency.

Facial asymmetries, lip proportions, jaw dysfunction, general wrinkles, smokers and marionette lines, gummy smiles, and loss of volume are the most common reasons for exploring injectables.

‘Injectables’ is the term used to describe substances inserted into the skin to rejuvenate the skin, lessen the appearance of wrinkles and improve asymmetry. Botulinum toxin is the most common form of muscle relaxant, a purified protein used to smooth and soften wrinkles. Dermal fillers are highly biocompatible, consisting predominantly of hyaluronic acid. They are designed to fill out and smooth away lines and wrinkles, giving volume and structure to the cheeks, lips, chin, and other areas of deficiency.

Injectables also form part of recognised treatment for temporomandibular disorder, associated with grinding and clenching of the teeth. Treatment with a muscle relaxant, in combination with other treatments prescribed by your dentist, can provide significant pain relief and improvement in jaw function.

Why should you visit Core Dental for cosmetic injectables?

Dentists are highly trained in facial anatomy, dimensions and structure and are highly skilled at administering fine needles.

Our clinicians are regulated under the strict regulations and ethical guidelines of the Dental Board of Australia and as such have completed comprehensive training in drug interactions and resolving associated complications if they arise. Our practitioners have also completed further studys to perform cosmetic injectable treatments and attend regular education courses to upskill and remain current.

We use the latest generation of products which are administered in a highly sterilised environment.

For convenience and discretion, dental treatment and cosmetic injectables can be performed at the same visit. At Core Dental we also provide a 2-week review post treatment assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment and make any necessary amendments to ensure you are completely happy with your outcome.

Our qualified cosmetic injectables team at Core Dental are passionate about creating a treatment plan to achieve your desired result. Contact our friendly reception team today on 13 13 16 to arrange a consultation.

MUSCLE RELAXANTS

Muscle relaxant injectables were originally designed for clinical use, long before their cosmetic benefits became popular: they are used to treat excessive sweating, migraines, teeth grinding and associated pain.

Muscle relaxants are a purified protein that when injected into the muscle leads to a temporary muscle relaxation.

Relaxing facial muscles with muscle relaxant injectables is a quick, safe and effective way to smooth and soften wrinkles caused by repeated contractions of the facial muscles.

What can you expect at your consultation?

A thorough facial analysis will be performed, taking into account all of your concerns and objectives before proposing a treatment plan.  The procedure takes 10-15 minutes and involves a small number of muscle relaxant solution injections directly into the appropriate muscle groups.

How can muscle relaxants assist in the treatment of TMJ disorder (jaw dysfunction)?

Muscle relaxants are an effective and safe way to treat TMJ/TMD disorder, caused by overuse of the jaw muscle which hastens enamel wear which can lead to tooth decay.  TMJ disorder can also result in inflamed and receding gums, as well as cracked and chipped fillings and even loose teeth. Common side effects of TMJ disorder are headaches and migraines, facial pain, earaches, tight or stiff shoulders, poor quality sleep and an aching jaw.

Muscle relaxants are injected into the jaw muscle which numbs the nerve receptors in the muscles that initiate movement and contractions.  This treatment will weaken the target muscle while leaving enough strength for normal use; your speaking and chewing function will not be affected.

The treatment will last approximately 4 months and will significantly improve the way you feel every day when it comes to the comfort of your jaw and the associated pain relief.

How can muscle relaxants assist in the treatment of gummy smile?

Muscle relaxant injectables can be used to treat gummy smiles, where the muscles in the top lip pull the lip up over the top of the teeth. Small injections to a specific muscle either side of the nose will lessen the amount the top lip can pull up and expose the gums while smiling.

How can muscle relaxants assist in the treatment of an asymmetric smile?

Muscle relaxants can help patients with paralysed muscles in the face which leads to an asymmetrical smile. By relaxing the same muscle on the opposite side, a symmetrical or ‘softer’ appearance can be achieved.

How quickly will I see the results and how long does the treatment last?

