Don’t Let Wrinkled Skin Age Your Appearance

A wide range of facial aesthetic treatments at our Epsom practice helping to restore a youthful look.

We are well known locally as very reliable Epsom cosmetic dentists. Fewer people though, may be aware that we also offer our patients a way of not only having nicer looking teeth, but that we can also help to relieve problems such as wrinkled skin or thinning lips.

A beautiful set of teeth is a fantastic thing, but if our skin looks old and tired, we may not see the full benefits of our new smile.

At The Clock Tower Dental Clinic, you can be sure that our facial aesthetics team are fully trained and the procedures will be carried out safely, and without the exaggerated effects that you may have seen in some sections of the media. These have usually been the result of poor and perhaps inexperienced application, or exaggerated demands by the patient. We pride ourselves on an ethical approach to our facial treatments and reserve the right to refuse treatment if we feel that the results may be detrimental to the patient.

Wrinkled skin

The most common problem that people come to us with, is when they notice lines and wrinkles that have started to appear on their face. Whilst a healthy diet, plenty of fluids, no smoking and perhaps a good quality moisturiser will help to delay this, facial wrinkles are inevitable at some point in our lives.

These lines can usually be minmised using a muscle relaxant which is injected, using a very fine needle, just underneath the skin where the wrinkles are. These work by blocking the nerve signals that cause the skin to wrinkle. After a few days, you will see your lines and wrinkles start to ease, with the full effects being seen within a week or two.

Thinning lips

As we get older, we lose some of the natural collagen from our bodies. This collagen usually helps to plump out features such as our lips and cheeks. As we get older, and the collagen is lost, our lips can start to thin and our cheeks begin to sag. To ‘correct’ these problems, we use dermal fillers, which effectively replaces the collagen and plumps up the lips and cheeks again. Like the muscle relaxants, dermal fillers are applied via a very fine needle into the skin. These injections should cause no significant discomfort, but it is worth noting that there may be a little localised bruising, which, although it will go within a few days, means that you may wish to book your appointment at our Epsom practice at a convenient time; perhaps away from social occasions.

Safety

Patient safety is our prime concern. Whilst these facial aesthetic treatments are perfectly safe, when applied by qualified practitioners such as those at The Clock Tower Dental Clinic, there may be medical reasons for not carrying them out. Prior to any treatment, we will discuss your health and medical history with you to make sure that you can have smoother skin, safely.

To arrange a consultation with our facial aesthetic team, please contact our Epsom practice on 01372 720136.