Every day is like a roller coaster ride of emotions. We smile, frown, grimace and laugh countless times through the course of life. Eventually, all these facial actions lead to fine lines, creases, and wrinkles. This is a natural part of aging, and a life without expression is not a healthy one. But sometimes, the effects of aging make you look or feel older than your years. The goal of your Burnaby Heights Dental Centre team is not just to improve your smile, but to ensure that you have glowing, youthful skin to complement your perfect teeth. We want the look of your face to give you joy each time you see yourself in a mirror.
Injection therapy involves a form of Health-Canada approved purified protein. The botulinum toxin is injected into specific facial muscles, where it acts on the nerves, by blocking the neurotransmitters that stimulate the muscle. Consequently, the facial muscles cannot contract. Once this dynamic motion is halted, so is the formation of wrinkles. It takes about 3-10 days after injection therapy for the skin to become smooth. The effects of treatment last 3-4 months, which varies per patient.
The target areas for injection therapy in Burnaby are:
You control your treatment usage. At Burnaby Heights Dental Centre, we administer facial injections by units, which means that you only get and pay for what you need depending on your age and how deep your wrinkles are.
Clinical uses for injection therapy in Burnaby include helping patients with facial pain and chronic TMJ. In addition, injection therapy can be used as a minimally invasive alternative to dental surgery for cases such as correcting a high lip line, lip augmentation, and retraining facial muscles for orthodontic purposes.