Facial Rejuvenation at the Revelstoke Dental Centre
Many people wish to look younger but are not ready for a surgical procedure like a facelift, nor do they even require extensive surgery. Fortunately there are ways to reverse the inevitable signs of aging without surgery or a long recovery period. These small steps can include facial rejuvenation provided by Dr W Scott LeBuke at the Revelstoke Dental Centre.
Dr W Scott LeBuke was trained in the latest in delivery techniques at the world famous Pacific Training Institute of Facial Esthetics (PTIFA) under the mentorship of Dr Warren Roberts, pioneer in the area of facial rejuvenation.
During your visit to our office in Revelstoke, BC, your facial rejuvenation treatments can be performed and you will be able to return to the rest of your day’s activities right afterward. You can to schedule a consultation or treatment appointment by calling 250-837-6231 or 250-837-4133
What Is Facial Rejuvenation?
Facial rejuvenation, the most popular, non-surgical cosmetic treatment in North America, temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet near the eyes . By temporarily blocking the nerve impulses, the muscles that cause wrinkles relax, giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
Facial Rejuvenation Benefits
This treatment offers a number of advantages for women and men seeking wrinkle reduction in Revelstoke. It’s a trusted therapeutic choice used by millions for true anti-aging results.
- Has been used safely and successfully for wrinkle therapy for over 21 years
- No downtime
- It is a purified protein
- Short appointment time
- Allows for natural movement
- Results last 3 to 4 months, and even longer with repeated use
How Facial Rejuvenation Works
Used in the dental setting as an injectable form of sterile, purified protein, small doses of medication block the release of a chemical called acetylcholine by nerve cells that signal muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscles’ ability to contract, existing expression lines are smoothed out and, in most cases, are nearly invisible in a 7-14 days.
What to Expect
One 30 minute treatment — a few tiny injections — blocks the nerve impulses and relaxes the muscles. As the muscle relaxes, the dynamic wrinkle overlying the muscle is smoothed away. Since the treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the line at the injection site, it has no effect on other elements of facial expression. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, allowing for normal feeling in the treated areas.
Our Revelstoke facial rejuvenation patients usually see their results last 3 to 4 months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects often begin to last longer. Repeated use is truly anti-aging!
Are There Side Effects?
Facial rejuvenation has been used safely by millions for over 21 years. There is no permanent side effect known with facial rejuvenation therapy for facial wrinkles. However, there are several temporary side effects which can occur including:
Bruising and pain at the site of injection of the medication. A tiny needle is used to minimize the discomfort, and this can be lessened even more by the use of ice prior to treatment.
Eyebrow or eyelid droop: This is seen in less than 1% of patients receiving facial rejuvenation therapy. It usually only lasts 2 to 4 weeks, and is mild.
Common Treatment Areas
Facial rejuvenation is most commonly used for the glabellar frown lines (those deep creases between the eyebrows); forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet (wrinkles on the lateral aspect of the eyes). Facial rejuvenation medication is not used to treat smile lines which are usually filled with Facial Fillers to create a very pleasing effect, while preserving the natural smile muscle dynamics.