Fine Line & Wrinkle Treatment is now extensively used to smooth lines, reduce wrinkles and generally give you a younger appearance.
Botulinum Toxin / Botox / Wrinkle Reduction
Botox® is currently the most popular and best known treatment for facial lines and wrinkle reduction. It has been used worldwide for over 30 years with no known long term problems.
The treatment involves injecting purified botulinium protein into the area of concern, which then relaxes the muscles and smoothes the skin to give a youthful and natural look.
Botox® only improves wrinkles caused by facial movement such as smiling and laughter. It will not improve the appearance of wrinkles due to skin thinning or sun damage. A consultation will be necessary to ensure that Botox® treatment is appropriate for the individual.
Botox® is administered through a tiny needle so fine that there’s very minimal discomfort. No anaesthetic is required and treatment may be carried out immediately since no “patch test” is required. Treatment takes approximately 15mins.
A more youthful appearance is visible within 1-2 weeks and results typically last for around 3-4 months in the first year of use, and longer periods thereafter.
Dermal Fillers / Restylane
Restylane / Fillers are used to plump up and temporarily fill in lines on your face which have developed as the skin loses elasticity. They are very safe injectable gels which provide hydration and structure to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles and enhance facial shape.
We use the JuvedermUltra™ family of fillers which are composed of hyaluronic acid which is naturally occurring in the skin. None of the products used by The Specialist Dental Clinic are permanent and all have extensive scientific support.
They are ideal for lip enhancement, nose to mouth lines and deep frown lines.
Anaesthetic is required for treatment and treatment time takes approximately 30 minutes with effects lasting between 6-9 months.
For deep tissue loss, we use Juvederm Voluma™. It helps restore youthful volume by enhancing the cheeks and chin, that have become hollow or thin due to weight loss or age related facial fat loss. Results are immediate, long lasting and natural in appearance. Effects can last up to 18months.
Restylane is an injectable gel which should always be administered by a trained, medically qualified practitioner. Restylane enhances your natural looks by restoring your skin’s volume, creating softness and revitalizing your appearance.
How Restylane works
Youthful skin is rich in hyaluronic acid. As we age, the distribution and function of hyaluronic acid in our skin gradually changes, leading to the characteristic signs of aging. Restylane gels work by enhancing your skin’s own stocks of hyaluronic acid, directly adding volume to either soften the signs of aging or enhance your features. The procedure is quick. It usually takes less than 30 minutes. The benefits can be seen immediately.
Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy
Genuine Dermaroller can improve the appearance of acne scars, aged and sun damaged skin, facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles and stretch marks.
Your practitioner will use a Genuine Dermaroller™; a medical device to produce thousands of microscopic needle-columns in the skin. Your practitioner will use a topical anaesthetic to numb the skin making the procedure comfortable; it will normally take up to 30 minutes for the topical anaesthetic to work and 20 – 30 minutes for the Genuine Dermaroller™; Therapy procedure.
After a Genuine Dermaroller Therapy procedure your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen and elastin is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced.
It can take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a gradual and long lasting enhancement.
Your practitioner will normally recommend that your Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy consists of a series of 3 Genuine Dermaroller™ procedures with approximately 6 weeks between them. In the treatment of acne scars and other types of scarring it may be necessary for your practitioner to extend your Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy, carrying out up to 5 procedures.
Immediately after your Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy you will look as though you have moderate sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This will start to subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day with only slight redness the following day.
Excessive underarm sweating (Axillary hyperhidrosis) can have a profound effect on confidence and self esteem. It may be exacerbated by stress, emotion or exercise, but often occurs spontaneously and antiperspirants and deodorants have little effect.
Botulinum toxin injections can help reduce the sweating but do not cure hyperhidrosis; your symptoms will return gradually. Follow-up injections are required to maintain dryness. These repeat injections may be necessary at intervals varying from 7-16 months.
For more information on our Face & Beauty Treatments please contact us today by visiting our contact page or by calling 028 9042 5552.