Many comprehensive care dental practices offer products and services that improve the entire aesthetic value of the face, not just of the mouth and teeth. One of these specific types of services is dermal fillers. The principle function of dermal filler is to create a plumping effect of the facial tissues. This treatment is often used on areas of the face that are sunken in or not level with the surrounding parts of the face. Plumping up the skin using dermal fillers improves the appearance of the face by removing any sunken locations and making the facial tissues appear younger.

Different types of dermal fillers produce this plumping effect in different ways. The dermis of the skin, which is its underlying layer, is responsible for providing elasticity and strength to the skin. It is able to provide this strength and support because of collagen, but the body tends to stop producing collagen as it gets older. Dermal fillers essentially act as artificial collagen. They work in the same fashion as collagen and replicate the elasticity and strength that it provides, resulting in firmer, plumper and younger looking facial tissues.

Specific types of dermal fillers are generally designed to work on specific parts of the body. For example, the area around the lips will typically use a very specific type of dermal fillers. When these particular dermal fillers are injected into a specific part of the face they can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They can also help to recreate volume and contours that improve the look of the face. These fillers are based on hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. The actual filler is comprised of a soft gel made of non-animal stabilised hyaluronic acid. This soft gel can be directly injected into the facial tissues. While this material can improve the aesthetic value of the face, they will not affect natural movements such as smiling. It can produce instant results and typically lasts for six to nine months.

Anyone who is interested in Kent dermal fillers should visit Parrock Dental and Implant Centre located at 189-191 Parrock Street, in Gravesend, Kent DA12 1EN. Dr Rik Trivedi (BDS) and the rest of the dental team specialise in dental procedures and other forms of comprehensive aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers. The dental office can be reached through their website at or by calling 01474 537191.

For many people, the use of dermal fillers can dramatically alter their appearance for the better.