Treatments - Wrinkle Reduction.

Wrinkle Reduction Treatments
These treatments will subtley enhance your appearance producing a more youthful look.

During your consultation the Dentist can answer any questions you may have. There are usually staff members here who have had treatments, and who will be more than happy to show you and talk to you.



Why do we have wrinkles?
We get wrinkles from repetitive use of our facial muscles. This can be made worse by other factors in our busy lives such as smoking, alcohol, dehydration, fatigue and with emotional/hormonal changes (including stress). All of these make the skin deteriorate.

BOTULINUM

What can be treated?
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Some tension headaches
  • Crows feet
  • Chin dimples
  • Down-turned mouth
  • Bunny lines on the nose
  • Excessive underarm perspiration

What is Botulinum?
Botulinum A is a toxin used in very small amounts to stop the nerve communicating with the muscle. It has been researched and used for more than twenty years, and has proven to be safe and effective.

How long does the treatment take, and how long will it take to work?
The treatment takes 15-30 minutes and you will start to see the effects within 48-72 hours, with maximum effect taking 7 - 10 days. The treatment will be reviewed after approximately fourteen days.


How long does it last for?
The effects will last for about three months, but with repetitive use it will take less of the product to achieve a longer-lasting effect.

Will I look expressionless?
No. We use so many muscles to give us an expression. During the treatment we can selectively deactivate the muscles that cause the ageing lines you are worried about.

Is it uncomfortable?
Most people find the treatment totally pain free, some find it mildly uncomfortable during the treatment.

Are there any side-effects?
Rarely. There may be some redness immediately afterwards which disappears rapidly. Bruising can happen at the injection site, but this can be minimised with a cool pack following treatment. Headaches can occasionally be experienced.

When deactivating some areas a temporary drooping eyelid may be experienced, which will disappear within a week. There is a small risk of scarring at the injection site. We inimise side-effects with the techniques we use.

HYDRAFILL

What can be treated?
  • Stubborn wrinkles
  • Laughter lines
  • Lip enhancement
  • Smoker's lines
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Some scars

What is Hydrafill?
Hydrafill is a biodegradable non-animal hyaluronic acid-based implant. It is a transparent visoelastic gel, which is injected directly into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin and so the implant integrates into the skin as if one of its own constituents. A certain degree of facial contouring is involved.

The implant replenishes the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, and follows the skin's natural cycle of degradation and regeneration. It hydrates the dermis by imprisoning the water molecules, giving back to the skin it's volume and initial, natural form.

How long does it last for?
The effects of the treatment will last for approximately six months.

Will I look unnatural in these areas?
No. We will tailor the treatment to your requirements.

Is it uncomfortable?
No. We will numb the area with local anaesthetic first. Usually no discomfort is felt once the anaesthetic has worn off, occasionally only a very little. A cold pack used after the treatment will reduce any swelling.

Are there any side-effects?
This treatment is so safe that not even a spot test is necessary. Immediate side-effects include bruising and slight swelling. There have been very rare cases of necroses, abcess and granuloma.

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