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Dental hygiene: why it matters

Ageing may be inevitable, but looking one’s age definitely isn’t! There are so many things you can do every day to help slow down the effects of skin ageing, but one thing you mustn’t do is get stressed out about it…. because that will just make things worse! So let’s look at a few simple things you can do, both at home and here at the practice, to help keep you looking younger for longer…

Natural ways to stay younger-looking...

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.

Clinical ways to roll back the years...

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to make the best choices for your skin, it just isn’t enough. Thankfully, with 21st century advanced technology, there are some truly fantastic products out there which can do wonders to fight back against common signs of skin ageing. And of course there are now so many non-surgical choices when it comes to effective and affordable anti-ageing treatments. At Hitchin Dental we are pleased to offer clients a choice of anti-ageing injectable treatments to help boost inner confidence and noticeably improve skin appearance.

Wrinkle relaxing injections: an effective and increasingly popular way of tackling unwanted lines and wrinkles is to have an injectable wrinkle softening treatment. Here at Hitchin Dental we use only the most tried and tested brands, such as Botox and Azzalure, so our clients are confident of getting the results they’re looking for. The wrinkle softening injections relax the targeted muscles, diminishing existing wrinkles and helping to prevent the development of future ones. This procedure, which is effective on forehead lines, crows feet, frown lines and vertical lip lines, only takes around 15 minutes and there’s no downtime, which makes it easy to fit into your busy lifestyle. Did you know that you can book in for a free no-obligation aesthetic consultation with one of our injectables experts to discuss a bespoke anti-ageing treatment plan?

Dermal Fillers: a common sign of the skin ageing process is loss of youthful volume, particularly noticeable in the cheeks, jaw and lips. Dermal fillers are an anti-ageing injectable treatment which helps tackle both wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity. Dermal fillers are used to smooth out lines and to plump up areas where the skin has started to naturally sag. With specific targeting, dermal fillers can help with facial contouring, acne scarring correction and restoring youthful lip volume and definition. We are committed to using the best products on the market, with brands such as Ellanse and Belotero, to guarantee your safety and satisfaction. To find out more about the facial aesthetic treatments we offer at Hitchin Dental, please visit the Facial Aesthetics page or call our reception team on 01462 438438 and they’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.