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Facial aesthetics at Vitality

As we age our face begins to lose fat from exactly the places we do not want to lose fat – our tear troughs and mid face. This can mean us looking a lot more tired than we feel and a lot older than our years. Couple this with the loss of collagen with age, and those little creases become permanent and skin begins to lose elasticity. Once we turn 25 we begin to lose 1% of our collagen under the skin every year and the first signs of this can be seen in our lip tissue and under the eyes. You may find that expression lines remain long after the smile has faded.

Many people have the opinion that they do not want to have anti-wrinkle injections as it changes their face, but in actual fact it is ageing that is changing your face.

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments can be used to slow this process, and drastic surgical options are no longer the only choice.

Dermal fillers are made up of a substance known as hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring product in our body. It helps to retain water thus allowing our skin to stay ‘plump’ and hydrated. Dermal filler can be used to restore that lost volume, giving back youthful curves to the face and a more refreshed appearance. They can also be used to add volume in areas which may be lacking such as the lips, chin, jawline and nose to balance out your profile.

When the correct viscosity is used then the lip filler is malleable, soft and undetectable.

A new product called Profhilo has come onto the market containing twice the concentration of hyaluronic acid, resulting in vastly improved elasticity and tightness. This is a very exciting new development and is available now.

Most people are well aware of the use of anti-ageing injections for the correction of wrinkles and expression lines, however this wonderful injectable has many other uses such as the correction of ‘gummy smiles’ improving the ratio of tooth and gum on show when you smile.

Vitality have always delighted in bringing life back to your smile, and we are now able to extend the same service and exemplary attention to detail to your face. Non-surgical treatments should be carried out in a sterile clinical environment with an appropriately trained medical practitioner who has extensive understanding of not only facial anatomy, but how the muscles interact with each other. For results to remain natural and be undetectable it is pertinent to understand the cause(s) of your ageing concern and discern the appropriate treatment or treatments to correct this. All too often a patient may complain of darkening under the eyes, yet a person lacking anatomical knowledge might think to apply filler under the eye not realizing this will only make things worse.

Following an in-depth consultation with Caoimhe, your concerns will be discussed along with the various treatment options recommended for you. By taking control of the ageing process and preventing unwanted changes, we can help you to stay the age you are.

Dr. Caoimhe Doherty BDS MFDS RCS (Eng) MSc has a special interest in facial aesthetics, and has been providing the most up-to-date, worldwide treatments to her patients in the Harley Street area of London, Surrey and Ireland for the past six years. We are now delighted to be able to offer her bespoke non-surgical treatments at Vitality.

Call us now on 01798 872004 to arrange a consultation, or book online at www.vitality-dental.com.

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