Wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers
Dentofacial aesthetics is an exciting new field for dentists and their patients. It gives dentists the opportunity to improve a patient's smile not just by fixing their teeth, but their entire mouth and surrounding areas as well. It's a truly comprehensive way of achieving the ideal smile makeover.
What is Dentofacial Aesthetics?
Lip fillers, skin fillers, and wrinkle relaxants have been popular cosmetic treatments for many years. Traditionally, these were the job of a plastic or cosmetic surgeon, or a beauty therapist. More and more today, however, we see dentists taking on the job themselves. Dentists have spent many years studying the human mouth and surrounding anatomy. They have the most in-depth knowledge of the ideal shapes and proportions of the human mouth to achieve a truly aesthetically pleasing smile. So it only makes sense that they should be the ones in charge of helping patients with their facial aesthetics.
The benefits of Dentofacial Aesthetics
There are many benefits to getting facial aesthetic work done. The two biggest reasons a patient seeks dentofacial aesthetics is one, to look younger, and two, to look refreshed and rejuvenated.
The more we use muscles around the eyes, nose, and mouth, the more pronounced wrinkles become. As we age, our skin also starts to produce less of the chemicals which give skin a full, youthful appearance. This particularly effects the skin around the cheeks, which becomes thinner and begins to sag. Combined, we start to look aged and tired well before our years. Stress, smoking, drinking, and environmental factors can also play a role in accelerating these natural processes.
Facial aesthetics allow us to reverse these signs of tiredness and aging. Dermal fillers, such as restyalane, can be used to give our cheeks a fuller, more youthful appearance. They can also be used to plump up lips to give them a more sensuous, rounder appearance.
Muscle relaxants remove wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscle. If the muscle can't contract fully to crease the skin, wrinkles don't form. Existing wrinkles become smoothed out as the muscle relaxes as well.
The end result is an awake, rested, vibrant appearance that sets back the signs of stress and age.
But perhaps the biggest benefit to dentofacial aesthetics isn't in looking younger and fresher, but in feeling younger and fresher. Dentofacial aesthetics helps improve self-esteem and self-confidence, which in turn positively benefits other aspects of our lives. We're friendlier, smile more, and are generally more outgoing when we feel positively about ourselves, and sometimes a complete dentofacial makeover is just what we need to achieve it.
How do I find out more?
If you're interested in dentofacial aesthetics, contact us today! We'll be happy to discuss your options and book you in for a consultation.