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.

The benefits of Botox for wrinkle reduction

If you have unwanted wrinkles, lines, or folds on your facial skin, Botox can be the perfect treatment. Hertford Dental Care offers a selection of facial aesthetics treatments delivered by highly-skilled and fully-qualified practitioners.

wrinkle-reductionWrinkle reduction is top of many people’s wish lists when they are asked about what they would like to change about their facial skin. At Hertford Dental Care we offer Botox for wrinkle reduction, providing an excellent and non-invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery.

For a long time, plastic surgery was the only real option for rejuvenating the facial skin. There were three issues with this: first, it was very expensive, putting treatment out of reach of many people. Secondly, it came with quite a lot of down time for recovery, which could be uncomfortable and forced you to take time off work. Thirdly, all surgery has risks attached – they are very minimal if you visit a skilled and well-respected cosmetic surgeon, but nevertheless they exist and were enough to put some people off seeking treatment.

The advent of Botox and other facial aesthetics treatments has moved the goal posts. Now it is possible to enjoy the benefits of wrinkle reduction without any down time. Treatment involves the use of a purified form of the botulinum type A toxin, delivered in gel form via pain-free injection here at our Hertford clinic.

On average it takes between five and ten minutes to treat one area of the face with Botox at Hertford Dental Care. This means that you can pop in for treatment on your lunch break and return to work as normal straight afterwards.

Unlike dermal fillers, which have results that are immediately visible, it takes between four and seven days for the full effects of treatment with Botox from Hertford Dental Care to be seen. Whilst this is not a permanent treatment, depending on the area involved the results will last between three and six months before you need to return to our Hertford clinic for a repeat procedure.

At Hertford Dental Care, Botox can be used to treat a number of areas, including:

  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Smoker’s lines

Dermal fillers and facial aesthetics – the perfect complement to cosmetic dental treatment

Dermal fillers provide an excellent choice for wrinkle reduction and plumping up of the skin. At Hertford Dental Care we offer a number of facial aesthetics treatments, designed to combat the premature signs of ageing without the need to go under the surgeon’s knife.

Facial aesthetics – dermal fillers and Botox – have caused something of a revolution in the anti-ageing industry. Not so long ago, the only way to get rid of unwanted lines, wrinkles, and folds, was to have plastic surgery. This was very expensive, which meant it was out of reach for most people. Additionally, albeit that they were very small, all types of surgery comes with risks, which was enough to put some people who could afford it off.

facial-aesthetic-hertfordThanks to the rise and rise of non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments, more people than ever before are able to enjoy the benefits of younger-looking skin.

We use the popular Juvéderm system of dermal fillers at our Hertford clinic. Dermal fillers work by replacing lost hyaluronic acid and/or collagen from beneath the surface of the skin, restoring a natural-looking plumped up and rejuvenated appearance.

Hyaluronic acid is lost from the skin as we get older. Dietary factors such as drinking too much alcohol or not drinking enough water, along with spending too much time in the sun without wearing adequate protection can all play a contributory role, whilst habits such as smoking can cause permanent lines to appear around the lips.

These so called “smoker’s lines” are one of the areas we can treat with dermal fillers or other facial aesthetics procedures at our Hertford clinic.

Unlike other facial aesthetics procedures such as Botox, with dermal fillers the results will be visible instantly. Suitable areas for treatment at our Hertford clinic include:

  • Neck
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Under the eyes
  • Forehead

When you come into Hertford Dental Care for a facial aesthetics consultation, your practitioner will discuss the merits of both dermal fillers and Botox, so that you can choose the most appropriate option to suit your needs.

Whilst results aren’t permanent, they can last six months or more.

Using Botox for wrinkle reduction

Botox is an effective option for wrinkle reduction without needing to have surgery. Hertford Dental Care offers a range of Botox-based treatments, which are provided by fully-trained and qualified medical professionals.

Indeed, if you are looking for Botox, wrinkle reduction, or facial aesthetics of any sort, you should always seek a medically-qualified practitioner, such as a doctor, nurse, or dentist, who has undergone accredited Botox and/or facial aesthetics training.

wrinkle-reductionAt our Hertford clinic we have an experienced team of trained practitioners, who have carried out many successful wrinkle reduction procedures using either Botox, dermal fillers, or a combination of both.

How treatment works

Botox is perhaps the best-known facial aesthetics procedure in the UK. It is primarily used for wrinkle reduction, although it has a range of other uses, from treating pockets under the eyes to helping to lessen the effects of excessive sweating.

