Aesthetic Medicine

Healthy and young look is always in fashion. At the beginning many people were starting from cosmetic dentistry procedures such as: teeth bleaching, correction of the dental aesthetic zone or orthodontist treatment for the improvement of teeth shape and dental arrangement. At present more and more people want to stop time and look much younger. In such a situation they are helped by a relatively young branch of medicine – aesthetic medicine. Aesthetic procedures are the procedures, which are performed more and more often in dental surgeries. Smoothing out and removal of wrinkles, changing shape of lips are more and more often the coping stone of all the dental treatment and are performed as the last stage of the overall plan of treatment. Most aesthetic procedures should be carried out with the use of materials based on two substances:

  • hyaluronic acid: it is a biopolymer which is naturally found in all the living organisms. It is an interesting detail that it has the same structure in both people and in e.g. bacteria. In people it is found in our skin and its task is to bind water molecules together. One particle of hyaluronic acid can bind so many as 250 water particles. In other words 1 gram of hyaluronic acid can bind more than 3 litres of water. Thanks to this young, healthy skin is perfectly taut and well-toned. With age the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin begins to decrease and it is the direct cause of losing the tautness and getting wrinkles.
  • botulinum toxin – botox: it is a neurotoxin produced by an anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which cause the paralysis of neuromuscular endings and what goes with it stoppage of contractility of muscles. Such an effect is reversible after some time – the contractility gradually returns to normal when new neuromuscular junctions are created. Botulinum toxin was first used to paralyse the eyeball to treat squint and then it started to be used also in aesthetic medical procedures.

We offer the full scope of aesthetic procedures to our patients with and around the face. On the right side are displayed the procedures we offer and below we present a simplified outline of the procedure:

  • the first appointment:the dentist begins the procedure with gathering precise medical history data and determines any possible contraindications to the procedure and becomes familiar with patient’s expectations and his or her wishes as far as aesthetic effects are concerned. After the scope and type of procedure is determined, the doctor anaesthetizes the surface of skin and plans the places of injections. The last step is administering injections in the planned places and instructing the patient in what he or she should do after the procedure.

Frequently asked questions:

  • what does the implantation procedure consist of? – the procedure consists of injecting a small amount of hyaluronic acid around the wrinkle, the substance which is naturally found in healthy skin. With age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin tissue begins to decrease, which causes the skin to become less supple.
  • What is the difference between smoothing out wrinkles and wrinkles removal? – the procedure of smoothing out wrinkles has been described above, roughly it consists of filling in the wrinkle with hyaluronic acid, which by binding water restores the suppleness and firmness of the skin and at the same time smoothes out the wrinkle. The procedure of wrinkles removal consists of the removal of the cause of formation of wrinkles, i.e. stoppage of muscle contractile activity which causes the formation of furrows on the skin. When muscle contractility is stopped the wrinkle is smoothed out. In some cases the complete smoothing out of the wrinkles is possible only after additional hyaluronic acid filler injections.