At River Edge Dental, we believe that everyone deserves to have a smile they love—both in form of aesthetics and function. Whether you suffer from discomfort in your jaw joints or simply want to feel more confident in your appearance, we can provide a multipurpose solution that can provide you with the results that you need in one quick appointment.
If you would like to learn more about how facial rejuvenation can make a difference in your life, keep reading! Contact our River Edge, NJ office if you have any questions.
What Is Facial Rejuvenation?
Facial rejuvenation is a popular treatment well known for its cosmetic abilities—such as smoothing out wrinkles and diminishing fine lines around the mouth. In fact, it’s very likely that you have heard of it before! The botulinum toxin is derived from a bacterium found in fermented foods, and it was first used medically to treat muscular conditions. Nowadays, it’s a popular treatment for cosmetic purposes as well as functional ones in dentistry.
This may come as a surprise, but your dentist is actually one of the best medical professionals to see for facial rejuvenation treatments! This is because we have an intimate understanding of the facial muscles and structures, which allows us to place the injections in just the right places for optimal results.
How Does Facial Rejuvenation Work?
When injected into the facial muscles in tiny doses, facial rejuvenation works by temporarily paralyzing them. This action relaxes and smooths out the overlying skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Additionally, when injected into the jaw joints, it can help to relieve pain and tension associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
The treatment is minimally invasive and only takes a few minutes to administer. You may see results within 24 to 48 hours, and these typically last for three to four months. Because the effects are not permanent, you will need to schedule follow-up appointments to maintain your results.
What Are The Benefits Of Facial Rejuvenation?
In addition to its cosmetic benefits, facial rejuvenation can also help to alleviate pain and tension in the jaw joints. As mentioned above, this makes it an ideal treatment for those suffering from TMD. By reducing jaw joint tension, the toxin can also minimize clenching and grinding habits—preserving the health of the teeth. Other purposes of facial rejuvenation include the following:
- Correcting gummy smiles
- Relaxing facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines
- Reducing headaches associated with TMD
Are There Any Risks?
Facial rejuvenation is an FDA-approved treatment that is safe and effective when administered by a trained professional. The most common side effects are temporary and include redness, bruising, and swelling at the injection site. These typically resolve within a few days.
Very rare side effects include drooping eyelids and difficulty swallowing. If you experience any of these, please contact our office for further assistance.
If you are interested in learning more about what facial rejuvenation can do for you, we encourage you to contact us today. Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if this treatment is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon!