As we grow older, our skin changes. Some of these changes are controllable, whereas others are out of our hands and are simply associated with the natural process of ageing. Generally, genetics play an important role in how quickly the ageing process occurs. As we age, the outer layer of the skin becomes thinner and the proteins that provide our skin with suppleness and elasticity diminish. Our bodies produce less collagen and the elastin in our skin loses its strength, leading to the creation of fine lines and wrinkles. The ageing process can also be triggered by environmental conditions such as sun exposure, as well as smoking, which constricts the blood vessels in the skin, resulting in less oxygen.
At Ace Dental, we understand that skin ageing cannot be entirely prevented, however, these days there are easily available treatments for it. Fortunately, treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers can mask the signs of ageing and increase the volume of the skin. Whether or not you are noticing the obvious signs of ageing, a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists will help you decide whether facial aesthetics in Camden can help keep you looking great.
What is Botox?
Botox uses a special protein to control and block overactive nerve impulses in the skin, restricting muscular movement in the face. In doing so, Botox helps to relax the muscles that we use on a daily basis to talk, smile and express ourselves. This way, wrinkles and fine lines become less visible, providing the skin with a healthy and more youthful appearance. Botox is not a permanent treatment and will need to be repeated every few months. Depending on each patient, the results can last between 1-6 months.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are becoming more and more popular as a way to help soften the changes associated with ageing. Essentially, they fill in and soften wrinkles and fine lines, reduce scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace lost volume. The procedure usually only takes 30 minutes and the results are immediate and last up to eight months.
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