Muscle Relaxing & Cosmetic Injectables

Muscle relaxing and Jaw slimming Treatment in South Brisbane and Emerald at CP Dental

At CP Dental, we know that a beautiful smile doesn’t end with teeth alone. That’s why at our Emerald and Mater Hill South Brisbane clinics we also offer a limited range of cosmetic injectable services.

Anti-wrinkle Injections in South Brisbane and Emerald at CP Dental

The cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments that we offer at our clinic in South Brisbane and Emerald provide a safe and effective way to revitalise your face by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. By relaxing the facial muscles that are responsible for causing wrinkles, we can help you to achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle muscle relaxing injections are the ideal complements to cosmetic treatments, such as dental veneers, Invisalign or teeth whitening. For your convenience, CP Dental clinics in South Brisbane and Emerald can also enhance your overall facial aesthetics as well as provide a beautiful smile. The effects of anti-wrinkle injections take place around three to ten days after treatment and typically last between three to six months.

Areas commonly treated at our South Brisbane and Emerald clinic include:


  • Bruxism and cheek pain
    If you regularly grind and clench your teeth, the masseter muscles in the cheeks can become overdeveloped, resulting in pain and discomfort. It can also cause the development of a square jaw or wide face. By helping these muscles to relax, it reduces pain and also helps to narrow the width of the face too.
  • Gummy smiles
    Some patients dislike how much gum is visible above their front teeth when they smile. If you feel this way, it’s possible to relax overactive muscles beside the nose which helps to reduce the amount of gum displayed without affecting your natural smile.
  • Downturned smiles
    The Depressor Anguli Oris muscle is responsible for depressing the angles of the mouth, creating a downturned appearance of the smile. By relaxing the muscle and reducing the pull, we’re able to create a happier, fresher looking smile.


To smooth out any wrinkles and lines, our cosmetic injections work by relaxing the facial muscles to help create a younger, rejuvenated appearance. The injections are administered precisely where they’re needed using a thin needle. 

No, it is not the same treatment – in fact, they differ in a number of ways. Cosmetic anti wrinkle treatment in Emerald prevents the facial muscles from contracting which results in the relaxation of the skin, whereas dermal fillers are used in the facial tissue to increase any lost volume in the skin.

Furthermore, these cosmetic treatments are often used in different areas too. For example, anti wrinkle treatment  tends to be used to help treat laughter lines, forehead and frown lines. On the other hand, dermal fillers are usually to add volume and shape to lips . What’s more, anti-wrinkle injections only last around 3-4 months and fillers can last up to 12 months.

Anti-wrinkle treatments in Brisbane are injected into the muscles causing facial contractions with a very fine needle. While most areas usually require a few injections, it only takes seconds and you should feel only a slight prick of the needle. If you have particularly sensitive skin or are concerned about the pain, don’t worry, our Brisbane dentist can use an anaesthetic topical gel beforehand.

This treatment can cause slight bruising at the injection site but requires very minimal downtime – which means it’s possible to have the procedure done during your lunch break. To help prevent any unnecessary bruising, blood thinning medications – such as aspirin -should be avoided before treatment.

While everyone is different, the results of cosmetic anti-wrinkle injections in Brisbane usually take at least three days but may take longer. It’s important to understand that this isn’t a permanent treatment and requires regular treatment to keep any wrinkles at bay.

While the results won’t last forever, they usually leave the skin looking rejuvenated and smoother for around 3-4 months. If you decide to stop getting treatment, it doesn’t make the wrinkles any worse than they were prior to your first treatment and your skin will return to its previous condition.

While anti-aging creams can certainly help, they only treat the surface layer of skin and won’t actually eradicate wrinkles. As anti-wrinkle injections are administered directly into the muscles, they temporarily enable them to relax and release any wrinkles in specific targeted areas.

Preventing wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process and while no one can fully avoid them, there are things that can be done to help prevent them such as:

  • Using Sun Protection
    wrinkles most often appear in areas that are most exposed to sunlight, like the face and neck. This is due to UV radiation that damages DNA in the skin cells, causing ageing. While a little sun is needed for Vitamin D, too much is harmful. When you’re out in the sun in Brisbane, be sure to cover up the skin where possible and always wear a high factor sunscreen.

  • Stop smoking
    smoking causes the skin to dry out and narrows blood vessels. This reduces the supply of vital nutrients and oxygen and results in changes in how firm the skin is. That being the case, people who smoke are more likely to get wrinkles prematurely, especially around the mouth. Giving up smoking will not only benefit your skin but your health too.

  • Living healthily
    there are a number of positive changes you can make that will not only help you to stay youthful but keep your body healthy too. Make sure you eat a well-balanced diet, as this will provide your skin with a rich supply of minerals and vitamins it needs. Other tips include keeping the skin hydrated with plenty of water, avoiding alcohol, and keeping fit and active.

If you’re looking for a more youthful appearance and you’d like to learn more about dermal fillers or anti wrinkle treatment in South Brisbane and Emerald contact our CP Dental clinic today to arrange a consultation to find out whether you are suitable for cosmetic injections. Smoothing out wrinkles and laughter lines due to sun exposure or ageing in Brisbane has never been easier.

Coopers Plains

52 Henley Street, Coopers Plains, Qld 4108

Mater Hill

504 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Qld 4101


3 Egerton Street, Emerald, Qld 4720