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Anti-Wrinkle Treatments

As your dentist, we’re trained to provide you with stunning results that produce a pleasing smile and provide symmetry to your face. Dr Magdy Ramzy and Dr Anthony Ramzy will be providing the Kew, Kew East and Hawthorn communities with professional and advanced non-surgical cosmetic enhancement using the latest anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.

Refresh Your Appearance

With dento-facial aesthetic injections, we can help restore balance, volume loss and youthfulness to your face with many certified non-invasive treatments. If you’re completing a treatment like a smile makeover, opting for dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle treatments can be the perfect addition to complete your new look!

Dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables are formulated for various uses on different parts of the face. Antiwrinkle injections provide a natural relaxation of muscle, lessening the contractive forces that cause creases and deep wrinkles, while dermal fillers can restore volume and give plumpness to the tissues that appear thin and crinkled, providing a younger and more vital appearance. Since repeated muscle tension leads to skin deterioration, it can gradually present itself as fine lines and wrinkles across your face. Receiving anti-wrinkle injections helps smooth your skin while improving skin health.

Approximately 2 in 3 Australians will develop some form of skin cancer by age 70. Much of that skin deterioration is associated with folds and creases in the skin. Injectables and fillers provide a preventative, health-based approach to reducing skin deterioration as they ease excessive contractions.


Anti-Wrinkle Injections

To combat fine lines and wrinkles in the face, injectables are used to temporarily relax facial muscles to provide a smoother, younger-looking appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections are a fantastic non-surgical treatment that smooths wrinkles and undesirable lines. The result: a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

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What Are Some Benefits?

There’s no surgery required. One of the primary benefits of anti-wrinkle injections is that you don’t need to “go under the knife,” so it is a low-risk procedure. Instead of having a complete facelift, you simply have a few injections in the area you’d like to address. Then you can get back to your day. You don’t need to stay overnight in a hospital or have general anaesthetic!
You’ll notice results in a few days. You won’t have to experience days of considerable bruising and swelling, because a wrinkle treatment is a non-invasive procedure, you may only have slight swelling and should begin to see results within just three days.

Anti-wrinkle injections are not significantly painful. They are administered by an experienced professional at our practice using a very small needle that feels like a pin-prick. We can also give you a topical anaesthetic to reduce any mild discomfort.

Did you know that dentofacial injections can also help those who suffer with TMJ or teeth grinding? Find out more here.

FAQs

What's the difference between an anti-wrinkle treatment and a dermal filler?

Anti-wrinkle treatments relax the muscle and minimise movement. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural, gel-like material that fills any lines or depressions.

Many patients elect to have a combination of both substances to achieve their desired goals for their face. For example, an anti-wrinkle treatment can be injected to relax the muscles; then, if the area has lines, a dermal filler may be injected to smooth out the skin.


How long does a treatment take?

Your actual injections take about 15 minutes, but more time will be required to discuss your issues and desired outcome with your practitioner.


How long does the Botulinum Toxin Type A treatment last?

Anti-wrinkle injections usually last between 3 to 5 months. Treatment time varies among individuals. Generally, we recommend further treatment at about four months from your last treatment. Most patients receiving Botulinum Toxin Type A applications can expect to see lasting effects for anywhere from 3-6 months. This is not a permanent anti-wrinkle solution, though it offers excellent results.


Are there any side effects?

It’s rare to experience side effects with anti-wrinkle injections. If they do occur, they are typically temporary and occur around the injection site. These rare side effects may include facial pain, headache, redness, bruising, swelling, nausea, drooping of the eyelids, numbness or pins and needles sensation.


Will I appear frozen?

No, you would only look “frozen” if too much anti-wrinkle treatment is given. This is another reason why you should choose a skilled practitioner like Dr Magdy Ramzy. At Willsmere Dental, we only use a necessary amount of wrinkle relaxer. We can then provide top-up treatments if and when they are necessary.


How should I prepare for my treatment?

We recommend avoiding alcohol for at least one day prior to your treatment. You may also want to avoid anti-inflammatory medications and wear comfortable clothing. You should read all of your pre-treatment paperwork before your visit to gain the best possible understanding—of course, we’re always here to answer any questions you have.

What is Botulinum Toxin type A?

