Our dentists have the experience to give you a new natural look designed to improve your features, but not to change them so much that you are no longer you.
We’ve all seen examples of celebrities with silly looks or with overflowing lips; this can be very stressful for a new client who is considering their first treatment. This stress can all be avoided when you are treated by experienced medical professionals who fully understand facial makeup and how your perfect look needs to be made with gentle, balanced products.
Our dentists have received the finest training from industry leaders and work in conjunction with many different facial beauty companies. This has made it possible for our dentists to obtain a wide range of information surrounding the range of products available.
Together, they have many years of experience in learning to manage patient expectations, using advanced techniques, and passing on the information of what can be achieved with each product.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox):
If you want to reduce the lines on your face without having to go through surgical procedures, the great news is that facial rejuvenation procedures can soften wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. The advantage of having this treatment done by dentists is that they have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the facial anatomy and can perform this delicate and efficient work in a precise manner.
How does Botox work?
Once injected into the skin, the botulinum toxin (botox) relaxes the tiny facial muscles, which cause expression lines, by blocking the nerve impulses in them, leaving the skin looking polished. Areas on the face that can be treated include frown lines (vertical lines which form between the eyebrows), eyebrows, crow’s feet, forehead lines and lines around the mouth and top lip, known as ‘smoker’s lines’.
The botulinum injection is quick and painless; usually will last around 5-10 minutes and requires no antiseptic. Results will usually be seen in a few days, sometimes taking between 4-7 days for the effects to be seen. As it’s not a permanent treatment, the effects will wear off over time, so it’s recommended that the procedure is repeated every three months for effective results.
There is a difference between the botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. The former relaxes the muscles whereas the fillers fill and plump up lines, wrinkles and grooves to make the skin look younger. Fillers usually consist of sterile hyaluronic acid gels made from non-animal sources. As we grow older the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid is lost giving rise to the appearance of lines and folds. Injecting fillers into the skin acts to replace the hyaluronic acid that is lost with age. They are also used for lip enhancement and for shaping facial, hand and neck contours.
How do Dermal Filler Treatment work?
The injections, which only take a few minutes, are usually administered after a local anaesthetic has been applied either directly onto the skin, or included into the syringe containing the filler. This serves to reduce any discomfort. The effect of the treatment is visible immediately. Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, the filler effect can last between six and twelve months (usually six months for lips). Follow-up treatments will help to maintain the plumped up look over time.
Read on to find out more about these treatments. For more information regarding these treatments give us a call, 020 4541 1150 and we will be more than happy to assist you in any way.