Aria Dental understands the desire of maintaining a youthful appearance and to remove the unfortunate effects of stress, fatigue and worry. Our dentists can provide you with a course of non-surgical cosmetic muscle relaxants & Botox injections to manage frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines, helping you to restore a youthful, carefree appearance.
When will I see the results?
It generally takes between 3 -10 days after the treatment for the maximum to develop fully and re-treatment should not occur within that period. The effect generally lasts three to four months, although with regular treatments it may be possible to reduce the dosage. Unfortunately, this type of treatment can be less effective for people over 60 due to poorer muscle tone.
Muscle Relaxant Injection Treatments
If you’re suffering with Bruxism, TMJ dysfunction or are searching for a way to remove your Gummy smile, muscle relaxant injection treatments will greatly improve and potentially even eliminate the conditions. With training, Dentists qualify to administer muscle relaxants to the face, due to their superior knowledge of facial anatomy.
Our Aria Dental, we use muscle relaxant injections to treat several medically related dental issues. Teeth grinding and other problems relating to the jaw can be managed with muscle-relaxant injections. Relaxing the muscles in the jaw can alleviate pain caused by overuse. The following are the most treated with cosmetic injections – TMJ dysfunction, Bruxism and Gummy smiles
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Meet Dr Kate Yap – Cosmetic Dentist
Every cosmetic procedure requires the skills of an extraordinary doctor; one that is capable of high technical skills but also high levels of creativity & facial design. Your doctor must be able to envision how a patient’s face can be transformed by a cosmetic treatment and decide which treatment application will produce the desired results by the patient.
Dr Kate Yap is Aria Dental’s expert in facial cosmetic techniques and treatments. Dr Kate Yap completed her undergraduate dental degree at the University of Western Australia in 2003, and after years of being a successful practicing dentist, Dr Yap combined her technical dental training and her keen eye for aesthetic procedures to better help her patients achieve the more youthful and beautiful looks they desired.
How will muscle relaxant injection treatments help me?
Muscle relaxants & Botox injection treatments work by blocking the chemical signal that the brain sends to the muscle telling the muscle to contract. In effect the treatment relaxes and lifts the muscle.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction, more commonly known as TMJ, causes pain and impairment in the jaw joint, as well as the muscles that control jaw movement. As a result, patients may experience a variety of symptoms including muscle spasms, pain and the inability to open one’s mouth fully. Additionally, the condition causes tension headaches around the joint, migraines and ear aches. The injections will help stop the spams, elevating the symptoms.
Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching. While many people experience the condition at night while sleeping, but it can also occur during the day. It’s caused by excessive activation of the masseter muscle, which results in jaw pain. The masseter muscle controls biting and contracts at the back of the jaw when you bite. Other problems experienced include wearing down of teeth causing sensitivity, flattening or chipping of teeth, loss of tooth enamel, limited ability chewing and even changes in facial appearance. The injections soften and weaken the masseter muscle, which provides relief of jaw pain, headaches and migraines.
Gummy Smile is a smile / lips that rise too high and display an excessive amount of gum tissue. Injections are placed on the upper lip, making the muscles weaker. This prevents you from raising the upper lip as much, so that the gums are not visible, given you a more natural (less gummy) smile.