Rejuvenate your facial aesthetic with cosmetic injectables Cosmetic injectables are quickly becoming a common treatment in dental practices for patients who are experiencing dissatisfaction with certain features of their face and even those with jaw joint pain. Many people often ask why they should visit their dentist for cosmetic injectable treatment. In short, Dr Francesca Beresford has undergone years of extensive training and education based around the nerves, muscles and bones that make up the facial structure. This makes her an expert in targeting and treating specific areas of concern safely, comfortably and effectively. The concept of cosmetic injectables or neuromuscular modulators combines facial aesthetics with functional benefits, when combined with dental treatment. Injectables are most commonly used in conjunction with cosmetic dental treatments to not only assist in smoothing skin wrinkles, softening deep lines and creating more beautiful lips but also for managing jaw pain. Depending on your specific desires, different types of injectables may be used. What are cosmetic injectables? Cosmetic injectables is a broad term used to group medical substances that are injected in order to help improve the aesthetic and function of certain features. There are two main types of cosmetic injectables used: Anti-wrinkle injections Anti-wrinkle injections are used to relax facial muscles, which prevents the skin from creasing and forming wrinkles. These injectables can help to reduce the appearance of ageing by lessening expression lines. As a muscle relaxant, anti-wrinkle injections can also help to reduce stress within the jaw joint, leading to improved function. Dermal fillers Dermal fillers are injected into the dermal layer of the skin (the layer just below the surface) to help “fill” specific areas. They are used to create volume and accentuate contours or certain features. Dermal fillers can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments. Which cosmetic injectable treatment is right for me? The type of cosmetic injectable treatment you receive will depend on your specific situation and what you would like to achieve. Dr Francesca Beresford will discuss with you the most appropriate treatment option and develop a plan with you during your initial consultation. If you would like to learn more about cosmetic injectables, or to request an appointment, contact us today. Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.