Unless you happen to be a vampire, spending a lot of time in the sun always seems like a good idea at the time. However, excessive exposure to sunlight can lead to some unwanted after-effects in the form of lines and wrinkles appearing on the skin. This can cause a prematurely aged appearance, and make you look much older than you feel.
Some exposure to sunlight is good for us – recent media reports have expressed concern about whether Brits get enough vitamin D, which is important to keeping our muscles, bones, and teeth healthy. It regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, and a lack of vitamin D can cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
Over-exposure to sunlight can cause problems, however, and you should always wear sunscreen to protect yourself from UVA and UVB rays. Sunburn is painful, unpleasant, and dangerous, whilst the appearance of permanent lines and wrinkles on the face can make you miserable.
Vogue Dental Care in Luton offers a range of facial aesthetics procedures designed to counteract these premature signs of ageing. Non-surgical, pain-free, and fast-acting, aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox can reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and folds considerably.
Dermal fillers work by replacing lost collagen and hyaluronic acid from beneath the skin’s surface. These are naturally-occurring substances which give the skin a plump, youthful appearance, but spending a lot of time in the sun can cause a significant reduction in levels.
Fillers are a non-invasive treatment delivered by pain-free injection. The results will be visible immediately, and will last for between three and six months, depending on the area treated. Suitable areas for dermal fillers include the lips, the forehead, the cheeks, and under the eyes.
Botox treatment works by making tiny facial muscles relax, smoothing out the skin above to get rid of wrinkles and lines. Again delivered by pain-free injection, it takes a few days for the full results of Botox to be seen. Crow’s feet, smoker’s lines and forehead lines are among the conditions it can alleviate. Again, results last three to six months.