A smile is more than teeth and gums and it is important to look at the whole picture when working on creating a perfect smile through solutions offered by a cosmetic dentist. In this modern day and age, facial aesthetics can be provided by certain dental practices which means that a single professional, or a close knit team of professionals can be deployed to work on their patient’s smile from jaw to lips, and even to eyes.
By choosing a dentist who has access to certain treatments that were previously understood to be only for cosmetic doctors, patients can encompass all of their smile needs within the one practice. Furthermore, by understanding that such professionals have a vast amount of experience both with some of the products used and with facial anatomy in general, then many people feel more relaxed and confident about exploring their options with facial aesthetics at their local dental practice.
One of the ways that a smile can be perfected is with dermal fillers in Kent. This treatment is used to plump and smooth areas of the face in a fast and effective way using safe ingredients with the results looking youthful and very natural.
This treatment can be used in the lips to plump and create a more fuller mouth, in the cheeks to add volume which is generally lost with age and to other areas of the face to soften lines, smooth troughs and generally create a more youthful overall appearance.
How long does it last?
This is one of the more common questions asked and although the results vary depending on the location of the filler and the amount of use that part of the face gets from day to day, a year is a good, general amount of time that can be said a treatment will last for. Lip fillers should be replaced every 6-12 months for optimal, long-lasting results, whereas cheek fillers can last 18 months or more.
The treatment itself does not take a great amount of time and a single treatment can be completed within a half-hour. The injections themselves only take a few minutes and most patients experience minimal discomfort during this time. Side effects include a small amount of redness and swelling, but the results can be immediately seen and enjoyed.
Is there anything people should avoid immediately after this treatment?
As with most treatments, aftercare is an important aspect to ensure that the quality of the treatment is the best it can be. For this kind of treatment, alcohol should be avoided for 24 hours, extreme heat such as sauna or sunbathing, or any other kind of facial treatment, as this might disrupt the filler substance under the skin and skew the results.
After a couple of days, the product should have settled and patients can feel comfortable in going about their daily routine without worry. If a patient has any questions, they can feel free to consult their local dentist to discuss these so that they can feel confident and relaxed before, during and after the whole process.