Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 8 - 2020
An Introduction to Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers for Dentists: Part 1
Mohamad Hani Nouri Dalati1* and Lara Taher Koussayer2
1Consultant Orthodontist and Medical Director, Tajmeel Specialized Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2Cosmetic Gynaecologist/Specialist, Danat Al Emirates Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
*Corresponding Author: Mohamad Hani Nouri Dalati, Consultant Orthodontist and Medical Director, Tajmeel Specialized Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Received: July 15, 2020; Published: July 28, 2020




Abstract

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation using chemicals like botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid is gaining an increasing popularity in the middle east and in different parts of the world over the last 10 years. These three papers aim at filling the gap in the dental literature with regards to this new and fast developing field of treatment and at giving an overview on such chemicals used currently in enhancing facial aesthetics and their potential use in dental practices.

Clinical Relevance: Facial rejuvenation substances have an important role to play in enhancing the appearance of our dental patients, particularly in “Gummy Smile” cases and cases with masseter hypertrophy or mild facial asymmetry/disharmony. Their medical uses are well established but some of their aesthetic benefits and dentally-related uses have just been approved in the recent years. This article will generally introduce botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid to our dental fellow colleagues and provide them with the basic knowledge that will support them throughout their facial rejuvenation journey.

Keywords: Botulinum Toxin; Hyaluronic Acid; Facial Rejuvenation; Dermal Fillers

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Citation: Mohamad Hani Nouri Dalati and Lara Taher Koussayer. “An Introduction to Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers for Dentists: Part 1”. EC Dental Science 19.8 (2020): 142-157.

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