What kind of cosmetic injections can I get at the dentist?
If your dentist is trained and qualified, they may be able to offer anti-wrinkle injections, which aim to minimise existing wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance.
They do this by relaxing certain muscles and reducing the movements they make so wrinkles appear smoothed out. They work well on wrinkles such as forehead lines, crows’ feet and marionette lines above the upper lip.
Anti-wrinkle injections tend to be derived from botulinum toxin, which paralyses muscles. It is completely safe when used in small quantities for cosmetic purposes.
Our dentists are qualified to administer fillers. These are substances injected below the surface of the skin to restore volume and promote plumpness, making you look younger.
What happens at a cosmetic face injection appointment?
Your practitioner will have an initial consultation with you to understand what you want to achieve, as well as to explain what is possible.
When it comes to the appointment for injections, your practitioner will start by cleaning your face. They will then administer your anti-wrinkle or filler injections with a fine needle. You should feel nothing more than a quick, sharp scratch. If you are nervous about pain or discomfort, numbing cream can be applied beforehand.
You may bleed a little after the injection, but this should be minimal. You may also experience light bruising, but this can be minimised by the application of a cold compress after the procedure.
Is it safe to have cosmetic injections?
Yes. To be able to offer cosmetic face injections, your dentist will have undergone special professional training and be registered.
Rest assured they will have already studied the anatomy of the face in detail for their initial dental training. So, they will have an excellent understanding of how cosmetic face injections work.
There may be a small risk of allergy to the main ingredient botulinum toxin or a reaction if you are taking medication. Your practitioner will discuss this with you at your consultation appointment.
How long do cosmetic face injections last?
Anti-wrinkle injections tend to last an average of around four to five months, but this can vary according to the individual.
Fillers may last from six months to two years. Again, this depends on the type of filler used and the individual.