Dentistry has so many great techniques to keep your teeth looking in mint condition, but did you know that the dentists at Crofts Dental Practice in Essex can also offer treatments for your face?
Your dental team already has an in-depth knowledge of your facial anatomy, along with years of post-graduate experience in taking care of it. Even though using the dentist for facial aesthetics may seem a bit weird, the more you think about it, the more sense it makes. When you consider how much time dentists have spent learning and training, you can see that we have great skills needed to deliver facial aesthetics in precise pain-free ways.
At Crofts Dental Practice, we use facial aesthetics to soften wrinkles and folds without permanent cosmetic surgery. The two most popular non-permanent treatments are Botox and dermal fillers. You can have them together or separately.Botox and dermal fillers complement each other wonderfully, one smoothing out wrinkles while the other fills out hollows.
We use fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. The body produces this substance naturally, using it to form bonds between skin cells and retain moisture. But production decreases from the age of about 30, resulting in the skin increasingly losing its glowing, plump look. Instead, without the levels of hyaluronic acid of our youth, the skin takes on a faded look and starts to hang from our bones, creating hollows. Dermal fillers plump out the face with something that is now missing. It works well in hollows such as the folds that run from the nose to the mouth, or the lines from the mouth to the chin. It also works well on plumping out a flattened top lip and on crow’s feet. People also use it on the backs of the hands. Effects last up to a year.
This is the brand name for injections of the botulinum A type toxin. This was originally created to stop excessive sweating, but scientists discovered that it also temporarily blocks signals from the nerves to contract muscles. When the muscles cannot contract, wrinkles can be smoothed out. Treatments take effect over a week and last for about 4 months. Botox is particularly popular for frown lines and forehead lines.