‘Facial aesthetics’ is the term used to define non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. These are available to individuals at their dentist Liverpool. People develop wrinkles, uneven skin tones, age spots and fine lines due to numerous reasons – stress, age, the environment and lifestyle are considered to be the key factors that contribute to this. The purpose of facial rejuvenation is to give individuals a more radiant and youthful appearance. Facial aesthetics smooth unwanted wrinkles and add definition and contour to the face.
Different types of facial aesthetics
Many dentists can offer several different types of facial rejuvenation treatments. These include dermal fillers, injections used for the reduction of wrinkles and chemical peels.
Wrinkle reduction is more commonly known as Botox and is one of the most popular rejuvenation treatments that patients undergo. The procedure involves injecting a natural substance into the designated area and its aim is to relax the muscles and give the wrinkles a smoother appearance. It targets the wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead.
Dermal fillers provide another popular facial rejuvenation treatment that patients opt for when they visit their dentist. One of the main types of dermal fillers approved in the UK is the well-known Juvederm. The fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance that is originally formed by the skin. Hyaluronic acid works to keep the skin looking plump, youthful and hydrated. Dermal fillers are also made up of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) which is another substance that is found naturally in the skin. CaHa targets deep wrinkles and lines and helps to stimulate the production of natural collagen. Individuals can visit a reliable dentist where appropriate and undergo one of these procedures. It is important that people undertake thorough research before choosing which dentist to go to and to ensure that the procedure is right and appropriate for them.
What is the procedure?
Individuals will need to undertake a thorough consultation with their dentist to determine whether they can have dermal fillers. Often if people suffer from skin allergies or have skin conditions or infections it will not be safe for them to have dermal fillers until this has resolved itself. People often worry that the procedure is painful, however the dentist will use topical anaesthesia to ensure that patients have a comfortable and relaxing experience. There will be slight swelling and discomfort for the first 24 hours after the treatment. The results usually last between 6 to 12 months and so facial rejuvenation is not a permanent solution. Therefore it is essential for patients to ensure that they have the procedure again to maintain their youthful and hydrated complexion.
A facial rejuvenation treatment is not covered under the NHS as it is a cosmetic procedure and therefore patients will need to speak to their dentist at the initial consultation and discuss the best plan and options on an individual case-by-case basis. However the procedures are financially viable as they last a long time and there are many payment options that are available which the dentist will be able to go through in detail.