Fight Off Aging With Facial Fillers Part 1
Below we offer to your attention our next interview with local dentist Dr. Val Daniyar of Naples Implant and Laser Dental Center. This is our new publication continuing our series of articles dubbed “Word Of The Mouth” that has been steadily gaining popularity among our subscribers.
-Dr. Daniyar, good seeing you again!! I have a feeling I will be quite educated in the field of Implant and Regenerative Dentistry by the time we conclude our series here.
-Great seeing you as well!! I am glad to know that our topics have been working very well for you and our multiple readers while turning our patients into educated consumers. We all know that we make best decisions when we are very well informed, and this is especially true when it comes to our health issues whether it’s ours or those we love and care about. Since we started our publications I have been very pleased to assist many people who called or contacted me via e-mail with their questions for I was told that I helped them tremendously finding the answers to their questions and choosing the right solution related to their oral health.
-Very well. Can I suggest today’s subject? It is quite a hot topic and I am certain you have a lot to say about it. It is related to relatively new application of facial fillers to fight off the signs of aging.
-Great topic indeed!! And you’re right, I have a lot to say about it for it is very exciting area of esthetic medicine in general and regenerative dentistry in particular. As you said this area is relatively new and it truly represents the cross section of art and science. It has rapidly emerged with introduction of Botox, the patented version of Botulinum toxin that is capable of relaxing human muscles. There are several areas where Botox is applied in medicine, but the most frequent usage is seen in the esthetic medicine to relax muscles of facial expression and thus provide “smoothing” effect to one’s facial appearance. Though not truly a “facial/dermal filler” Botox has been proven a tremendous success in antiaging therapy and has opened a proverbial “jeannie bottle” paving the way for the entire scope of products and procedures capable of reversing effects of time and age on our faces. Process of aging is very complex and occurs due to many factors leading to changes in anatomy and physiology of our skin and underlying structures. Among those are gradual breakdown of skin collagen (assisted by the way in part by the folds formation along the lines of facial expression), reduction in fat tissue under the skin, loss of skin hydration and accumulating damage from various environmental factors. Similar, the newer dermal fillers are designed to target different points of aging process and some of them are no longer just “fillers”, but work to stimulate reparative processes as well as providing volumetric filling. Hence recently usage of such fillers has been dubbed no less than “bladeless”, or non-invasive plastic surgery. Indeed we have seen tremendous difference that may be obtained by proper selection and administration of appropriate dermal filler therapy combined with Botox and this has been quite encouraging especially considering the cost of plastic surgery, which can be quite substantial. Therefore use of these fairly inexpensive procedures has made benefits of anti-aging esthetic dentistry and medicine available to hundreds of thousands of patients. This is not to say that plastic surgery is dying, no, quite far from it. Many conditions and their severity still require more invasive “scalpel” approach, but at early and even moderately advanced stages of face and neck esthetic changes dermal fillers and stimulating injections paired up with Botox can offer the best value with great results. Remember how in our previous articles we outlined the ever-growing demand for the scope of benefits of regenerative dentistry due in part to growing aging population? Well, I guess more and more people lead healthy lifestyles and simply refuse to grow old. And surely there is something modern medicine and dentistry can offer. Now if you combine everything with beautiful pearly smile and you will have a sure recipe everyone would d love!!
To be continued…