Some people think it’s pretty weird that dentists are providing Botox and dermal fillers, but actually it makes good sense. In recent years, Botox and dermal fillers have gained an important place in our dental practices, whether it be for aesthetic or medical reasons. In fact, dentists are the ideal health professionals to deliver Botox and dermal fillers for many reasons.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we are aware that many people not only want a great smile, but would also like to look younger by improving the condition of their skin. Due to this, our dentist in W1 provides facial rejuvenation treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers, which are carefully chosen because we believe them to be amongst the safest and most effective facial aesthetics treatments available.
Botox and dermal fillers
Botox is the trade name for botulinum toxin, which comes in the form of a purified protein. This protein is injected into the facial muscles and, within a few hours, it attaches itself to their nerve endings, affecting their ability to move. In 3-10 days after the treatment, the skin above these muscles becomes nice and smooth. The effects last approximately 3-4 months depending the amount of Botox injected and the metabolism of the patient.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are synthetic gels made of hyaluronic acid, which are also injected into the skin. Dermal fillers are being used to eliminate or soften wrinkles, reduce scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace lost volume. Results can be seen immediately and can last up to a year.
Why choose a dentist in W1?
An experienced dentist, such as those at our dental clinic, has years of professional history related to the delicate tissues, nerves, and muscles of the face and the mouth. Dentists are also already familiar with performing injections for anaesthesia and simply require further training to learn the correct methods for applying Botox and dermal fillers.
While Botox and dermal fillers are not dental procedures, they are part of an increasing skill set that dentists are in an excellent position to master and offer to their clients.