Dermal fillers and facial aesthetics: how to combat premature signs of ageing

Dermal fillers and other facial aesthetics procedures offer an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery to reduce the appearance of premature lines and wrinkles. Hertford Dental Care offers both dermal fillers and Botox treatments to beat the unwanted signs of ageing, creating results that look both beautiful and natural.

dermal-fillersA dentist is an excellent candidate to provide dermal fillers and facial aesthetics treatments, because they have an extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the head, face, and neck, as well as of the location of facial nerves. The facial aesthetics treatments provided at Hertford Dental Care are carried out by an experienced team who have undergone full accredited training in dermal fillers and Botox.

The differences between Botox and dermal fillers

Whilst Botox treatment involves relaxing tiny facial muscles below the surface to smooth out the skin on top, dermal fillers plump up the skin to create a naturally more youthful appearance. At Hertford Dental Care we use the renowned Juvéderm brand of dermal fillers, which are known for producing excellent results.

As we get older, our skin starts to lose some of its naturally occurring hyaluronic acid and collagen. Dermal fillers work by replacing this with a synthetic alternative.

At Hertford Dental Care our filler treatments are delivered via painless injection, which either incorporate a local anaesthetic into the syringe, or are provided after anaesthetic has been applied directly on to the skin.

Unlike Botox, which takes a few days for results to fully show, with fillers you will see the results immediately. Whilst the results are not permanent, they should last between six and 12 months, depending on the area treated, the injection technique used, and on your skin type. Follow-up procedures at Hertford Dental Care will help to ensure that your skin maintains a naturally youthful, plumped-up appearance.

Among the areas we can treat with dermal fillers at Hertford Dental Care are:

  • Lips
  • Naso-labial lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Cheeks
  • Mouth to chin lines
  • Glabellar lines
  • Forehead lines

It only takes a few minutes for fillers to be administered at our Hertford clinic, and there is no post-treatment down time.