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22 February 2017

Facial aesthetics in Camden in depth – dermal fillers

It is good to have choices. When you visit Ace Dental in Camden, facial aesthetics are one of the choices we are now offering our patients. This means that you can work on your whole facial look with us alongside any refinements to your smile.

We can talk you through all of our treatments, how they differ and what they entail when you visit. The two main options are dermal fillers and Botox. Here we focus on dermal fillers.

How fillers work

The active ingredient in dermal fillers is usually either hyaluronic acid or collagen, both of which are naturally produced in the body, but production is reduced as we age.

Dermal fillers plump up areas of the skin to soften the overall appearance and smooth out wrinkles. This means they are effective in areas where fine lines have developed or natural folds in your face have deepened due to a loss of elasticity in the skin. A good example might be the nasolabial fold which runs from your nose to your mouth. Some people use dermal fillers to smooth out the appearance of scars.

They are not effective in areas where lines are formed by your facial expression as they do nothing to prevent this from happening.

What will happen

Your dentist will talk through the process in detail when you have facial aesthetics in Camden. One of the reasons why you might consider having dermal fillers at your dentist is because they are administered by injection. As a trained, medical professional, you dentist already has experience working with this kind of procedure.

They will either apply a topical anaesthetic or inject a small amount along with your fillers. This should alleviate any discomfort.

How long will it last

This treatment usually lasts a little longer than other common procedures with patients reporting effects that last a year or more. The exact length of time varies from patient to patient depending on your bodily responses, age and the areas where you have treatment. Around the lips, for example, tends to last for less time because this is a very active area.

Dermal fillers can be combined with Botox treatments for a comprehensive makeover. Talk to one of our team at Ace Dental to see what you can achieve.

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