Smoothing out your face to frame your smile

Woman undergoing botox injections treatment

If you have invested a lot of time and money in making sure your teeth and gums are healthy and in perfect condition, you might be feeling a bit disappointed if your face is not providing the perfect frame for that perfect smile. If the years are catching up with you and giving your face problems like wrinkles, folds and hollows, maybe it’s time to go to the dentist for facial aesthetics treatment.

Increasing numbers of dental practices, such as Ace Dental in Camden, are offering facial aesthetics procedures that are quick, often taking just 30 minutes, with many people experiencing no pain at all and minimal side effects. And who better to help you create a younger looking face than a dentist who has already been highly trained in the anatomy of the skin, muscles, tendons and nerves of the face?

Treatments on offer

Facial aesthetics treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers, offer an affordable and effective way to address the effects of ageing.

Dermal fillers are non-surgical injections of hyaluronic acid or collagen, which plump out the folds that run from your nose to your mouth, as well as your lips, cheeks and chin.

The body naturally produces hyaluronic acid and collagen, but it produces less and less as we age. The results of dermal fillers are instant and can often last up to 12 months, although fillers in lips will need to be topped up more frequently.

Botox is the brand name for a product containing an active ingredient called botulinum type A toxin. Botox works by smoothing out facial lines. It is injected into areas with wrinkles, such as the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, the crow’s feet around the eyes and surprise lines across the forehead. Botox blocks the impulses that run along the nerves to the muscles in these areas. It slowly takes effect over the next few days, effectively paralysing the tiny muscles that hold the wrinkle in place. The result being that the wrinkles smooth out and disappear.

Why not see if your dentist offers facial aesthetics treatments? You can then find out how they can help you frame your beautiful smile with a more youthful looking face.