Dentofacial health and rejuvenation; a treatment plan for more than just your teeth.
Facial rejuvenation therapies offered at Lara Smile Group provide patients with professional care relating to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and other facial treatments.
Whether you are experiencing jaw joint pain or dissatisfaction with certain features of your face, Lara Smile Group offers injectable solutions to assist you. We are committed to helping our patients in the Geelong area to achieve their dentofacial goals and offer injectables as a part of treatment plans. The concept of complete dentofacial aesthetics combines functional dentistry with injectables most often used in cosmetic treatments to not only assist in managing jaw pain (TMD) but also in smoothing skin wrinkles, softening deep lines and creating beautiful lips.
Dr Charlie Kahwagi
Dr Kahwagi utilises his vast skills and experience in the facial region to provide patients with more comprehensive care to assist them in achieving dentofacial health and aesthetic goals. As a certified member of the Australian Academy of Aesthetic Dentofacial Aesthetics (AADFA), he has undergone training in these techniques. Being a qualified and experienced dental surgeon, he has extensive knowledge of the facial muscles and nerves. This is extremely important in utilising facial injectables to achieve the desired results.
As specialists in the bones, muscles and joints of the mouth and jaw, dental surgeons are a wise choice when considering treatments for TMD and cosmetic dissatisfaction. The team at Lara Smile Group, led by Dr Charlie Kahwagi, will examine the problems you may be experiencing, assess your natural facial structure and discuss your goals to determine the best treatment plan to achieve the most natural results.
The combination of treatments that are used will depend on your oral health needs, as well as your desired outcome.
Some dentists have the relevant qualifications to offer more than just dental services. Here at Lara Smile Group, we can provide muscle relaxers to complement your beautiful smile.
What are muscle relaxers?
Also known as neuromuscular inhibitors, muscle relaxants are a non-surgical aesthetic procedure that softens unwanted lines and wrinkles. This is achieved through injections that relax and freeze the muscles under the surface of the skin.
The injections are delivered directly in the areas where they are required using a thin needle. Depending on your circumstances, the overall treatment time should take around 10 minutes as patients often require approximately three to five injections per area. Typically, the results will last about three to six months.
How do muscle relaxers work?
These injections work by blocking nerve signals and preventing muscles from contracting for a certain amount of time. As a consequence, the skin on top looks smoother, as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. They also have a preventative benefit, as the lack of contractions hinders the development of new, additional lines.
What other issues can muscle relaxers treat?
We use muscle relaxers to treat a variety of issues, ranging from a cosmetic focus to addressing medical issues. These muscle relaxant injections can be used to help solve the following problems:
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
- Teeth grinding
- Muscle spasms
- Gummy smiles
- Asymmetrical smiles
Dentists know facial anatomy better than most. Not only can the team at Lara Smile Group transform your teeth, but they can also create a more youthful look by plumping up the lips and face while smoothing out wrinkles.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a non-invasive cosmetic treatment used to plump up areas in the face that have lost volume. Generally, we lose this volume due to age as the effects of gravity can cause lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
The ingredients in dermal fillers are based on a substance that occurs naturally in the body. This sugar molecule exists in almost all living organisms, and its purpose is to bind water together. This moisture then acts as a lubricant and shock absorber in moving parts of the body, like knee joints.
Thanks to its ability to store moisture, when injected into your face, the filler will give your skin a plump, hydrated look. Dermal fillers can last around nine months and will show their effects immediately.
What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?
Generally, we use dermal fillers to restore volume to:
- Smile lines
- Under eyes
In some cases, this treatment can be used to improve the appearance of a scar.
What are the benefits of dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers have many different benefits. Some of the benefits of fillers are that they:
- Plump up thin lips
- Soften facial creases and fine wrinkles
- Create symmetry
- Enhance shallow contours (like the under-eye area)
- Improve the appearance of some scars
Injectables in Lara and Geelong
If you are interested in cosmetic injectables, or any of our dentofacial aesthetic treatments, please contact us today.