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Harpenden Smiles – reduce the appearance of ageing

Posted in: Blog, by pfwpa, on 20th February 2019 | 0 comments

Ageing is an inevitable process in life, so there really is no reason to stress about it and in fact, stress makes the ageing process go even more quickly, so let’s not stress! Let’s look at some of the things we can do to reduce the appearance of ageing, including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, which we offer here at Harpenden Smiles.

Ways to reduce the appearance of ageing

Get Active – exercise has a multitude of benefits, it increases energy, releases endorphins to our bodies, which sends messages to our brains to make us feel better. The anti-ageing benefits are numerous too, it keeps your skin feeling soft and looking glowing and improves your posture, which can knock decades off you.

Eat a healthy diet – as well as eating a healthy balanced diet, which includes fruit and vegetables, there are some other foods, which are said to combat ageing. These include walnuts, avocados, fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel, sunflower seeds and sweet potatoes. Foods such as green leafy vegetables, berries and teas are also full of anti-oxidants so it is a must to include these in your diet.

Sleep – when you have a good night’s sleep, it gives the skin cells time to regenerate and the skin produces new collagen, which prevents skin sagging. More collagen also means the skin is plumper and less likely to wrinkle.

The facial muscles get a chance to relax, which in turn creates fewer wrinkles and fine lines.
Therefore, good sleep can ward off fine lines and wrinkles and can reduce the signs of ageing.

You are aiming for between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to make a difference to your appearance.

Facial Aesthetics – there are non-surgical facial treatments, which can reduce lines and wrinkles, and can boost a person’s confidence and enhance the appearance of the skin.

These treatments include anti-wrinkle injections – where an extremely fine needle is used to place small amounts of purified protein into the skin. These injections aid in relaxing muscles, which stop the skin from creasing. A numbing cream is applied before the treatment starts, so there is little or no pain involved. There is also no recovery time after the procedure, which makes this a popular choice with our clients.

Anti-wrinkle injections are often used for forehead lines, frown lines, vertical lip lines and crow’s feet. Treatment time takes around 10-15 minutes and results appear within a few days. The injections are specifically targeted so they produce natural-looking results and the number of injections you require will depend on the size of the area being treated.

Dermal Fillers – these are used to enhance the skin’s appearance by smoothing out lines and plumping up areas of the skin, which have lost elasticity. Dermal fillers are used to achieve several rejuvenation results.

These include contouring of the chin and cheeks, filling deep lines, correcting acne or chicken pox scars and restoring fullness to the lips, which gives a more youthful, plumper lip.

Dermal fillers do not hurt as an anaesthetic numbing cream is applied to the area to be treated to minimise any discomfort. Tiny amounts of a safe, gel-like filler are injected with an ultra-fine needle into the area to be treated. There is no recovery period and the results appear instantly and last for several months.

If you would like to discuss any of our facial aesthetics treatments we offer, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, and skin peels; please contact the dental practice on 01582 763 420.

Harpenden Smiles
1C Leyton Road


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