A Dentist’s role is primarily to ensure the on going health and vitality of your teeth gums and mouth. It is the most important thing we do.
However, a growing part of our role today is also around how your smile can contribute to an overall feeling of well being. To this end more and more services are being offered these days to provide patients with confidence in how they look. Healthy teeth and gums are the priority, of course, but once that is achieved, we can offer so much more for those who want to avail. Cosmetic dentistry has become, in many cases routine for most dentists.
Nonetheless, it might surprise a lot of people that the cosmetic work we offer doesn’t begin and end with teeth and gums. Increasingly our patients are requesting an improvement in their overall appearance to compliment the enhancements to their dental aesthetics. For this reason many practices, ourselves included, now provide rejuvenation services to prolong youthfulness.
Here at Mullan and Gallagher Dental Group we have 2 dentists who provide facial line smoothing and lip enhancement, and our treatments are proving extremely popular. So what are they and how do they work?
FACIAL LINE SOFTENING
Facial lines include, Frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead lines, drooping mouth corners, gummy smiles, smokers mouth/lipstick bleeding lines, marionette lines (from corner of the mouth to the chin) and nose to mouth lines.
Generally these lines are caused by the repeated movements of our facial muscles around our lips, eyes and forehead whenever we talk, smile, smoke or kiss. Movement, however, is not the only cause. As we age the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin that keeps our skin plump and smooth reduces naturally, meaning the skin loses its ability to snap back into place. Sun damage can accelerate this reduction.
Happily there are ways to plump out these lines or reduce the muscle movement that can improve the overall look of our face.
Dermal Filler Injections
This treatment involves the injection of filler to plump and fill the folds and lines in the skin. It is particularly effective for static lines around the lips, cheeks, nose to mouth and marionette lines.
Anti Wrinkle Injections
Commonly referred to as ‘Botox’. This is protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It relaxes muscles by temporarily blocking nerve impulses to the muscles injected, hence reducing the contractions that cause lines and wrinkles.
Targets the lip outline for definition, width and reduction of lipstick bleeding lines.
Lip augmentation to promote volume, out and fullness
Cupids bow definition, for enhanced contouring
Lines to the side of the mouth and marionette lines for a younger and happier appearance.
Dermal fillers are used in these lip enhancement procedures and the effect can promote fuller, more sensuous lips that can compliment great looking teeth.
WHY GO TO THE DENTIST?
Your dentist is a medically trained professional working in a clinical environment with many years training, part of which involves specialised training on the facial nervous system. The delivery of injections to patients in the facial area must be exact to create a perfect result. You can be assured that here at Mullan and Gallagher Dental Group, you will receive safe and professional care.