All About the Smile: ADA Seal of Approval
There is a vast array of dental hygiene products available in the market and deciding on a particular product can become quite confusing given the number of choices.
To ensure that you are getting a product that meets all the standard requirements, the ADA Seal of Approval logo can be located in various products. This seal is awarded only to dental hygiene products that meet all quality and safety requirements set by the government. These products are also tested, and re-tested every three years, by a team of expert Dentists to ensure that they actually do what they claim to do.
To see a full list of products with the ADA Seal of Approval, visit https://www.ada.org.au/Your-Dental-Health/Seal-of-Approval.
All About the Skin: Q&A with Dr Chan
Our inbox is often full with queries regarding dental hygiene, skin health and injectables. This month, we shed light on some of the most common questions we get asked about skin injectables.
1. What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers do exactly as what it says – it relaxes muscles in order to stop them from contracting. When muscles contract, they create wrinkles in the skin, and the more you contract the more these wrinkles get deeper.
In contrast, dermal filler is used to fill any areas of the face that is lacking in volume. With ageing, support under the skin is lost causing it to sag or look hollow. Dermal fillers are injected to these areas to create volume again.
2. Are Dermal Fillers only used for lip enhancements?
Dermal fillers can be used in many areas of the face, not just lips. They can be used under the eyes, through the cheeks, chin and nose.
3. Do wrinkle relaxers make you look frozen and fake?
While wrinkle relaxers ‘freeze’ your muscles to an extent, the goal is to always keep some movement in the face in order to be able to do normal facial expressions. Wrinkle relaxer treatments are technique sensitive and the difference in injector’s skills can mean natural facial movements to no facial expressions at all! In saying that, some people have asked for no movement and that is completely a personal choice.