Injectable facial treatments and you
Over the past few years, wrinkle smoothing treatments and dermal fillers have revolutionised the field of facial aesthetics. At Smilepod, we have a number of dentists including Dr Karen Orempuller who has written a guide to these products.
Dentists and facial injectables
A common question which we are asked is “Shouldn’t these procedures be done by a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon?” Whilst these healthcare providers were the first to offer these therapies, the procedures can be offered by a number of qualified healthcare professionals including dentists.
Dentists have the advantage of rigorous medical training and an in depth understanding of the facial area. As part of their day to day work, dentists regularly engage in much more invasive procedures in the facial, peri-oral, and oral areas.
Wrinkle Smoothing – how does it work?
Botulin toxin is a type of purified protein and can be used to give your face a younger, smoother appearance with fewer visible lines. It is injected into the facial muscles and works by blocking the transmitters between the motor nerves, not allowing them to contract. During this process there is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. By preventing the muscles from contracting, the dynamic motion which causes wrinkles in the skin is reversed.
Approximately 3-10 days after treatment, the skin above the muscles becomes smooth and wrinkles are significantly reduced. These effects usually last from 4-7 months, after which clients can come back for a top up treatment.
The most popular areas for this treatment are: the forehead, between the eyes (glabellar region) and the corners of the eyes (‘crow’s feet’).
At Smilepod we may recommend our facial smoothing treatments to:
- People wanting to maintain a youthful appearance
- Those who are worried about injectables and want a safe pain free environment
- Busy Canary Wharf workers who want to keep skin looking smooth
- Those looking to prevent prematurely ageing.
Book to see Dr Karen Orempuller