It happens to everybody – at some point, you start to notice those wrinkles you didn’t have a few years ago, or your skin is sagging a little lower than before, or your lips are looking a little thin. Fortunately, there’s a solution for you at Sweetwater Dental Studio in Sugar Land. Our dentist in Sweetwater offers injections of the botulinum toxin to fight wrinkles, lip injections, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for skin rejuvenation.
The botulinum toxin is a very poisonous substance, but the product we use at Sweetwater Dental Studio is in its purified form and contains no live bacteria. It is very effective in its ability to eliminate wrinkles. The toxin works by interrupting nerve-muscle connections, preventing your muscles from contracting. This produces the effect of weakened or paralyzed facial muscles, giving the appearance of eliminating wrinkles and smoothing out skin. The injection takes just a few minutes, but the effects last for three to four months.
For lips that need a boost, we offer a dermal filler, which is injected into the skin around the mouth. The filler plumps up smile lines and smooths out wrinkles. The substance can also be injected beneath the creases and folds to restore volume. Results of the lip treatment typically last six to 18 months.
PRP is derived from your own blood and works by encouraging healing platelets to rush in and create a rich fibrin mesh, which in turn activates natural healing cells. The process results in a healthier appearance, thicker skin (reducing wrinkles and scars), and improved tone. When used with other rejuvenation fillers, it can also prolong their effects, meaning that there is less filler needed per treatment with our cosmetic dentist in Sugar Land.
In the procedure, a small vial of blood is taken from the patient, less than what is normally taken for blood tests. This blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma. The platelet count is concentrated to about four times the normal amount through this process. This plasma is then activated by the addition of simple calcium chloride and either injected into the skin or applied topically for a surface regeneration action.
Want to improve the appearance of your face? Schedule an appointment online today with our Sugar Land dentist. We’ve helped countless patients from Town Center Square, Rosenberg, Richmond, Greatwood, Stafford, Lexington Meadows, Colony Meadows, Sweetwater Village, and the surrounding areas, and we would love to do the same for you too!
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