By Dr. Veronique Emmenegger
Nowadays, an attractive smile is an essential factor for beauty and self-esteem. There are many different types of cosmetic and dental treatments available, a combination of which can help us achieve a more dazzling, whiter smile that makes us look younger and more attractive.
Rejuvenating the tissue around the mouth
The laser resurfacing technique enables us to achieve younger-looking, invigorated skin by erasing all of the face’s wrinkles in just one session and without surgery. The rejuvenating effect is spectacular and natural-looking. This technique is an ideal solution for correcting deep radial wrinkles around the mouth, to achieve more youthful-looking and smoother skin. Laser resurfacing involves removing the epidermis and part of the dermis, layer by layer. A CO2 laser is essential for performing this kind of skin peel: its thermal effect gives it a unique skin-tightening ability.
Plumping the lips
Over time, the lips can thin out and gradually lose their smooth appearance. We are able to correct the lips’ volume by way of injections to create the ideal proportions (the golden number): the lower lip should be slightly less voluptuous than the upper lip. In keeping with the face’s natural harmony, the lips look fuller, making the mouth more sensual and the smile more attractive.
Retracing the facial contours
A technique using HAUTE COUTURE regenerative threads tightens, rejuvenates and lifts the face and facial contours without surgery and in just one or two sessions. Ideal for redefining or reshaping the lower face, this technique significantly rejuvenates and tones the skin, highlighting the lower section of the face and therefore the mouth and the smile.
The main feature of a smile, great teeth, can be now achieved through a variety of innovative techniques. A complete overhaul of the teeth involves the fitting of implants and tooth whitening, while respecting the balance of the face and the patient’s personality. By virtue of their osseointegrative properties, dental implants are now the solution of choice for replacing missing teeth or simply for creating a more harmonious smile. The DIOS (Dental Implant in One Session) technique uses titanium dental implants and highly compatible zirconia crowns. Depending on the case, the treatment can be carried out in one or several sessions to correct any unattractive features of the mouth (missing, damaged or dislodged front teeth; periodontal problems; crooked teeth; overcrowding; gummy smiles).
Since an attractive smile means white teeth, efficient whitening treatments, which are pain-free and non-invasive, enable us to achieve the desired colour in order to brighten up the smile.
In such a delicate area as the mouth, it is important to consider all of the features – the lips, the teeth and even the lower part of the face – in order to achieve the overall result desired by the patient. This is why a combination of aesthetic and dental techniques, paired with the expertise of each specialist concerned, is the ideal recipe for achieving a perfect smile.
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Doctor Veronique Emmenegger
Doctor of medicine. Double specialist qualification from the FMH (Swiss Medical Association) in Clinical Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology. In 1998, she co-founded the L.manic Clinic in Lausanne, Switzerland – a clinic dedicated to anti-aging, skin health and beauty – where she has been Medical Director for 20 years. Winner of several international awards, including the IIPP Prize for Merit for the Development of Technology in Aesthetic Medicine at the 2012 Paris UNESCO.