Facial Aesthetics with Cosmetic Injectables

Years of sun exposure and everyday use of facial muscles contribute to the signs of ageing on your face.

As the body’s production of collagen declines and the muscles on and around your face weaken, fine lines and wrinkles generally develop around your eyes, nose and mouth. Your body fat, including facial deposits, also redistributes and certain areas of your face can lose the fullness it once had.

In recent years, the cosmetic industry has developed cosmetic injectables as an innovative solution to counter these signs of ageing. In response to growing demand, these non-invasive methods are helping more and more people achieve their desired appearance without the need for plastic surgery.

Dentists are now able to utilize their vast skills and experience in the facial region to provide patients with more comprehensive care for facial skin health and provide facial rejuvenation therapies.

Dr. Colleen Loo has a specific interest and expertise in this particular field and has done advanced training with AADFA to be able to provide this sound approach – combining dental and facial treatments under the one roof, making treatment less painful, more convenient and more comprehensive.

What are Cosmetic Facial Injectables?

Cosmetic Facial Injectables may be broadly grouped into two categories: relaxing agents and filling agents. The type of product and application depends on your specific concern and the existing quality of your skin.
Relaxing agents help to ease the involuntary tension around the muscles that cause wrinkles. The process of relaxing the muscles also smoothens out the wrinkles with lasting results.

Filling agents, or dermal fillers involve the injection of a gel-like substance under or within a targeted area of your skin. As the name suggests, the gel fills in wrinkled and sagging skin on your face to recover the tautness and smoothness of younger skin. Fillers are prized for their effectiveness and versatility – allowing great precision when correcting wrinkles while equally adept at adding “volume” to larger areas such as cheeks.
32 Gems Dental provides cosmetic injectables as part of a range of cosmetic treatments designed to rejuvenate the look of your smile and visage. Dr. Colleen Loo combines comprehensive clinical training and experience with excellent aesthetic judgement to provide you with safe and predictable outcomes.

We use Cosmetic Facial Injectables as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments to design the look that you want.

Wrinkle filler before and after

Facial Aesthetics Options

The Advantage of Dermal Fillers

One of the advantages of Dermal Fillers lies in its gentle yet accurate means of shaping, adding volume and evening out of the lips and surrounding areas. As your lips naturally lose their volume over time or if you have naturally thin lips, this treatment is designed to improve the fullness and supple qualities of younger looking lips.

Injectable lip enhancement involves more than filling in the red areas of your lips. A major aesthetic consideration is the precision of the injections to subtly fill specific areas around the lips. For example, gently lifting the corners of one’s lips is a popular way of enhancing the smile line and overall appearance of your mouth area.

Fillers are also used to add volume to other facial areas. When the collagen or fat in our faces break down as we age, wrinkles begin to form. Dermal Fillers work by injecting fat, collagen or hyaluronic acids to plump up areas of the face that have a sunken appearance or are creased.

Wrinkle Relaxers

A cosmetic treatment to counter fine lines and wrinkles on the face are Wrinkle Relaxers or Botulinum toxin.
Showing up as crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows or wavy folds across the forehead, wrinkles are an unwelcome sign of ageing for anyone who wants to maintain their youthful appearance. In spite of best efforts to stay out of the sun and be sunsafe, you can’t prevent wrinkles from developing.

The Wrinkle Relaxers treatment is a quick and painless way to diminish those line formations. We use only medically approved products in our clinically safe environment to smoothen out those ageing effects with fast, reliable and predictable results.

The treatment involves injecting a micro-needle directly into or around the facial muscles. It works by blocking the release of the chemical substance that causes muscle contraction. The treatment may be repeated as often as desired, usually every three to four months, with minimal discomfort and side effects. In the right clinically trained hands of a dentist it produces highly predictable results.

The procedure normally takes less than 10 minutes, consisting of a number of injections around the same group of muscles. The number of injections vary for different types of wrinkles and treatment: 25 units for frown lines; 10-15 for each side of crow’s feet; and 10-15 units for forehead lines.

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