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Facial aesthetics at the dentist

While various dental procedures may be an obvious guess as to what is on offer at a dentist it may be less obvious to patients that it is an ideal place to enhance facial aesthetics too. Dentists are trained at the highest standard not only for their ability to take care of a patient’s smile but also in all areas of the face, which means they are in an excellent position to safely administer the products that are used in facial rejuvenation with ease and professional expertise.

What is on offer?

Patients may be pleased to hear that while their dental health is seen to with the utmost care they are able to likewise take care of signs of ageing and/or be able to enhance particular facial features as well with botox and dermal filler injections. These injectables are approved by the FDA for cosmetic procedures and are a minimally invasive way to achieve impressive results:

Botox and Azzalure – this is an injectable that contains the protein botulinum toxin which is used to block the nerves which go to certain muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Only a very small amount of botox is injected with a very fine needle to key troublesome areas that may be causing patients concern: Forehead lines, frown lines between the brows, crows feet or laugh lines, and lines around the mouth can all be softened and smoothed away with a quick botox treatment that takes only a few minutes. Results will be noticed in less than a week and can last 3-6 months depending on the individual.

Dermal fillers – these Restylane and Juvederm injections can help restore lost volume to the face. As one ages, the skin may begin to sag as it loses its elasticity, this will cause once plump and youthful areas to appear flattered and/or appear as though they are drooping. By injecting these gels under the skin, dentists are able to restore a youthful shape that helps to create a more fresh appearance to the face, areas that can be treated are:

Cheeks

patient in the dental clinicBy filling the tops of the cheekbones one can restore a fullness that is seen in youthful individuals thus recreating the inverted triangular face shape associated with those in their early 20s.

Folds and wrinkles

Lines and folds that run from the nose to the mouth can make people appear much older than they are and are a very clear sign of ageing. With these injectables, dentists are able to restore fullness to the area in order to help create a more youthful aesthetic.

Lips

Fuller lips are more luscious, and with these dermal fillers, one can boost the volume of one’s lips in order to create a more plump and defined lip contour for a better aesthetic and more symmetrical looking face.

These fillers are injected by the millilitre into key areas to enhance patients’ aesthetics, as always the expertise provided by the dentist is second to none and fully insured. The results are immediate and can last from 6-12 months depending on the individual and where on their face they receive treatment.

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