When you think of going to the dentist, you may imagine getting a scale and polish and rinsing with the pink water. What you might not be thinking of is popping in to get a more youthful appearance. And yet a trip to a dentist Soho could change all that. Some dental practices are now offering facial aesthetics treatments. It may sound like a strange place to go to get your facial aesthetics treatments – what’s wrong with the beauty salon around the corner? But the fact is, this is an industry that isn’t yet regulated in the UK and so visiting your dentist is arguably a savvy move. Why? Because dentists are experts in facial anatomy. They are used to carrying out delicate procedures and their dental practices have to meet the highest health and safety standards. As such, there should be minimal risk of infection and you have a highly trained professional delivering your treatment for you.
What type of treatment can I get?
Some of the popular facial aesthetics treatments that are being offered are anti-wrinkle treatments. These use an injectable solution that contains botulinum toxin type A. Your dentist will inject the areas of concern and the botulinum toxin type A blocks the nerve impulses, which allows the face to relax and the skin to appear smoother and more youthful. They also offer dermal fillers, where you have hyaluronic acid gels that are injected into the fine lines and wrinkles, and this plumps them up and makes them look smoother. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid and this is the substance that gives your skin its natural elasticity. As we age, however, our natural production of this starts to deplete and so the dermal fillers replicate the body’s production of this and give you a boost of youthfulness! Dermal fillers can also be used for facial contouring, as well as contouring the neck and hands. They can also be used as lip fillers to give you a perky pout!
How long does the treatment take?
The great thing about facial aesthetics treatments such as these is that they won’t take long to administer. Your treatment should only take several minutes, which will allow you to pop in to see your dentist during a lunch break, for example. No downtime will be required after the treatment and you won’t even require any local anaesthetic for anti-wrinkle treatments. With anti-wrinkle injections, you should see the best results within 4 to 7 days of having your treatment. With dermal fillers, you will need to have local anaesthetic, either mixed into the injection, or applied prior to having the fillers. However, it is not major surgery and you won’t need any downtime. Your results should also be instantaneous, which is certainly an exciting prospect if you’re a little impatient!
How long do the results last for?
For anti-wrinkle injections, the results should last for around 3 months, before you will need to get a top-up to maintain your fresh face. For dermal fillers, the results can last up to around 12 months, although it is normally 6 months for lip fillers.
So, if you are looking for a fresh face, surprise yourself by getting great facial aesthetics treatments from a dentist.