Beating the signs of ageing – without the need for surgery

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Signs of Ageing Everyone wants to grow old gracefully, but feeling old before your time can make you seriously unhappy. All too often, our lifestyles mean that unwanted lines, wrinkles, and folds appear on the skin. But many of these unwanted signs of ageing can be halted or reversed, with minimally invasive treatments and no need to go under the surgeon’s knife.

Not so long ago, if you wanted to regain a more youthful appearance, plastic surgery was the only option. This could be both prohibitively expensive and considered too risky for many people – whilst properly regulated surgical procedures are very safe and produce very good results, all surgery carries with it a small risk.

More recently, however, there has been a rapid growth in the availability of non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments in the UK – Botox (botulinum toxin) is probably the best known, with other procedures such as dermal fillers also increasing in popularity.

If you are considering this type of treatment, the most important thing to remember is to only visit a fully licensed and qualified practitioner. Vogue Dental Care in Luton offers a number of facial aesthetics treatments, provided by a highly qualified and experienced team. Nobody wants to run the risk of a procedure looking “overdone”, with the dreaded trout pout or frozen expression that improperly trained practitioners may provide. A good tip for finding a professional and reliable facial aesthetics practitioner is to check out the Care Quality Commission website.

Properly delivered aesthetics procedures create results that, whilst noticeable, also look completely natural. The treatments aren’t permanent, but only need repeating every three to six months, depending on the type of procedure you opt for and the location of the treatment.

Botox

Botulinum toxin is used to treat a number of conditions, including:

  • Wrinkles and lines on the forehead
  • Sagging jowls
  • Pockets under the eyes
  • Excessive sweating

Dermal fillers

A range of dermal fillers are available and can be used for:

  • Lip enhancement
  • Enhancing facial contours
  • Treating lines and wrinkles on the lower face
  • Plumping up the skin for a more youthful appearance