Anti-wrinkle & Facial aesthetics

What are static and dynamic lines?

Static lines are caused by the gradual looseness that builds up in our skin as we age. These are the lines that respond best to dermal fillers.

Dynamic lines are caused by repetitive muscle movements. These are the lines that respond best to anti-wrinkle injections. The earlier you start these injections the later that wrinkle formation will be postponed. The reason being that these are a preventive measure.

What effect can you hope to achieve?

Although some results can be quite significant, the most that you should expect to achieve is a modification rather than an elimination.
It is a mistake to try to create a look which is inappropriate.
The best result is one where we create a look which mirrors how you would look if you had the best genes ever.

How does our skin age?

What's the difference between anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal fillers?

Anti-wrinkle treatment consists of botulinum toxin, is used to prevent and moderate the formation of lines caused by repetitive muscle movement.

Examples include forehead lines, crows feet, smokers lines and frown lines.

The effect takes between 10-14 days to assume its full strength. It normally lasts for 3 to 4 months, and should not be done any sooner than 3 months from the previous injections. Note that a “top up” can be done up to 2 weeks after the initial injections.

Dermal fillers are syringes filled with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid makes up the chemical components of the connective tissue that supports our skin and it is why it is so compatible with our bodies.

The effect normally lasts for 18 months.

Fillers can be applied to smooth out wrinkles, volumise or give definition to lips.

Is there anybody who should not have these done?

  • Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Anybody who has had a previous allergic reaction to botulinum toxin or fillers
  • Allergy to eggs or any of its ingredients (this is primarily for botulinum toxin)
  • If you have an active skin infection at the treatment site
  • If you suffer from any neurological condition or are taking anticoagulant medication and are unable to cease them
  • If you are taking erythromycin – botulinum toxin has a significant interaction, fillers are fine to have done.

All medical procedures carry risks and these should be fully discussed with your dental professional before proceeding with either anti-wrinkle or dermal fillers.

Why are dentists ideally placed to carry out these procedures?

There are many serious consequences from the wrongful application of fillers.

Dentists are highly trained in the anatomy of head and neck.

Anybody administering these should be highly aware of the possible side effects/complications of inaccurate placement and be able to managae them safely.

How are the procedures carried out?

Antiwrinkle treatment is usually carried out without local anaesthetic. It consists of a series of small injections using a very fine needle. Patients normally report mild discomfort. The botulinum toxin then leaves a small lump under the skin which dissipates within 5-10 minutes.

Dermal fillers are best applied with a small amount of local anaesthetic prior to the fillers being placed. This makes the procedure much more comfortable.

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The first step is to make an appointment for a consultation.
We will discuss with you what you would like done and let you know how feasible that is.
From there we can make a further appointment for treatment.

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