Specialty Treatments to Defy Your Age
As part of our overall philosophy of total mind and body wellness, we, at Dental Specialty Centers of Virginia, want you to feel healthy and confident. In addition to our traditional restorative and preventative dental procedures, we offer several types of cosmetic procedures such as teeth bleaching and well as facial aesthetic procedures. The facial aesthetic procedures reduce frown lines and a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. Aesthetic facial treatments are only administered by a board-certified oral maxillofacial surgeon. While many practices allow nurses and staff members to conduct these procedures, Dental Specialty Centers of Virginia only permits a board-certified and licensed oral and maxillofacial surgeon to perform these treatments. Our doctors have been successfully treating wrinkles and facial creases for years. What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon? An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is more than a dentist. He, or she, is a board-certified medical doctor and surgeon. This specialty focuses on the anatomical area of the mouth, jaw, face, skull and associated structures. As such, they are legally licensed to administer pharmaceutical injectables.
A Brief Overview on the Procedure: Various treatments are injected through a tiny needle
- Step 1 reduces wrinkles by plumping the skin. This filler works immediately to add volume under the skin. Over time, the benefits continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen.
- Step 2 temporarily smooths out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (the folds that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth).
- Step 3 is neurotoxin injection that helps reduce frown lines in the forehead or glabellar region by preventing muscle fibers from contracting.
Treatments can last for about 3 months for Step 3 and a year or more for Step 1 . The effects of Step 2 can last 6 months or longer. No anesthesia is required. It takes about 10 to 20 minutes for your doctor to inject.