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Looking Younger Without Going Under the Knife

A woman having a botox injection Did you know that last year the number of men and women having cosmetic surgery dropped to only 40% of its all-time high of 2015? It’s still a popular choice. One reason is the growing availability of temporary facial aesthetics treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers.

These are available at many dental practices, such as Ace Dental in Camden.

The reason more and more people are choosing their dentist for facial aesthetics is their intimate understanding of how the muscles, nerves, tendons, and skin of the head, face, mouth and neck work. They also have many years’ experience delivering injections with precision. Many have now specially trained in facial aesthetics, with a number of courses specifically aimed at dentists, nurses and doctors.

Here’s how the two most common treatments, Botox and dermal fillers, work.

Botox

Botox treatments focus on problem areas such as crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines and lines around the mouth. These areas are injected with just the right amount of Botox to temporarily block the nerve impulses to the muscles, which over the next few days relax and smooth out. The treatment will make you look younger and more refreshed.

Treatments with Botox last for about 4 months, so you may want to book a top-up session about 3 months after your initial treatment.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers work by plumping out the skin to smooth out folds, wrinkles and hollows that naturally form as a part of ageing.

As we age, we lose the collagen in our skin that fills it out, and we also gradually produce less of a vital substance called hyaluronic acid. This substance helps cells retain moisture. Dermal fillers replace your natural hyaluronic acid.

They can be used to plump out areas such as the lines that run between our noses and mouths, or wrinkles over the top lip that come from smoking, as well as crow’s feet and hollows in the cheeks.

Dermal fillers are administered via injection to produce a natural boost to your face, so it won’t look like you’ve had ‘work’ done.