Category: Facial Aesthetics

Did You Know Your Dentist in Bayswater Offers Facial Aesthetics?

It’s true, and it you think about it, your dentist in Bayswater is extremely well-qualified to ensure treatment is safe, and that the results are very natural. But what exactly is facial aesthetics?

Facial Aesthetics in BayswaterIt is the use of Botox botulinum toxin and/or dermal fillers to help rejuvenate your appearance. A lot of people are a bit alarmed at the thought of a toxin being injected into their face, but this is a purified form of the toxin, and is only used in extremely small quantities. The aim is to help weaken the nerve signals to facial muscles, lessening the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines, and it works well on crow’s feet, softening their appearance. Our dentist in Bayswater will only use the very smallest amount necessary to help relax these muscles. This helps to ensure you can still move your facial muscles, and that you can still express emotions. Rest assured you will not end up with a frozen expression. The treatment will last anywhere from three to six months before gradually wearing off. It is perfect if you have just noticed fine lines are beginning to develop, as it works best on lines that are not deep seated and which have only recently formed.

If your wrinkles and lines are a little more well-established then you may be better off having dermal fillers. These help to replace lost volume from the face, plumping out the skin and filling out lines and wrinkles. The treatment uses a substance that occurs naturally in the body. This substance is called hyaluronic acid, and production gradually slows as part of the aging process. Dermal fillers can be used by your dentist in Bayswater to help reshape facial contours such as the cheeks and chin, and to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. The most common areas to be treated include the lines that develop in between the eyebrows, and the lines between the nose and mouth.

Dermal fillers will last for quite a while, but the effects are not permanent. Treatment can last anywhere from six to twelve months, and this large variation is due to the fact that it can depend on a number of different factors. These factors include age and lifestyle, and skin type.

Both Botox in Bayswater and dermal fillers are injected into the skin at points that will have been pre-identified by your dentist in Bayswater. The needles used are extremely fine, but if you are particularly sensitive to discomfort then your dentist may apply a topical cream to help numb the area being injected. It is possible that you may see a slight reddening in the area being treated, but this should soon fade. In the case of Botox, it can take a week or so for the full effects to manifest.

If you are interested in either of these treatments, then the best thing to do is to book a dental appointment with your dentist in Bayswater. They will be able to tell you which will work best for you, or if it is worthwhile considering a combination of the two.