Should Patients Worry About Facial Treatments?

Should Patients Worry About Facial Treatments?

Safety aspects of anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers at our Clapham dental practice.

To anyone who has successfully had the lines and wrinkles on their faces treated using either Botox or dermal fillers, the idea of undergoing facial aesthetic treatment is no big deal. For many others though, who may be considering it but have not yet taken the first step, the thought may be quite worrying.

Unfortunately, for many people, their only encounter with cosmetic facial treatments has been through some of the more scaremongering stories in the daily tabloids. Usually this involves celebrities whose procedures have gone badly wrong. Understandably, given that this has been their only exposure, it can make some people think twice about having it done themselves.

Celebrity beauty gone wrong

Let us first take a look at why some of these procedures may have gone wrong. There are two likely possibilities. Firstly,  in the case of some celebrities, it’s the search for perfection. Where money is not an issue, some people may push to have as perfect an appearance as is possible. Even if we do not agree with what defines ‘perfection’, the reality is that, with money, it is usually possible to find someone who will push these procedures to the limit.

The desire for full lips, for example, may result in the now infamous ‘trout pout’.  Related to this issue is the fact that many professional facial clinics refuse to perform more ‘extreme’ treatments, thus forcing the customer to seek out less ethical clinicians who may lack the necessary skills or experience to perform an appropriate procedure.

In safe hands

Most patients of the Confidental Clinic in Clapham are not likely to want extreme makeovers, but are happy to see their lines and wrinkles reduced more sensibly. Thinning lips can also be improved with no risk of a ‘trout pout’ as the outcome. Our facial aesthetics team are fully trained and highly experienced and are always happy to discuss any concerns that you may have about this treatment. We will advise on any safety aspects and do reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel that it may cause an unacceptable outcome or put the patient at risk.

Although Botox is a deactivated toxin, it is perfectly safe to administer in small doses, regulated by a professional. It is injected into the desired areas using a very fine needle. After a few days it starts to work by relaxing the muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles to appear. There should be no risk to the patient and you should not be concerned that your face will appear to be ‘frozen’ and lacking the ability to smile as some people think. The only side effect that you may notice, is a little localised bruising where the needle has entered the skin. This will go within a short time though and your new smoother skin should last for a number of months.

Patient safety and satisfaction is at the heart of what we do at the Confidental Clinic and our experienced facial aesthetics team will discuss any factors that may affect your ability to have these procedures. Providing that you are a suitable patient; and most people are, you will soon have younger looking skin to be proud of.

For more information about either Botox or dermal fillers, please call our Clapham cosmetic dental practice on 020 7801 9060.