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Botulinium Toxin (Botox)

It has been said that they eyes are the windows to the soul, but the smile is the door. The lower third of our face is the frame that shows our teeth to the world.

As we age, the structures of the lower face start to change. The bones shrink and reduce in size. The muscles around the mouth increase in power. The muscles we chew with become more prominent. Our lips become thinner and smaller. These changes can be influenced by using Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers. The most commonly known neuromodulator is Botox.

Neuromodulators and Dentistry

Neuromodulators are used in dentistry for the treatment of various conditions. They work by reducing the force produced by the muscle. Conditions may include muscle spasm, temporomandibular disorder as well as grinding and clenching. These conditions may also be associated with headaches. Botox may be used to provide relief of symptom where conventional treatments are ineffective.

Neuromodulators can also be used to relax the muscles hence eliminating the appearance of gummy smile, lip lines, mouth frown and dimply chin. This can temporarily provide the skin in the area a smoother appearance. The effects of neuromodulators tend to last around four months.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to fill wrinkles and folds or to maintain volume in the face. The volume and stiffness of the fillers used are tailored for each individual patient to produce the best possible results for their unique concerns. Dermal fillers are usually effective from 9 to 24 months.