There are no visible changes directly after the treatment.  The full effect will develop over the following 2 – 14 days.  The results depend on the individual, but generally last around three months.

Is the procedure painful?

You may experience slight discomfort at the injection site, however the clinicians at Core Dental use specialised, gentle injection techniques to minimise discomfort as much as possible.  Our practitioners are also qualified to administerdental ‘blocks’ (local anaesthetic) to numb the more sensitive areas of the lower face and mouth.  This is particularly helpful for filler placement in lips and nasolabial folds.  We want to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

Is the treatment safe, and are there any side effects? 

Muscle relaxants are very safe, and the treatment is approved by medical authorities in 70 counties worldwide.  No long-term side effects have been reported.

There may be some slight discomfort when the needle enters the skin, similar to tweezing hair, with the possibility of a small bruise at the injection site.

What post-treatment care is required?

You will be able to return to daily activities immediately after treatment.  You are advised to stay upright and avoid touching and massaging treated areas for two to four hours to prevent the solution diffusing to adjacent muscles.

You will be given comprehensive post-operative instructions from your practitioner following your treatment.

Is there anything that will compromise the longevity of the results?

Following post-operative instructions will maximise longevity of treatment.  Prolonged sun exposure without UVA and UVB protection, or bad health habits such as smoking can also affect the longevity of results.

Is there any reason I should avoid dermal filler?

You should avoid injectables if you:

  • Are pregnancy or breast-feeding.
  • Have a known sensitivity to the solution (HA fillers).
  • Have a history of sever gram positive bacterial infections.
  • Have infection at the site of injection.
  • If you have any anticoagulant disorders, existing scar tissue or you suffer from keloid scarring, be sure to mention this to your clinician.

DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal Fillers are designed to fill out and smooth away lines, wrinkles and folds and add volume to the lips and other areas of deficiency.  Fillers are an excellent and efficient treatment for nasal labial folds (from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth), smile lines, lip enhancement and facial contouring like the cheeks and chin.

How does the treatment work?

A thorough facial analysis will be performed, taking into account all of your concerns and objectives before proposing a treatment plan.  The gel is injected into the treatment area in small amounts with a very fine needle, immediately lifting and smoothing out wrinkles and restoring volume. The procedure takes about 30 minutes.

How quickly will I see the results and how long does the treatment last?

The results of this treatment are instantaneous.

The results will vary from person to person: this will depend on factors such as the person’s age and lifestyle, the structure of the skin, and the amount of treatment required.

The main component of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance which dissolves over time. As a result, most patients choose to have a repeat treatment within 12 months.

Is the procedure painful?

You may experience slight discomfort at the injection site. The clinicians at Core Dental use specialised, gentle injection techniques to minimise discomfort as much as possible. Our practitioners are also qualified to administer dental ‘blocks’, local anaesthetic inserted directly into the nerve at the back of the mouth to numb the lower region of your mouth and face. This can be particularly helpful for filler placement in lips and nasolabial folds.

Is the treatment safe, and are there any side effects?

Dermal Fillers are a perfectly safe treatment.  The main component of the product is hyaluronic acid, a substance that is highly biocompatible and biodegradable.

You may experience some slight swelling, redness, and bruising at the site of the injection, but this rarely lasts longer than a few days.

What post-treatment care is required?

Avoid touching the area for at least six hours following treatment.  You will be given comprehensive post-operative instructions from your practitioner following your treatment.

Is there anything that will compromise the longevity of the results?

Following post-operative instructions will maximise longevity of treatment.  Prolonged sun exposure without UVA and UVB protection, or bad health habits such as smoking can also affect the longevity of results.

Is there any reason I should avoid dermal filler?

You should avoid injectables if you:

  • Are pregnancy or breast-feeding.
  • Have a known sensitivity to the solution (HA fillers).
  • Have a history of sever gram positive bacterial infections.
  • Have infection at the site of injection.
  • If you have any anticoagulant disorders, existing scar tissue or you suffer from keloid scarring, be sure to mention this to your clinician.