As we get older, time and gravity take their toll on our facial appearance. We can develop wrinkles or drooping skin that is unattractive. Certain cosmetic procedures can reverse these signs of aging. In some cases, the same treatments may also help younger patients who are merely dissatisfied with the contouring of their natural features.
The following cosmetic procedures may be helpful to you, and they can all be provided by a qualified oral surgeon in an office setting.
- Botox: This is one of the most popular and well-known cosmetic treatment for correcting certain types of wrinkles. The Botox injections are highly effective at reducing the muscle activity that results in frown lines between the eyebrows, as well as crow’s feet around the eyes. Patients who are considering this treatment may be concerned that it will look artificial, but with careful planning, the results actually have a natural appearance. Botox is typically associated with minimal discomfort, although the injection itself can involve a pinching sensation. The oral surgeon can numb the injection site before treatment is administered to eliminate this symptom.
- Juvederm: Thinning cheeks or lips can be another sign of aging and affect a patient’s appearance. Juvederm is a good solution for addressing this issue. These injectable gels help to fill in the cheeks or lips or other areas affected by thinning and create the appearance of more volume at the treatment sites.
- Kybella: Bothered by a double chin? Kybella may be your answer. This injection destroys fat cells, which means that fat can no longer collect at the treatment site. This process eliminates the fat tissue in the chin area.
With extensive training in facial anatomy and the balance of thee facial structures, an oral surgeon is well-suited to provide these treatments and achieve the desired results. However, you should check to make sure that the surgeon you are working with is specifically trained in these techniques and certified to provide them. Not all of these specialists necessarily are experienced in working with these interventions.
To learn more about the cosmetic procedures that can take years off of your appearance or improve features that are not satisfying to you, schedule a consultation at Central Oklahoma Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.