As we grow older, our skin tends to lose its suppleness, volume and elasticity, resulting to the creation of fine lines and wrinkles. This is due to genetics but also other external factors which can be controlled to a certain degree. Ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural ageing process, is the primary cause for the formation of wrinkles. Exposure to sunlight without proper protection breaks down your skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin. At the same time, smoking and alcohol can also cause the skin to lose its volume, contributing to wrinkling.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we understand that ageing is a complex process, however, you don’t have to live with its consequences. At our specialised dental clinic in W1, we offer rejuvenating treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers that will considerably reduce your wrinkles and fine lines and restore volume and elasticity to your skin. Our lead cosmetic dentist, Dr Elisa Facco, will examine your skin and help you determine which treatment is better for your individual needs. Both treatments are safe, do not require surgery and can be completed in just one visit to our dental clinic in W1.
Botox is a purified protein in injectable form that can minimise or even eliminate wrinkles and lines around the eyes, forehead and upper lip. The treatment targets deep lines and wrinkles in the forehead, which are created by the repeated movement of muscles in the area over the years. Appointments for Botox are short and can be combined with a dental treatment you are already scheduled for. In a few weeks, you will notice a fresher, younger look that lasts 3-4 months.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are commonly used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips and replace soft-tissue volume loss. Instead of slowing down the muscles, dermal fillers fill in the wrinkles and fine lines with synthetic collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin, adding volume and shape to our skin.
Interested in a skin makeover but don’t know where to start? Contact our W1 dental clinic today and we’ll schedule an appointment for you.