Facial aesthetics

Are you concerned about the effects of ageing on your appearance?

Wrinkles are part of the ageing process as, over time, the structural makeup of your skin alters. Skin slows down its ability to produce good collagen and elasticity from the late twenties. As the body ages, the appearance and characteristics of our skin change.

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Age, hormones, sun exposure and smoking, all have a part to play, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Skin may feel slighter rougher and less elastic. The amount of Hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance produced by your skin, decreases with age, causing us to retain less water. The oil-producing (sebaceous) glands become less active and our skin becomes drier. The face also loses fat, so it looks less plump and smooth. As the ageing process progresses, we also find that everything ‘heads south’ and folds and lines appear that can be quite prominent.

As we get older, we start to see two kinds of wrinkles appear:

  • Dynamic lines which form only when moving the muscle, like a frown for example.
  • Static lines, which are wrinkles that have become ingrained into the skin due to the volume loss.

Treating both of these main components of facial ageing leads to natural, balanced and refined outcomes.

Can you stop or slow down the process?

Of course, you can never stop the natural ageing process, but a healthy diet and lifestyle will help slow this down and may minimise ageing effects. Regular exercise, keeping hydrated, along with a healthy diet will all help.

But if you’re looking for something to help you to look rejuvenated, and restore your personal confidence, facial aesthetic treatments may be used to soften lines and define facial contours.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers plump out fine lines and wrinkles to restore a more youthful appearance, and at Abbey Mead Dental & Implant Clinic we understand the importance of maintaining healthy, young skin using the most natural option available. We use a dermal filler called hyaluronic acid (HA), which is something that already naturally occurs in the body – in fact about 50 percent of the body’s HA is found in the skin. As we age the levels of HA decrease and our skin loses hydration, causing classic signs of ageing. HA dermal fillers are a popular option to support the skin’s structures and moisture, effectively delaying these classic signs of ageing.

Facial Sculpting

Fillers can be used to define and enhance facial features. Restoring volume to cheeks and under the eyes (tear troughs) can give a fresh, rejuvenated appearance. Nose, chins and jaw-lines can be subtly reshaped to create facial harmony.

 

Lip Enhancement

Soft, hydrating fillers specially designed for the lip area can restore fullness that has become depleted through time. The lip line can be re-balanced, defined and accentuated – anything from a mild enhancement to a full re-shaping of the lips.

 

Procedure

HA can restore lost volume in the cheeks, nose, between the eyebrows and around the mouth, as well as address deep lines and wrinkles.

At Abbey Mead Dental & Implant Clinic we will discuss with you an agreed and personalised treatment plan to achieve the look you envision and your treatment will be tailored to you. The procedure is straightforward and consists of a few small injections to administer the filler. We apply an anaesthetic cream and the whole procedure for HA dermal fillings will take between half an hour to an hour, while the effects can last from a few months to a couple of years.

We offer solutions to help you restore a healthier, younger looking you. These treatments are a fuss-free and straightforward option if you are looking to soften lines and wrinkles, or to lift your brows or jowls. Book a consultation to see if these treatments could suit you.

If ageing skin is a concern of yours then Abbey Mead Dental & Implant Clinic are pleased to offer consultations for the following facial aesthetic treatments:

  • Dermal fillers
  • Solutions for lines and wrinkles

A complete skin consultation and analysis of your face is provided by our trained team. Relax in a calm, safe environment, where you can take the time to decide on the right skin solution for you.

Why do dentists offer this treatment?

Dentists are highly knowledgeable about the anatomy of the face and understand how to treat it safely. They’re used to looking at people’s faces to observe symmetry and balance to create aesthetically pleasing smiles. Dentists also have skills honed with years of administering injections in difficult and restrictive areas, which also enables them to use traditional local anaesthesia if necessary.

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