Younger Looking Skin With Facial Aesthetics In Ipswich

Younger Looking Skin With Facial Aesthetics In Ipswich

Wrinkles are often a sign of ageing, but you don’t have to put up with them.

Depending on the age of the reader of this blog, there is a possibility that you have recently looked in the mirror and noticed a few lines appearing on your face that you are sure weren’t there the last time you looked? Unfortunately, wrinkles and facial lines are one of the signs that we are growing older.

This happens for a number of reasons, including a loss of collagen and natural oils, and the fat layer beneath the skin surface also changes over time and causes the skin to sag. While some people are content to let the ageing process take its natural course, many of us would rather put off the inevitable while we still can.

The reality is that we now socialise for longer than perhaps people used to do. Old age no longer starts at 50 and many of us will go on with an active social life even into our 70s and 80s, and possibly beyond. As we do this, we naturally want to look our best and probably want to avoid others thinking how much you have aged if they haven’t seen you for a while.

There are creams and ointments available that may help a little with this, but if you really want to have younger looking and smoother skin, a little help from our Ipswich facial aesthetics team is likely the most effective way to go.

How can we help?

If you are looking to do something about the way that your skin looks, whether in general, or perhaps for a one off event such as a wedding, the facial aesthetics team at the Foxhall Dental Practice are available to help. Initially, we recommend that you arrange a consultation with one of our clinicians to discuss the issues that you want resolving. In most cases, this will involve a course of wrinkle reduction treatment to resolve those pesky wrinkle issues.

In case any of you are about to stop reading because you have seen examples of horrific outcomes of wrinkle reduction treatment in the media, please read on. These results have nearly always come from either unqualified practitioners or possibly where a wealthy celebrity has paid very large amounts of money to someone to achieve what most of us would consider to be extreme results. If you are worried about this, please don’t be. Our facial aesthetics team is highly skilled and experienced and we also reserve the right to refuse requests for anything that we consider too extreme or potentially harmful. You can be sure that you will receive good care with us.

How do wrinkle-reduction injections work?

The anti wrinkle serum is injected just beneath the skin layer in the areas that you want to smooth out. It works by causing the muscles to relax, thereby reducing the effects of the wrinkle. This is a very safe and effective way of achieving smoother and younger looking skin.

Does it hurt?

This is a commonly asked question, and one that we hear a lot, especially by patients with a fear of needles. The reality is that the needles used are very fine and you should feel no pain as the injection is given. The most that people usually feel is a pricking sensation as the needle enters the skin. It really isn’t anything to be concerned about and we are happy to discuss this with you during your consultation.

How quickly does the treatment work?

This will vary from person to person, depending on a number of factors, but in general, you should see the effects anywhere from 5 to 14 days following the treatment. This is something to consider if you are having this anti wrinkle treatment for a wedding or similar. Our clinicians will be able to help you arrange a suitable appointment date for the best outcome in time for your event.

How long do the results last?

Again, this varies a little but in general the results last for between 4 and 6 months. For those seeking smoother skin for a single event, this works well. It also works well for those who are looking for younger looking skin over the summer months when they socialise more but are less concerned during the winter months. For those that want year round smoother skin though, there is good news.

What happens when the wrinkles finally return?

If you don’t want to have facial wrinkles, having seen the success of this treatment, the good news is that you don’t have to. This treatment can be safely applied as often as you like with no significant side effects. We can help you to work out a treatment plan to help keep your smooth skin consistent for as long as you want to continue having the treatment.

Are there any side effects?

It is important that you inform our clinicians of your medical history before having this treatment. While it is a perfectly safe procedure in almost all cases, we do need to be aware of any medical conditions or treatments that might increase any risks. In general though, safety isn’t a concern. It should be noted that, while there have been no reported cases of harm caused by wrinkle reduction when pregnant or when breastfeeding, it is advised that you don’t have this treatment at this time.

One side effect that you might notice soon after the treatment, are some minor bruises and swellings at the site of the injections. Some people may experience a little discomfort for a short while afterwards too which can be managed with your usual painkillers. These side effects are temporary and soon vanish but you may wish to book your appointment at a time when you can avoid social engagements for a short while.

If you would like to find out about the anti wrinkle treatments that we have available at our popular Ipswich clinic, please call the Foxhall Dental Practice today on 01473 258396.