Cosmetic Injectables | Therapeutic Injectables | Melbourne CBD
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Manchester Unity Building, 220 Collins St, Melbourne

Smile Solutions

Cosmetic & Therapeutic Injectables

Cosmetic injectables with experienced dentists at Smile Solutions.

Cosmetic and Therapeutic Injectables

Why should you visit Smile Solutions for cosmetic injectables?

Cosmetic and Therapeutic Injectables

Dentists are highly trained in facial anatomy, dimensions and structure and are highly skilled at administering fine needles.

Our clinicians are regulated under the strict regulations and ethical guidelines of the Dental Board of Australia and as such have completed comprehensive training in drug interactions and resolving associated complications if they arise. Our practitioners have also completed further study to perform cosmetic injectable treatments and attend regular education courses to upskill and remain current.

We use the latest generation of products which are administered in a highly sterilised environment.

For convenience and discretion, dental treatment and cosmetic injectables can be performed at the same visit. At Smile Solutions we also provide a 2-week review post treatment assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment and make any necessary amendments to ensure you are completely happy with your outcome.

Our qualified cosmetic injectables team are passionate about creating a treatment plan to achieve your desired result.

Muscle Relaxants

Muscle relaxant injectables were originally designed for clinical use, long before their cosmetic benefits became popular: they are used to treat excessive sweating, migraines, teeth grinding and associated pain.

Muscle relaxants are a purified protein that when injected into the muscle leads to a temporary muscle relaxation. 

Relaxing facial muscles with muscle relaxant injectables is a quick, safe and effective way to smooth and soften wrinkles caused by repeated contractions of the facial muscles.

Frequently Asked Questions

A thorough facial analysis will be performed, taking into account all of your concerns and objectives before proposing a treatment plan.  The procedure takes 10-15 minutes and involves a small number of muscle relaxant solution injections directly into the appropriate muscle groups.

Muscle relaxants are an effective and safe way to treat TMJ/TMD disorder, caused by overuse of the jaw muscle which hastens enamel wear which can lead to tooth decay.  TMJ disorder can also result in inflamed and receding gums, as well as cracked and chipped fillings and even loose teeth. Common side effects of TMJ disorder are headaches and migraines, facial pain, earaches, tight or stiff shoulders, poor quality sleep and an aching jaw.

Muscle relaxants are injected into the jaw muscle which numbs the nerve receptors in the muscles that initiate movement and contractions.  This treatment will weaken the target muscle while leaving enough strength for normal use; your speaking and chewing function will not be affected.

The treatment will last approximately 4 months and will significantly improve the way you feel every day when it comes to the comfort of your jaw and the associated pain relief.

Muscle relaxant injectables can be used to treat gummy smiles, where the muscles in the top lip pull the lip up over the top of the teeth. Small injections to a specific muscle either side of the nose will lessen the amount the top lip can pull up and expose the gums while smiling.

Muscle relaxants can help patients with paralysed muscles in the face which leads to an asymmetrical smile. By relaxing the same muscle on the opposite side, a symmetrical or ‘softer’ appearance can be achieved.

There are no visible changes directly after the treatment.  The full effect will develop over the following 2 – 14 days.  The results depend on the individual, but generally last around three months.

You may experience slight discomfort at the injection site, however the clinicians at Smile Solutions use specialised, gentle injection techniques to minimise discomfort as much as possible.  Our practitioners are also qualified to administerdental ‘blocks’ (local anaesthetic) to numb the more sensitive areas of the lower face and mouth.  This is particularly helpful for filler placement in lips and nasolabial folds.  We want to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

You will be able to return to daily activities immediately after treatment.  You are advised to stay upright and avoid touching and massaging treated areas for two to four hours to prevent the solution diffusing to adjacent muscles.

You will be given comprehensive post-operative instructions from your practitioner following your treatment.

You should avoid injectables if you:

  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Suffer from neuro-muscular or auto-immune disorders.
  • Have a known sensitivity to the solution (BtxA or other constituents).
  • Are taking certain medications such as quinine, aminoglycoside antibiotics.

If you take omega-3 and anti-coagulant NSAIDS for bruising, or have suffered from dysmorphic psychological issues, be sure to mention this to your clinician.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are designed to fill out and smooth away lines, wrinkles and folds and add volume to the lips and other areas of deficiency.  Fillers are an excellent and efficient treatment for nasal labial folds (from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth), smile lines, lip enhancement and facial contouring like the cheeks and chin.

How does the treatment work?

A thorough facial analysis will be performed, taking into account all of your concerns and objectives before proposing a treatment plan.  The gel is injected into the treatment area in small amounts with a very fine needle, immediately lifting and smoothing out wrinkles and restoring volume. The procedure takes about 30 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The results of this treatment are instantaneous.

The results will vary from person to person: this will depend on factors such as the person’s age and lifestyle, the structure of the skin, and the amount of treatment required.

The main component of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance which dissolves over time. As a result, most patients choose to have a repeat treatment within 12 months.

You may experience slight discomfort at the injection site. The clinicians at Smile Solutions use specialised, gentle injection techniques to minimise discomfort as much as possible. Our practitioners are also qualified to administer adental ‘blocks’, local anaesthetic inserted directly into the nerve at the back of the mouth to numb the lower region of your mouth and face. This can be particularly helpful for filler placement in lips and nasolabial folds.

Dermal Fillers are a perfectly safe treatment.  The main component of the product is hyaluronic acid, a substance that is highly biocompatible and biodegradable.

You may experience some slight swelling, redness, and bruising at the site of the injection, but this rarely lasts longer than a few days.

Avoid touching the area for at least six hours following treatment.  You will be given comprehensive post-operative instructions from your practitioner following your treatment.

Following post-operative instructions will maximise longevity of treatment.  Prolonged sun exposure without UVA and UVB protection, or bad health habits such as smoking can also affect the longevity of results.

You should avoid injectables if you:

  • Are pregnancy or breast-feeding.
  • Have a known sensitivity to the solution (HA fillers).
  • Have a history of sever gram positive bacterial infections.
  • Have infection at the site of injection.

If you have any anticoagulant disorders, existing scar tissue or you suffer from keloid scarring, be sure to mention this to your clinician.