Do you want a younger, more rejuvenated appearance? Our team may recommend facial injectables. Facial injectables are a cosmetic treatment that uses medications to block nerve signals in the facial muscles. When the nerve signals are interrupted, the muscles of your face are unable to contract, and so they relax. We use facial injectables to reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by muscle movements, such as worry lines, crow’s feet, and laugh lines.
Besides their cosmetic benefits, facial injectables are a treatment option for dental conditions such as jaw joint disorders (TMJ/TMD) and bruxism (grinding the teeth or clenching the jaws). The medication relaxes the muscles in the face and jaw, alleviating the painful symptoms associated with TMJ/TMD and bruxism. Injectables are also used to treat patients who experience a “gummy” smile, due to excessive gum tissue or a short upper lip. Treatment can help relax the lip muscles and achieve a more natural, attractive smile.
Facial injectables are a non-invasive procedure and require no healing time. Following treatment, most patients see full results within three to seven days. You can expect to enjoy the wrinkle-reducing effects for three to four months before a follow-up treatment is recommended to maintain your more youthful appearance.