Cosmetic rejuvenation at this practice include wrinkle relaxing injections and facial fillers.
Wrinkle Relaxing Treatments
Wrinkle relaxing treatment involves having Botulinum toxin injected into the facial muscles to relax them. This can make the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines much less obvious. These injections can temporarily alter your appearance without any need for surgery.
Wrinkle relaxing injections are not offered on the NHS and therefore are a private treatment offered by your dentist. The cost varies between £150 - £350 per session, depending on the amount of product being used.
You should not have wrinkle relaxing injections if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, as the effects on the baby are not known.
What is involved?
Your dentist will have an initial consultation with you to discuss your reasons behind wanting the treatment and assess your suitability for it. Once agreed, the skin will be cleaned and small amounts of Botulinum toxin are injected into the muscles of the face to be treated. Local anaesthetic is not usually needed; however, the dentist may apply some topical anaesthetic if required.
Several injections are usually needed at different sites and the treatment usually takes about 30 minutes.
Are wrinkle relaxing treatments permanent?
No, the effects are not permanent and the aging process will continue on other areas of the face.
These injections should only ever be administered by a trained healthcare professional such as a doctor or dentist.
After the treatment you won't see any difference straight away as it can take about three to five days before the injections take effect, and up to two weeks for the full effect to be seen.
Generally, effects last for about four to six months before further treatment is required. Always seek advice from the dentist who treated you if you experience any problems or are not happy with the overall outcome of your treatment.
Facial fillers are injections used to fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin and can also be used to increase the volume and definition of the lips and cheeks.
The effects are not permanent but can last for up to 3 months before requiring a top up. Facial fillers are a private treatment and therefore not available on the NHS. The cost can vary from about £150 to £300 per session, depending on the amount of product being used.
What does it involve?
When considering facial fillers, the dentist will have an initial consultation with you to discuss your suitability for fillers and the overall look you are hoping to achieve. If the treatment is suitable, the dentist will apply an anaesthetic cream to the area and then administer the filler in a series of small injections before massaging the product into the area.
The treatment time can vary from 30 minutes to an hour. It may be uncomfortable for some, but not painful. It should be noted that fillers are not permanent and will require top ups throughout the year to maintain the effects.
The injected area may be a little swollen, tender and red for 24 hours. It is normal to experience some bruising at the area of injection for a few days afterwards. During that time you may be advised to avoid coffee, alcohol, exercise and exposure to the sun.
What to do if you have problems
If you've had fillers and are not happy with the results, or are experiencing problems, please contact your dentist as soon as possible.