Facial aesthetics is a term that includes non-surgical Botox and dermal filler treatments. It’s becoming more and more popular to see a dentist to receive facial aesthetics treatments.
Botox – short for Botulinum toxin – is a cosmetic treatment that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the muscle and giving a smoother appearance to the skin. Botox is most commonly administered in the forehead and eye areas.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, plump up or fill out areas of the face. It’s common to see dermal fillers used to plump up lips and cheeks. They can sometimes be used to fill out more deeper-set wrinkles that naturally occur with age.
It is important that you see a fully qualified facial aesthetic practitioner for your treatments. Qualified practitioners have the skills and experience necessary to provide the safest and most effective treatments. Dentists, in particular, have extensive training and experience in the entire head and neck anatomy. They are some of the most knowledgeable people to administer such treatments. Your dentist will know the exact treatment to administer to complement your features.
By receiving your facial aesthetic treatment through your dentist, you can also be confident that should anything go wrong they have the authority to treat you swiftly and in a sterile environment. A dentist can offer a pain-free local anaesthetic before your treatment. This option for a totally painless procedure may not be available with other healthcare professionals.
As with every procedure, it’s important to be aware of the potential side effects. With facial aesthetics, these side effects can include;
- rashes, swelling, itching and bruising
- flu-like symptoms
- the filler moving away from the intended treatment area over time