When you look in the mirror and notice the first signs of ageing with fine lines appearing, it may not be your first thought to contact a dental practice. And yet, we are highly experienced in facial anatomy. Here at The Dental Studio, we offer a range of facial aesthetics treatments, including anti-wrinkle injections, and neck lifts, as well as facial fillers.
Whenever you smile or frown, your facial muscles crease your skin and these creases can become deeper and more noticeable as you get older. A number of factors can heighten the appearance of wrinkles, such as your level of alcohol consumption, whether or not you smoke, as well as genetics and sun exposure. One of our most popular treatments for facial aesthetics in Colchester are anti-wrinkle injections, and they are probably the most popular treatment in the UK.
Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily relaxing the muscles beneath your skin. Then when you smile or frown, your skin will not crease. Softening the lines in areas such as the forehead, on the neck area or where you have crow’s feet allows you to have a fresh faced appearance. These injections can also help people who suffer with excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis).
A single area can be treated in as little as 10 to 20 minutes. Treatment is suitable for both men and women, as long as you aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding. There may be some slight swelling after treatment, but this should be reduced after several hours with results beginning to be noticeable within 4 to 5 days, and the best results will be achieved 2 to 3 weeks after treatment. It keeps working well after the injections have finished! In fact, you won’t need any further injections until around 3 to 5 months after treatment and subsequent treatments tend to have a greater impact.
Treatment should only have mild discomfort and doesn’t require local anaesthetic. The skin can be treated with a topical anaesthetic cream afterwards, so there’s no need to be afraid of freshening up your face and giving yourself the glow you’re looking for when you look in the mirror! Most importantly, the results are natural and only the targeted area of your face is affected and all other areas continue to function normally.
Facial fillers work in a similar way to anti-wrinkle injections. A substance – Restylane gel – is injected into the skin to reduce the folds and wrinkles, plumping up the skin for a smoother appearance. The gel’s main ingredient is hyaluronic acid and this naturally occurs in human skin and helps to rehydrate the skin and repair damaged tissue. Although everyone is different, results typically last for between 6 to 9 months and you will have a fresher and more youthful appearance. The fillers can also be used on other areas of the body such as hands, the neck and your decolletage.
For a non-invasive solution to a youthful jawline, we have the Nefertiti lift. This works by the use of anti-wrinkle injections to relax the muscles in targeted areas in order for other areas to perform better without the resistance of the injected muscles, and thus reducing any sagginess in the neck area.
If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help you achieve a more natural, youthful glow, why not come and have a consultation with us about facial aesthetics in Colchester; we’ll be more than happy to discuss your needs and get you on the path to being more radiant, inside and out.