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Cosmetic Injectables West Edmonton

Create a youthful appearance and relax tense muscles that cause jaw pain.

Revitalize skin & muscles

The process of aging reduces production of elastin and collagen in the skin, making fine lines and wrinkles visible. Elastin and collagen support the youthful appearance and tone that is present in healthy skin in our younger years. Cosmetic injectables are substances that are able to mask fine lines, wrinkles, and longstanding deeper lines.

Women looking in mirror considering Neuromodulators vs. dermal fillers
What are Benefits of cosmetic injectables & dermal fillers

Neuromodulators vs. dermal fillers

There are two classes of injectables: neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Botulinum (Botox™) and hyaluronic acid are injected into the superficial skin layers to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and deep lines. Typically, these are applied around the eyes, cheeks, mouth and jawline, or even directly into the lips. Cosmetic injectables essentially act by relaxing fine lines or plumping up deeper set lines

Benefits of cosmetic injectables & dermal fillers

Neuromodulators and, if necessary, dermal fillers can make your skin look smoother and younger. Additional benefits include:

Safety at our clinic

Due to the complexity of facial nerve anatomy, it is extremely important to have this treatment done by a medical/dental professional who has the knowledge and experience to provide this treatment:

  • Understanding of correct handling of these medications
  • An in-depth understanding of the anatomy of the face and knowledge of how to deliver these medications safely and comfortably
  • Understanding of infection control and sterility protocols
  • Understanding of potential complications from use of such medications
  • We ensure you are fully informed and aware of post-treatment care before you leave our clinic
Safety at our clinic
There are also several clinical applications for cosmetic injectables

Therapeutic neuromodulation

Use of neuromodulation therapy

In addition to cosmetic uses, there are also several clinical applications for cosmetic injectables. Neuromodulators like Botox™ can be used to relax muscles that are implicated in causing pain, such as jaw pain.

Why use neuromodulators?

You may be a candidate for neuromodulation therapy to treat issues such as:

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Frequent headaches

Patients who have failed to achieve relief of symptoms from use of splint therapy/nightguards, or have ongoing bruxism related jaw pain/headaches, or are unable to tolerate wearing an occlusal splint/nightguard due to having a severe gag response to wear of such an appliance are good candidates for therapeutic use of neuromodulators. Many patients have experienced improvement and even resolution of symptoms, including jaw locking, jaw pain, teeth grinding, and headaches as a result of having neuromodulation therapy.

Possible side effects of cosmetic injectables

Possible side effects of cosmetic injectables

As with any medical procedure, there can be complications. Risks, while rare, will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Bains.

Use of neuromodulators is contraindicated in individuals who have had a known reaction to the medication.

How long do cosmetic injectables & dermal fillers last?

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How long do cosmetic injectables & dermal fillers last?

Each of us presents with differing signs of aging. Depending on the cosmetic injectable used, there are different expectations for how long the result will last. Typically, neuromodulators last up to 3-4 months, whereas fillers can last up to 18 months.