When you smile you don’t just express this with your teeth. We can enhance your smile by defining and volumising your lips or softening unwanted wrinkles or creases. Our training as dentists gives us an in-depth knowledge of the facial nerves and muscular anatomy of the head and neck – making us an obvious choice to administer products in these regions.
Muscle Relaxants are used in a proven non-surgical cosmetic procedure to soften unwanted lines and wrinkles such as crows feet, frown or forehead lines. You must be a trained medical professional to administer muscle relaxants and our dentists Dr Krystal Tarak and Dr Sylvia Lee are both qualified by the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics.
At All Smiles Dental we use the brand Dysport which is an alternative to Botox. How the Dysport/Muscle Relaxants work is by freezing facial muscles which therefore ease existing wrinkles and prevent further deepening and etching of the wrinkle into the skin. The muscle relaxant consists of a small dose of Botulinum toxin A (BTX A) and any potential side effects are deemed rare, mild and treatable.
The results are normally visible within 3 – 5 days and on average last 3-4 months. The results do vary from patient to patient and have been known to last for up to 6 months. We do however, recommend a regular muscle relaxant maintenance program as it has significant benefits over irregular appointments.
Treatment with Dermal Fillers is also a proven non-surgical cosmetic procedure which is used to treat unwanted deep lines and creases. You must be a trained medical professional to administer dermal fillers and our dentists Dr Krystal Tarak and Dr Sylvia Lee are both qualified by the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics. Dermal Fillers are used as a support (scaffolding) to the skin to prop it up, thereby reducing the appearance of deep lines and creases in the face.
The results are visible immediately and on average last 3-12 months. The results do vary from patient to patient and we recommend a regular dermal filler maintenance program to maintain your great look. At All Smiles Dental we use a brand* that utilises the latest naturally derived molecule technology from Switzerland for our temporary fillers, which dissolve naturally and softly over time, giving you a subtle and natural improvement in facial aesthetics.
* The Australian and NZ regulatory authorities prevent us from mentioning the brand names and key ingredients of these products. This information can be obtained from your selected medical practitioner. Your cosmetic practitioner is also the best person to consult about your individual needs and if these products are suitable for your concerns.
Facial Thread Lift
A Facial thread lift is a safer, more cost effective and less invasive alternative to a traditional facelift surgery. The facial thread lift procedure is designed for people experiencing signs of aging, such as descent of the cheek, jowls and upper neck area. As we age the skin loses collagen and elastin and ligaments are weakened, causing the typical signs of aging. The dissolvable threads used for facial thread lifts are made from Polydioxanone (PDO). The product brand name we use at All Smiles is called Aqulift, and is available in a variety of weights/strengths in order for us to create a tailored treatment package based on your individual needs.
We firstly see you for a consultation to discuss the desired outcome, before booking you in for the procedure. Performed in just over an hour, we place local anaesthetic to numb the area to be treated, ensuring you are as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. Resorbable sutures made from the same materials as those used during surgery for wound closure are placed under the skin, and these threads can be used to stretch, reposition and recondition areas of the skin by assisting and guiding local collagen and elastin production. The treatment procedure is followed by a review appointment 2 weeks later.
Results will be visible straight away and will continue to develop over the following months. Results can last up to 2 years.
Muscle relaxant or dermal fillers may be recommended in combination with the thread lift treatment for a desired outcome.