Keeping the face relaxed and refreshed is not a difficult task. Most people like to look more refreshed and maintain a subtle but youthful natural appearance.
Relaxing facial muscles leads to smoothening of lines and the results are beautiful. At Thames Dental & Facial Care we work with products such as Botox (Allergan) and Bocouture (Merz).
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FROWN AND FOREHEAD LINES
These lines occur with age but they are also a result of overactive facial expressions. Hyperactivity of the relevant muscles causes lines to appear over time and can give a permanent ‘angry’, ‘tired’ or ‘aged’ look, even if age is not a problem. People who are very expressive, may develop frown lines earlier.
The anti-wrinkle injections affect the muscles underneath the skin rather than the skin so once the muscle is relaxed, the skin stretches and lines are eliminated or reduced. Smoking, excessive drinking, poor diet and prolonged exposure to the sun will make these lines worse.
These lines appear around the corners of the eyes. In younger people they are more visible with movement but with age they become more fixed.
Some patients get those lines from a younger age, even from late twenties. Over-expression can lead to these lines. Smoking, excessive drinking, poor diet and prolonged exposure to the sun will make these lines worse.
These are fine lines that appear when one scrunches up their nose. They appear straight or a little diagonally on either side of the nose just beneath the bridge and as one ages, eventually the become fixed even if the face is relaxed.
It is important to treat this area in patients who need it when treating the glabella or frown area and not on its own. The injection can also improve skin elasticity by boosting the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
SMOKERS’ LIP LINES
These are tiny vertical wrinkles that form on the top of the upper lip and run toward the nose. Each time the orbicularis oris muscle contracts to form an expression, the skin wrinkles and the repetitive nature of the movement can make the lines permanent.
Smokers are mostly affected by these lines and in this case, lines are a combination of puckering the lips but also of the damaging effects of the actual smoke. These lines are of the most difficult lines to conceal. Anti-wrinkle injections can help smoothen these lines.
NEFRETITI NECK TREATMENT
The neck is sadly the first place in our body that may exhibit the signs of aging as gravity pulls the facial and neck muscles down. The effects of the aging process include skin loosening, loss of plumbness and firmness.
This is a fairly new technique where by placing multiple anti-wrinkle injections along the neck and lower jaw line, we can smoothen the neck lines and redefine the jawline, lifting the area and giving a more youthful look. A youthful neck can be achieved by this technique but along with this, patients will need a good skin care routine, a daily sunscreen and possibly other skin booster treatments as well.
BRUXISM (TOOTH GRINDING/CLENCHING)
Tooth grinding is a very complex process and it mainly happens as a result of stress or worry. This can be very destructive for our teeth and it is very common for patients to break or crack perfectly healthy teeth because of it.
Sometimes breaking this habit is extremely difficult with dental means such as a splint or a nightguard. In these cases, anti-wrinkle injections work really well to relax the masseter muscle and to break the habit. This can also lead to a thinner face as the muscle is relaxed.
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