When you look in the mirror and notice a deep frown line across your forehead or wrinkles around the eyes or lips, fret not. You no longer have to contend with expensive surgical procedures just to smoothen out the wrinkles or those deep skin folds. More and more people are turning to injectable dermal fillers to rejuvenate their facial appearance.
In terms of convenience and accessibility, dermal filler services are now available within the safe and sanitised environment of the dentist’s office. That’s right, some cosmetic dentists are offering the injectable therapies to complement their expertise on smile and facial aesthetics. After all, like their medical counterparts, dentists have to undergo appropriate clinical training in the administration of injectable treatments. Dentists are trained to give local anaesthetic injections to increase the comfort of your oral treatments.
It also helps that dentists are well versed in the facial anatomy and the aesthetic harmony of facial features. As a relatively new cosmetic facial treatment, safety in the administration of the injectable treatment is undoubtedly at the top of patient’s minds. Dentists always use sterile or disposable (one-use only) instruments that will minimise the risk of cross-infection. When properly administered, injectable dermal fillers provide a safe means of smoothening out the wrinkles on your face using non-permanent, biodegradable hyaluronic acid (HA) or collagen-based fillers. This helps to boost a person’s natural HA concentration that depletes over time, while protecting the natural collagen structure in the skin from deteriorating. Finally dentists are required to hold professional indemnity insurance, which will protect the patient in the unlikely event of an unfavourable treatment.
Dermal filler products are predominantly based on the replenishment of your skin’s hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It is essentially the substance that gives the skin that youthful and supple look. When the amount of hyaluronic acid in our bodies start to decrease, the tell tale signs normally appear in the form of wrinkles and sagging skin. Not only are dermal fillers used to soften wrinkles and folds, they can also be used to increase fullness to narrow lips, contour the bridge of the nose and enhance sunken cheeks.
They are most popularly used to plump up your lips for that luscious smile that has graced many magazine covers. Done tastefully, the effect is subtle but prominent enough to convey that distinctly glamorous look that Hollywood A-listers are known for.
While dermal injections may be uncomfortable for some, getting your treatment performed by a qualified professional – such as your dentist – would likely help to smoothen out the bumps throughout the treatment process. The good news is, treatment results are almost immediately visible. Although you may need to repeat the treatment every 6-9 months to maintain the effect, you can also rest easy that the results are not permanent. Unlike a surgical procedure, it won’t end up like that tattoo you regret having for the rest of your life.
To find out more about the dentists and dermal fillers and the cosmetic services we provide, please book an appointment at Quality Dental in North Sydney by calling (02) 9922 1159 or visit www.qualitydental.com.au