What is dento-facial aesthetics?
A traditional smile makeover, using modern cosmetic dental techniques, can achieve extraordinary results - a stronger, white, brighter, straighter smile - but this is really just a "tooth makeover".
Every day the muscles and soft tissues of our whole face are moving and ever day exposure to th elements and pollution add to the wear and tear, in due course we discover that life's battle scars are permanent etched across our skin.
As we age, there is a decrease in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that give support and volume to our skin. Wrinkles, lines, grooves, depressions and a sunken appearance are the result. With facial aesthetic treatments your dentist can help smooth out the wrinkles and fill in the folds. Your beautiful, improved smile will be framed by a more youthful looking, but still age-appropriate, you. This is a true "smile makeover".
Dento-facial aesthetics addresses the interplay between the mouth and surrounding facial structures, so that the appearance of your face as a whole is in harmony.
What is BOTOX®?
The popular term "BOTOX®" is actually a trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTx-A). BTx-A is a purified natural protein that is administered through the skin to work on the underlying muscles of the face.
Over the year of repetitive and sometime hyperactive contraction, these facial muscles cause wrinles in the overlying skin. BTx-A relaxes the muscle contractions and allows the skin to become smooth again - regaining a more youthful appearance.
BTx-A is especially useful to treat "crow's fee" around the eyes, horizontal forehead lines and frown lines between the eyes. Results are temporary, lasting for 3-6 months.
What are dermal fillers?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occuring substance found in the body which helps to hydrate and provide volume to our skin - keeping it looking young.
With age and exposure to the elements, out bodies produce less of this youth-preserving ingredient and skin begins to sag creating unsightly facial lines and grooves, resulting in an overall dull and sunken appearance.
Using a HA based gel, which is administered into the dermis of the skin, Dentists can quite literally "fill" these lines, grooves and sunken areas - restoring overall appearance.
HA Dermal Fillers are temporary, lasting anywhere from 6-12 months before being completely absored by the body.
Dermal Fillers provide immediate results and as such are also idea for use in lip augmentation to correct asymmetries or provide fuller, more defined lips, which perfectly coimploment the outstanding cosmetic dentistry your dentist can provide.