Wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing and can be accelerated by exposure to the sun, excessive stress, diet, and weight loss. These wrinkles can be ‘static’, caused by the gradual loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, or ‘dynamic’, caused by repeated facial muscle movements. Facial aesthetics are clinically safe injectables used to help soften expression lines or define, re-volumise and accentuate facial contours.
These are tasks that dentists are exceptionally well-qualified to perform thanks to their knowledge of facial anatomy and their dexterity in performing delicate treatments on a daily basis. That is why we offer them at Crendon Dental Centre by our highly trained facial aesthetic practitioners.
As with all non-surgical treatments, these effects will gradually wear off so you will need top-ups to maintain smoother, plumper skin. If anti-wrinkle injections are used regularly however, you will be able to wait longer between top-up appointments.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to relax certain facial muscles. Our fully qualified, experienced dentist will invite you in for a consultation where your skin will be assessed, and your treatment plan discussed.
An ultra-fine needle is used to precisely deliver small amounts of a purified protein. This protein prevents certain facial muscles from contracting and stops the skin from creasing and is an ideal treatment for dynamic wrinkles, particularly in the upper part of the face, such as crow’s feet (around the eyes) and forehead lines.
Treatment takes around 15-30 minutes and effects will show within two weeks. There is no need for a recovery period following the procedure, although your skin may feel a bit sensitive for about an hour afterwards.
Two weeks after treatment, we will review the treatment progress and a top-up can be administered if required.
Dermal fillers can enhance skin by smoothing lines and plumping up areas of lost elasticity. They can be used to contour the cheeks and chin, correct acne or chickenpox scars, and fill deep lines. They can also restore a more youthful look to lips that have become thinner and lost definition.
For those afraid of pain, another benefit of these treatments taking place in a clinical setting is that local anaesthetic can be administered when a topical anaesthetic is not sufficient. Tiny amounts of the gel-like filler are then injected with a very fine needle. Treatment takes around 20-30 minutes and there is no need to take time out to recover. The effects of dermal fillers are instant and will last several months.
If you are considering facial aesthetics for the first time, it is natural to have questions and some concerns. Why not book a free consultation to find out more about facial aesthetics.