Roll back the signs of ageing with facial aesthetics
One of the main visible signs of ageing is when lines and wrinkles start to appear on our skin. Although this is entirely natural, it is something that most of us would like to avoid, or at least delay for some time.
Whilst lifestyles habits can help to keep our skin healthy looking for longer, for example by not smoking and staying hydrated, sooner or later, those first lines will appear.
The first thing that many people do is to reach for the various creams that are advertised. These can help, but many also simply mask the fact rather than treat it. In fact, one of the very few recognised ways of reducing facial lines and wrinkles is using facial aesthetic treatments of the type available at our Clapham dental practice.
At the Confidental Clinic, we help patients to have smoother skin by offering either Botox or dermal fillers. These have similar results, but are used for different problems. Botox is largely used for reducing the wrinkles on our face and it does this by relaxing the muscles that cause the wrinkles to appear. Please do not be concerned about some of the “horror” stories you may have heard regarding this treatment; Botox provides excellent and natural results when performed by experienced practitioners such as those at our Clapham dental surgery and only tends to cause problems in the hands of the inexperienced.
Dermal fillers are used to replace the collagen which is lost as we get older. It is this which gives our skin the fullness and elasticity of our youth. Dermal fillers are often used in areas such as the lines around our eyes or lips, or to give more fullness to our lips, which often thin as we get older.
Both treatments are administered by injections just under the surface of the skin. We are aware that some people do not like needles, but we can assure you that this treatment is not particularly painful, although you may feel a small pricking sensation as the needle enters the skin. One side effect of the treatment is that you may well notice some minor localised bruising in the area of the injection. This will only last for a day or two and should soon return to normal. It is worth bearing this in mind though when booking your appointment and you may wish to avoid times when you have important social occasions or interviews, for example.
We are confident that you will be delighted with the results of your facial treatment at our Clapham practice, and, although the results are not permanent, they are quite long lasting and the treatment can be repeated at any time that you wish with no side effects. In fact, some patients do have these treatments at regular intervals to maintain a smooth skin appearance.
If you live in the Clapham or Battersea area and would like to see what we can do to help you with younger looking skin, please call the Confidental Clinic on 020 7801 9060.