Here at Progressive Dental we know that a great smile is about more than just great teeth. For this reason Dr. Katie Wilson has added cosmetic injectables to her repertoire so that we can offer more comprehensive treatments to complete your smile makeover.
Dr. Wilson has completed training with the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA) in the use of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers for the treatment of:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Gummy smile reduction
- Reduction of lines and grooves around the mouth
- Lip enhancement
- Tension headaches and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
Everyday the muscles and soft tissue of our face are exposed to the natural elements, pollution and general wear and tear. With age, there is a decrease in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that give support and volume to our skin. As a result, wrinkles, lines, grooves and depressions develop, giving the face a sunken appearance.
What are Facial Injectables?
Facial Injectables are a purified natural protein that is administered through the skin to work on the underlying muscles of the face.
Over years of repetitive and sometimes hyperactive contraction, the facial muscles cause wrinkles in the overlying skin. The injectable relaxes the muscle contractions and allows the skin to become smoother
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body which helps to hydrate and provide volume to the skin - keeping it looking young.
With time, age and exposure to natural elements, our bodies produce less of this acid and skin begins to sag, creating facial lines, grooves and resulting in an overall dull and sunken appearance.
Using a HA based gel administered into the dermis of the skin, we are able to essentially 'fill' these lines, grooves and sunken areas, restoring volume to the face. HA Dermal fillers are temporary by nature, lasting anywhere from 6-12 months before being completely absorbed by the body.
For more information including before and after photos please visit the AADFA website at www.aadfa.net