There is one huge advantage dentists have in delivering botox and dermal fillers over most healthcare professionals. Many physicians and nurses use topical anaesthetics and ice on the skin to numb the treatment area. Some may learn how to give dental anaesthesia but very few are proficient at it.
Dentists are the best professionals to deliver these applications is that they are the notoriously the best injectors around. Dentists inject anaesthetic for a living and they know how to make these injections as comfortably and quickly as possible.
Dermal fillers are used to plump-up creases and folds in the face in areas that have lost fat and collagen. After age 30, we all lose approximately 1% of hyaluronic acid from our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. The skin of the face will start to lose volume and appears aged with deeper nasolabial folds (“marionette” lines), a deeper mentalis fold, and corners of the lips will turn down. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are then injected under the skin into the troughs of these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face.
Dermal fillers in dentistry is often used for high lip line cases, asymmetrical lips around the mouth and lip augmentation. Dentists trained in dermal fillers complete cosmetic dentistry cases by creating a beautiful frame around the teeth. You deserve to be confident with your whole smile!
The effect of dermal fillers typically last from 6 to 12 months, depending on the material used and the treated area. Repeats at that time will be necessary to maintain desired outcome. If your dentist is trained to deliver fillers, it can easily be scheduled in with your next dental visit for added convenience and peace of mind.