There are some people who believe in growing old gracefully, although quite what this means could be open to interpretation. For some people, this may mean allowing nature to take its course, accepting the effects that time, weather and gravity have on their faces. For many of us growing old gracefully now means taking care of our appearance and giving nature a helping hand now and then.
This is where facial aesthetic treatments combine beautifully with cosmetic dentistry. You may have invested time and money into improving the appearance of your teeth and feel really happy. Then you decide to take the next step; to invest in some facial aesthetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. These help to smooth out the lines and wrinkles which make you look older on the outside than you still feel on the inside.
Learning more about dermal fillers in Hertford
Dermal fillers work differently to Botox. While Botox is used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and crows feet to develop, dermal fillers are used to fill in lines and wrinkles. This is particularly useful to treat areas such as the naso labial folds that run from the sides of the nose down to the outer corners of the mouth.
Dermal fillers are also used to reduce the marionette lines around the mouth and as a filler to plump up your lips. The dermal filler is usually made from a non-animal source of sterile hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in younger skin but breaks down as we age. This is why our faces start to look more lined and lose the fresh smooth look it has when we are younger.
Dermal fillers in Hertford: roll back the years in minutes
Dermal fillers are administered as injections with a local anaesthetic. The local anaesthetic may be applied to the skin before the injections are given, or added to the syringe with the filler. This reduces or prevents any discomfort.
The effects of the treatment are immediately noticeable. Dermal fillers can last between six and 12 months. The results depend on your skin type, the area that’s been treated and the injection technique used. Fillers in the lips generally last about six months, so follow up treatments will be needed to maintain the improvement.