Over time our muscles tighten causing lines on our face. The most common areas where wrinkles form are around the eyes, forehead and between the eyebrows.
Our practices offer anti wrinkle injections using botulinum toxin type A solution. This is a safe procedure which relaxes the muscles where wrinkles have formed without surgery. The benefit 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 work in a precise and safe manner. And of course no one need know you are having the treatment, after all you are visiting the dentist!
Once injected into the skin the botulinum toxin relaxes the tiny facial muscles, which cause expression lines, by blocking the nerve impulses in them, leaving the skin looking smoother.
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 treatment is quick, usually lasting around 5-10 minutes and requiring no anesthetic. Results will usually be seen in a few days, sometimes taking between 4-7 days for the full effect to be seen.
As this is not a permanent treatment, the effects will wear off over time. It is therefore possible for the procedure to be repeated every 3-4 months for effective results.
We also offer dermal fillers at some of our practices. This treatment can be used to plump out areas of the face, such as the lines from your nose to the sides of your mouth, (nasal labials), lips and cheeks.