Various changes over time can detract from your facial appearance, but fortunately, certain cosmetic procedures can help to restore a more youthful aesthetic.
Working with an oral surgeon to plan for these cosmetic treatments can be valuable, as these specialists have expertise in balancing the facial structures for an optimal appearance.
Factors That Detract From Your Facial Appearance
The effects of aging cause the loss of elasticity in your skin and other tissues, and weight gain often accompanies aging, as well. Aging-related changes to your facial appearance may include the following:
- Crow’s feet and frown lines
- Lack of volume in the cheeks or lips
- Double chin
Some of these issues may be congenital, as well. For example, a patient may just naturally have thin lips and want to boost their volume. Similarly, certain cheekbone structures can limit the fullness of the cheeks.
Regardless of the cause of your aesthetic problem, cosmetic facial procedures can be used to correct it.
Overview Of Cosmetic Facial Procedures
An oral surgeon may recommend different treatments and procedures in different scenarios, such as:
- Botox: Injections of botulinum temporarily reduce muscular contractions contributing to crow’s feet and frown lines.
- Juvederm: Fillers are injected into areas of the face that would benefit from a fuller appearance, such as the cheeks and lips.
- Kybella: Injections destroy excess fat cells in a double chin or other areas where this may be beneficial.
Keep in mind that these interventions may require multiple treatments, including periodic follow-ups, to achieve the desired results.
How An Oral Surgeon Can Help To Improve Your Facial Appearance
An oral surgeon completes extensive training after dental school that focuses on understanding the facial structures and how they work in concert. Furthermore, these specialists also have in-depth knowledge of how to correct problems affecting the functioning and appearance of the face.
That expertise makes these specialists uniquely suited to provide cosmetic facial procedures and achieve optimal results. We work with patients routinely to achieve their aesthetic goals for their smiles and overall facial appearance.
For more information about the cosmetic procedures offered at our practice, call and speak to one of our friendly staff members. We’d be happy to meet with you for a personal consultation so that you can get a more concrete idea of what kinds of results may be possible in your case.