Treatment involves the use of a purified form of the botulinum type A toxin, which is delivered as a gel via pain-free tiny injection here at our Hertford clinic. It works by forcing the tiny facial muscles below the surface to relax, which is excellent for wrinkle reduction because it smooths out the skin above, lessening the appearance of unwanted lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Suitable areas for treatment at our Hertford clinic include frown lines (between the eyebrows), crow’s feet (around the eyes), smoker’s lines (around the lips) and forehead lines.

Hertford Botox for wrinkle reduction

The Botox injections at our Hertford clinic are pain-free, and usually take just a few minutes to complete. As a guide, it usually takes between five and ten minutes to treat one area, which means it is possible to pop in for treatment during your lunch break.

Unlike dermal fillers, which have immediately visible results, it takes a few days for the full results of treatment to emerge. Indeed, they can take between four and seven days to fully appear, getting more and more obvious every day.

Botox treatment won’t last forever, but depending on the areas treated, it can be between four and six months before you need to return to our Hertford clinic for repeat treatment.

Using dermal fillers to beat the signs of ageing

Dermal fillers are an excellent way to combat many of the common premature signs of ageing. Hertford Dental Care offers treatment with both dermal fillers and Botox to treat issues such as lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume in the facial skin and/or lips.

dermal-fillers-hertfordWhilst Botox treatment involves relaxing the tiny facial muscles below the surface of the skin, dermal fillers replace lost hyaluronic acid to plump up and rejuvenate your skin’s appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance which we being to lose gradually as we get older.

Factors such as spending a lot of time in the sun without using a high-factor sun protection cream, drinking too much alcohol, or not drinking enough water can all take their toll on the skin. Diller treatment from Hertford Dental Care can successfully reverse all of these problems.

At Hertford Dental Care we use the renowned Juvéderm form of dermal fillers, which uses sterile hyaluronic acid gel made from non-animal sources. These dermal fillers are suitable for treating a number of areas, including:

  • Naso-labial folds
  • Marionette lines around the lips
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Lips

Dermal fillers should always be provided by a suitably trained and qualified medical professional, such as a dentist, nurse, or doctor, to ensure that results look as natural as they do beautiful. At Hertford Dental Care we are highly experienced in delivering facial aesthetics treatments.

Hertford dermal fillers

The Juvéderm dermal fillers used at Hertford Dental Care are delivered by pain-free injection, and usually take just a few minutes to complete. Unlike Botox, the result of treatment with fillers is visible instantly, meaning you can drop in during your lunch hour, have treatment, and walk looking and feeling many years younger.

As with Botox, fillers are not permanent, but depending on the area treated the results should last between six and 12 months before you need to return to our Hertford dental clinic for a repeat procedure.

Local anaesthetic will either be applied to your skin before your injection, or will be ready-included in the syringe, ensuring the procedure is pain-free.

Botox and dermal fillers: the perfect wrinkle reduction treatments

Both Botox and dermal fillers are an excellent option for those seeking effective wrinkle reduction treatments without the need for surgery. Hertford Dental Care offers a range of facial aesthetics treatments designed to combat the premature signs of ageing, using either Botox, Juvéderm fillers, or a combination of both.

wrinkle-reduction-treatmentsFacial aesthetics treatments should always be provided by medically qualified professionals – dentists, doctors, or nurses. By having Botox treatment at Hertford Dental Care you can be assured of results that look both beautiful and natural, with no danger of the “overdone” look that some celebrities have famously fallen victim to in the past.

How does Botox work?

Botox treatment involves the use of a purified version of the botulinum type A toxin in gel form, delivered by pain-free injection at Hereford Dental Care. Many of the unwanted lines, folds, and wrinkles that start to appear as permanent fixtures on our face as we get older are caused by repeated contraction of the tiny facial muscles, which show as wrinkles or lines on the skin.

Many factors contribute to these undesirable signs of ageing, including habits such as smoking or spending a lot of time in the sun without wearing adequate sun protection.

Botox works by temporarily relaxing these facial muscles, smoothing out the skin above and lessening the appearance of the wrinkles, lines, and folds. Whilst these results are temporary, you will usually enjoy them for three to six months (depending on the area treated) before you need to come back to our Hertford dental clinic for a repeat treatment.

The delivery of Botox treatment at Hertford Dental Care is fast and pain-free. Typically it takes just five to ten minutes to treat one area, meaning that you can pop in for treatment during your lunch break. Results continue to develop over the next four to seven days, again depending on the area treated.

Botox is suitable for a number of areas, including for treating crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and pockets under the eyes.

Hertford Dental Care welcomes new patients for no-obligation aesthetics consultations to learn more about how these treatments can help them.