Think a trip to your dental surgery is all about your teeth?

Facial aesthetics you can have at your local dental practice

It can seem like a very strange world when you are able to have facial cosmetic work performed at your local dental practice, many people have never heard of it and would consider it unwise to trust a dental professional to perform any type of facial rejuvenation.

However, it is a somewhat unknown fact that dentists in Kings Hill and other areas are trained to be able to identify facial muscles, can locate nerve endings and have a thorough understanding of what each muscle group in your face is responsible for.

So, if you want to have some wrinkles erased or want to firm up your face, a trip to your dentist for facial aesthetics in Kings Hill is a quicker and often more affordable option than booking into a spa!

Here are the two most commonly performed facial cosmetic options available at most private dental practices, some basics on the procedures and some advice on aftercare.

Dermal fillers

A dermal filler is usually injected into the skin or lips, to plump their appearance temporarily. In the UK, most fillers contain a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin. As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, causing our skin to begin to sag and have a wrinkled appearance.

When dermal fillers are injected by your dental professional, you will usually have a numbing gel placed over your skin and then some injections to further numb the area where your fillers will be injected.

Dermal fillers typically last between 6 to18 months, depending on the facial area injected; fillers applied around the eyes have a shorter period of efficacy.

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The treatment usually takes between 20 to 30 minutes and afterwards, you will need to look out for signs of infection, such as reddening skin, severe pain, lumps or swelling of the skin around the injection site and signs of scarring.

 Botox

This world-renowned treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles and has a shorter lifespan than fillers, lasting between 3 to 4 months. Using botulinum toxin, your dental professional will temporarily immobilise specific nerves in your face, causing your facial muscles to relax and to decrease the appearance of wrinkles.

A shorter procedure than having dermal fillers, when you have Botox treatment, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly and you will have injections into the desired areas using a very fine needle, which takes around 10 minutes and is not usually uncomfortable.

After treatment is completed, you will not notice a change straight away and it may take up to 3 weeks to see the full effect. You will be required to pay attention to any unusual symptoms afterwards, such as headaches, drooping or a frozen facial expression.

If you notice any unwanted symptoms after either procedure is concluded, contact the practitioner who performed the procedure or in an emergency, go to your local Accident and Emergency Department.

 

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By |2019-12-13T21:33:14+00:00December 13th, 2019|Healthy Living|0 Comments

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