Woman getting botoxPatients often invest a lot of time and money into having the best smile they can. For this reason, it makes sense that the rest of their face looks great too. In modern dentistry, there are many ways to help a patient look and feel their best and these involve facial aesthetics.

Botox and dermal fillers have become quite popular in recent years, mainly due to their wrinkle reducing qualities. However, for patients who are new to this type of treatment, it can be confusing who to choose for their treatment and a dentist in Manchester, such as those at Smylife, may not be the obvious choice.

As a matter of fact, dentists are highly skilled medical professionals who have to go through extensive training to qualify and have a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the face. Dentists are perfectly capable of administering facial aesthetics treatments and can work with clients to meet their specific requirements.

What is Botox and how does it work?

Botox is a purified protein in injectable form that is used to block overactive nerve impulses, limiting muscle movement. In doing so, Botox helps to relax the muscles beneath the skin, so that fine lines and wrinkles become less visible. The dentist in Manchester will administer Botox injections in specific areas of the face such as the forehead and around the eyes, where wrinkles and fine lines tend to develop more prominently. Depending on each patient, the results can last from 1-6 months. Repetitive treatments will offer long-lasting results.

What are dermal fillers and how do they work?

Like Botox, dermal fillers target unwanted wrinkles and fine lines. However, unlike Botox, dermal fillers work by ‘filling in’ these wrinkles and fine lines and restoring lost facial volume. Dermal fillers contain synthetic hyaluronic acid and elastin, both of which are lost naturally from the skin through ageing. Because of their adaptable nature and different concentrations, when administered by a dentist in Manchester, dermal fillings can address a number of cosmetic issues including volume loss in the face and around the mouth caused by ageing, as well as lip volumising.

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