Habitual expressions, even laughter, can eventually create the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose and mouth and between the eyebrows. At St Mark Dental and Medical Group, we help patients feel their best with anti-ageing solutions for the skin.
Over time, collagen production slows down, and skin appears thinner and more fragile. Dermal fillers can plump up the skin and fill in wrinkles to reduce the appearance of ageing.
Filling in the Skin
The tear troughs under the eyes and marionette lines around the mouth can look more dramatic with time. At St Mark Dental and Medical Group, we offer a number of varieties of dermal fillers to help smooth the appearance and plump up facial tissues.
Re-Contouring the Face
For the appearance of higher cheekbones or fuller lips, dermal fillers can provide a temporary solution without surgery. A small amount of dermal filler is injected beneath the skin and gently massaged to smooth the material.
Common areas we treat with dermal fillers include:
- Temporal hollows
- Mouth corners
Dermal fillers are controlled by your dentist or doctor, and the procedure can be reversed with the injection of an enzyme if you don’t like the results. Rather than starting with the most dramatic results, we will begin conservatively to measure how you feel about your results.
Many misconceptions can keep patients from seeking anti-wrinkle injections. Jokes about ‘frozen face’ or the inability to express yourself might be a deterrent, but our dentists are committed to listening intently to your goals and evaluating the face to help achieve results you feel happy with.
Medication injected into the underlying muscles of the face gently relaxes the muscles. As muscles relax, so do the habitual expressions that cause wrinkles. Relaxed muscles can allow the skin to smooth out and the appearance of furrows and wrinkles improves.
Common areas we treat with anti-wrinkle injections:
- Crow’s feet
- Lines between the brows (‘angry 11’)
- Bunny lines
We can start with a conservative dose and build from there. Most anti-wrinkle injections last about three to four months and then re-treatment will be necessary to maintain results.
Treatment for a Gummy Smile
Do you see too much gum tissue when you smile? We can use the same anti-wrinkle medication we use to relax facial muscles to relax the upper lip so that the gummy smile is not as prominent.
You will still be able to smile; the upper lip will just gently fall over the visible gums, making the smile look more natural and aesthetic.
Do You Have Questions about How to Care for Ageing Skin?
Our Wolli Creek and Monterey teams look forward to helping you decide which cosmetic treatment options may be right for you.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.