Botulinum Toxin Type A is a pharmaceutical grade, purified protein that works to block neurotransmitters in muscles that it’s injected in. When this happens, it reduces how strong the muscle is, resulting in the appearance of fewer wrinkles.

How many units do I need?

It depends on the area of the face and the result you are seeking. You will be able to have a conversation with the dentist to determine how many units will be required. For the first injectable appointment, you would be given the conservative dose. Then we’ll have you return for a follow-up appointment after two weeks for a review.

Dermal Filler Injections

lips in mirrorDo you have volume loss in your face or deep wrinkles? If yes, we can help refresh your appearance with dermal fillers. This temporary injection is designed to plump up areas of volume loss in your face and is made of a naturally occurring substance in your body.

For patients who would like to add volume to their lips for a more youthful, revitalised appearance, lip injections are a quick and easy solution that can provide a temporary solution.

No Downtime Required

One of the most attractive benefits of dermal filler treatments is that no recovery time is required. The actual procedure can be done in about ten minutes, depending on how many areas are to be addressed. When your treatment is completed, you can return to work or other activities straightaway. Dermal fillers have been called a “lunchtime facelift” and have been getting increasingly popular over the years.

Dermal Fillers FAQs

What are dermal fillers?

Most contemporary non-permanent dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which occurs naturally in the body. HA helps to hydrate and replace lost volume in your skin. The increased volume replenishes sagging skin and eases grooves and smooths lines in the face, which can lead to a more youthful appearance. As we age, we replenish our hyaluronic acid at a reduced rate. This means the moisturising and plumping effects diminish, making fine lines and wrinkles more evident. Dermal fillers help to restore skin to a smoother, firmer-looking texture.


Where can dermal fillers be used?

Dermal fillers are suitable to be used on any part of the body that could benefit from being hydrated with hyaluronic acid. These areas include the skin of the face or upper chest. There are certain types and grades of hyaluronic acid that can be used to correct contour defects and hollows, such as acne scars.

Common areas include the lips, nasolabial fold (creases) on either side of the nose and along the cheekbones. You may want to consider complementing fillers with an anti-wrinkle injectable for prolonged results and improved volume.


How many units do I need?

It depends on the area of the face and the result you are hoping to achieve. You will have an opportunity to speak with the dentist to find out how many units will be used. For the first injectable appointment, you would be given the conservative dose. Then we’ll have you return for a follow-up appointment after two weeks for a review.

Do you provide lip augmentation?

Yes! For patients who would like to add volume to their lips for a more youthful, revitalised appearance, lip injections are a quick and easy fix that can provide a temporary solution. A lip augmentation treatment takes about 45 minutes.


How long do dermal fillers last?

The effects will typically last between six months to a year and possibly longer. Every person is different, of course, so results will vary from patient to patient. Most people see immediate results following their filler treatment or within the next two weeks.


Can fillers be removed?

Yes. But since they are a temporary treatment that dissolves over time, removal is typically unnecessary.

Do dermal fillers help with dry lips?

Yes. Since dermal fillers contain water-soluble hyaluronic acid, some people see an improvement in skin moisture after treatment. You may even notice that the treatment helps with dry lips.

Can anyone get dermal fillers?

The majority of people can have dermal fillers, provided they are not allergic to any of the ingredients. If you have skin infections such as cold sores, acne or impetigo, cosmetic treatments and injections should be avoided.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we would not provide any treatment with injectables. Those who have an immune response that’s been altered, either by disease or medication, are likelier to have a reaction, infection or other complication with filler injection.

During your consultation, you will discuss your needs and medical history with Dr Magdy Ramzy.


What should I do if I experience side effects?

If you experience any undesirable side effects, please let us know straightaway. Symptoms may include pain, swelling or even bruising that lasts for longer than two days.

What should I avoid after my injections?

We recommend avoiding facial treatments for the first 24 hours. This includes scrubbing or massaging your face. If you need to wash your face or remove makeup, do so gently. Additionally, avoid air travel for at least one day and do not lie down within five hours of your treatment.

 

Get Started Today

Considering cosmetic injectables or fillers? Enjoy smoother, plumper skin and reduced wrinkling with the help of our dentist trained in facial aesthetics. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

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