Advancements in cosmetic dentistry have revolutionised many dental treatments and have made it possible to achieve the smile of your dreams in many different ways. But now that your teeth are looking much better aesthetically, isn’t it time to consider your face and the areas around your smile? Beautiful teeth are the centrepiece of your face, which can also be transformed with the aid of facial aesthetics.
In the past few years, an increasing number of dental practices, including Ace Dental in Camden, have been offering non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments to complement your smile and restore a more youthful appearance. For instance, non-surgical facial aesthetics such as Botox injections and dermal fillers, can help you eliminate your fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox (short for the protein and neurotoxin Botolinum type A toxin) is used widely as a muscle relaxant injection for the treatment of wrinkles and deep lines. When injected in the facial tissue, the toxin slows down the muscles which are responsible for face movements. As we age, skin loses its firmness, and wrinkles begin to form. Botox is one of the most effective skin treatments for slightly altering the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. Botox injections can last anywhere between three and ninth months, but have to be repeated for optimal results.
As we grow up, our skin loses its natural elasticity and becomes less flexible. As such, lips can lose their plumpness, fine lines and wrinkles may appear around the mouth and nose area and cheeks can start to look recessed and hollow. Dermal fillers, which are made from synthetic hyaluronic acid, are a popular aesthetic treatment used to restore volume to the lips and cheeks and thus reduce facial lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are safe, long-lasting and offer natural results. However, one has to be careful since there are some dermal fillers on the market can be quite substandard.
Both Botox injections and dermal fillers are becoming easily accessible from general dentists. Skilled dentists are ideal for administering these treatments, because they work in the area of the face and use injections as part of common dental treatments. At the end of the day, it all comes down to ease, preference, convenience, cost and patient discretion.