As we start to mature, we all know that it is natural to develop fine lines and wrinkles on our faces. However, it may not feel natural to see them when you look in the mirror, especially if you are still young in years and haven’t had your first grey hair yet! Thankfully, there is a way that a dentist Richmond can help. While it may sound a little bizarre that a dentist is equipped to improve the appearance of your face, it makes perfect sense, when you consider that they are experts in facial anatomy and they are highly experienced in performing delicate procedures. What’s more, a dental practice is a highly sterile environment for having facial aesthetic procedures and should be more reassuring than somebody’s living room that they’ve turned into a treatment room. It should be remembered that the industry is still not regulated in the UK and so going to your dentist for facial aesthetics treatments should be the obvious choice.
What type of treatments do dentists offer?
Two of the most popular treatments that some dental practices offer are anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Both only take a few minutes to administer, so you can pop in to see your dentist during your lunch break, if you want to have treatment during the working day. Neither of the treatments require any downtime, so you will be able to continue with your day as normal, following the treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injections contain botulinum toxin type A. This is an injectable solution that is injected into the facial muscles to block the nerve impulses. This causes the face to relax and then the skin appears smoother and more youthful. The results take about 4 to 7 days to be seen in full, and you will need to have top up treatments to maintain your look every 3 months. It is a great alternative to having a surgical procedure and if you choose to stop having your treatment, your face will return to its normal ageing process, so if you don’t love the results you get from having the treatment, you can simply stop having the injections.
Dermal fillers are similar to anti-wrinkle injections, because they are also injections. However, they contain hyaluronic acid gels. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid and this is how the skin gets its elasticity and youthful appearance. As we age, however, our body produces less hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers give the skin the hyaluronic acid boost it needs for the skin to continue looking fresh. Hyaluronic acid gels are made from non-animal sources and, like anti-wrinkle injections, are FDA approved. They are injected into the fine lines and wrinkles and they plump them up, so that they appear smoother. The results are instantaneous with dermal fillers and last up to 12 months. They can also be used to contour the face, neck and hands, and they can be used for lip fillers to plump up your pout. Lip fillers normally last for 6 months.
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If you are considering improving the appearance of your face, then why not find a dental practice in Richmond that offers this treatment? There are some dental practices there that have been established for over 100 years, so you can be sure that you will get great care and a great look too!