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Facial Injectables

Facial Injectables can be used to enhance the effects of cosmetic dentistry, or work wonderfully on their own to help create a more youthful appearance. In addition to providing cosmetic benefits, Facial Injectables are extremely useful for relaxing overactive muscles that can cause gummy smiles and for treating teeth grinding and jaw muscle pain.

Can Facial Injectables Help Reduce Wrinkles and Fine Lines?

Muscle relaxing injections can be used to reduce the appearance of lines including:

  • Lines around the mouth
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Bunny lines, which are those lines either side of your nose

Reducing the activity of facial muscles has the effect of smoothing out fine lines, making them less visible.

How Could Facial Injectables Help My Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile can be due to a large maxilla, or upper jaw bone but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes the gum line is perfectly natural but the upper lip is raised up too far due to an overactive Levator Labii Superioris Alaequi Nasi muscle (or LLSAN for short).  We can administer muscle relaxing injections to reduce the activity of the LLSAN muscle, so you will show the correct amount of gum tissue when smiling and talking.

My Jaw Muscles Are Painful, Could Facial Injectables Help?

We feel this is one of the most useful ways to utilise this treatment. Jaw muscle pain is often a side effect of bruxism or night time clenching and grinding which can cause considerable damage to the teeth, gums and jaw joints or temporomandibular joints. Night guards do an excellent job in preventing much of this damage, but reducing the activity of facial muscles causing the clenching and grinding can be even more effective. Muscle relaxers can be injected directly into the masseter muscles responsible for clenching and grinding, greatly reducing the damaging effects of this condition.

Are Muscle Relaxers Safe to Use?

Yes, as we only use high-quality products that have been extensively tested. Only minuscule amounts are injected to produce the desired effect. You will still be able to show your emotions and should look refreshed and relaxed. Our benchmark for successful treatment is that our patients maintain a completely natural appearance.