Fine lines and wrinkles can make you look older than you really are, and affect your self-esteem and confidence. But at Washington Metro Dental, we’re here to help. With facial rejuvenation, our dentists can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, improve your appearance, and restore your self-confidence. Call our office today if you are interested in facial rejuvenation in the Washington, DC area.
What Is Facial Rejuvenation?
Facial rejuvenation is a safe, harmless, and effective method of treating fine lines and wrinkles. When it’s injected into certain parts of the face, the toxin used paralyzes a lot of tiny facial muscles. This causes them to relax. In turn, this helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. This is particularly effective on wrinkles on the forehead (worry lines) and lines near the eyes (crow’s feet).
What To Expect
It takes only a few minutes to receive facial rejuvenation in our office. First, your doctor will sanitize the injection site, then use a topical numbing cream to ensure you feel no discomfort. Then, a very small needle will be used at each injection site.
The quantity and location of these injection sites will vary depending on the types of fine lines and wrinkles you’re treating. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll be sent home with a few simple recovery instructions to follow. It may take up to 10-14 days to see your maximum results.
How Can Facial Rejuvenation Help My Smile?
Facial rejuvenation isn’t just for treating wrinkles. It can also be used to address issues with your smile. Treatments can reduce fine lip lines to help create fuller, more youthful lips. This is particularly effective when combined with dermal fillers.
Facial rejuvenation can also treat a “gummy smile.” This happens when your upper lip curls excessively when you smile, exposing a lot of your gum tissue. This isn’t harmful at all, but it can make your smile look imbalanced. A facial injection reduces how much your lip can curl. This helps prevent a gummy smile and leads to a more balanced appearance.
Maintaining Best Results
To extend the longevity of your treatment, there are a few steps you can take. First, we recommend doing some facial exercises near the treatment area. This can help prolong your results.
In addition, you should avoid sun exposure. UVA and UVB rays can damage your skin. While it won’t shorten the lifespan of your treatment, sun exposure is very harmful to the health of your skin and can lead to further wrinkles and lines. Make sure to use proper sun protection like SPF 50+ sunscreen.
You also should use hydrating lotion on your face. Keeping your skin moist helps it stay plump, which will boost and prolong the aesthetic effects of facial rejuvenation. Developing a regular skincare routine is a great way to maintain the best results.
Is Facial Rejuvenation Right For Me?
If you are interested in facial rejuvenation, we invite you to call our office to schedule your consultation. Our team will learn your goals, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with the best recommendations based on your needs and wants.