July 5th, 2012
Mother Nature takes her toll on us all in the end. The fresh, youthful face is slowly replaced with an older more lined appearance. However this need not be the case and cosmetic surgery doesn’t have to be the only option either.
How do dermal fillers work?
The treatment is very simple, the product known as Restylane® is injected into the skin around the mouth to give it a plumper more youthful appearance. The lips can also be plumped up to enhance the smile and this treatment is sometimes used during a smile makeover treatment.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, unlike other injectable fillers Restylane® is natural and completely safe. There are no unpleasant side effects or risk of allergic reactions with this type of dermal filler.
What area’s can be treated with Restylane®?
Area’s around the mouth, the lips and between the eyebrows are the most commonly treated areas. However this treatment can be used on other areas and this can be discussed prior to treatment.
How long does it take and how quickly will I see results?
This form of treatment is very quick and does not require any pre-tests to be carried out. The treatment will usually take about half an hour to complete and the results are instant.
Is the treatment painful?
This all depends on your personal pain threshold, however most patients report only minimal pain or discomfort during the procedure. However when it comes to the lips an anaesthetic will usually be used as this area is more sensitive.
How long will the treatment last?
This will depend greatly on the patient’s age, skin condition and makeup as well as their overall lifestyle. However the average estimate used is between 6 to 12 months, the lips tend to need to be done more frequently than folds and wrinkles do.
June 14th, 2012
At Devonshire Square Dental Studio, Central London, there is much more on offer than just dental treatments and we now offer a number of facial cosmetic treatments available to patients who want to revamp their appearance. The types of treatments on offer include Botox and Dermal Filler treatments, all of which can be provided at the practice along with the usual cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Facial Cosmetic Treatments
Facial Cosmetic Treatments available at the surgery offer patients the opportunity to look both younger and healthier, with trained professionals able to enhance your appearance with Botox injections. This treatment helps to relax the muscles of the targeted area, thus smoothing out the skin and helping to prevent visible lines and wrinkles. The treatments can help a number of different areas and issues such as; frown lines, lower eyelids, sides of the nose, neck, upper lip, wrinkles around the eyes and a wrinkled forehead. All procedures are usually noticeable within two to three days, and last upwards of six months. If patients wish to repeat the treatments they can return to the practice within three to six months.
Using a natural and biodegradable material, Restylane can help reverse the aging process by returning volume to the skin. The treatment helps to combat the thinning of collagen that supports the skin as it breaks down as we age. It also rejuvenates skin contours as it adds volume to the tissue. A treatment session usually last anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes and usually doesn’t require anaesthesia. The results of Restylane are immediate and you can experience the results of the treatment for up to a year.
Both Botox and Dermal Fillers are an excellent facial aesthetic alternative to invasive surgery and can improve your appearance by several years.
May 24th, 2012
Signs of aging become visible on our faces as we grow older, including wrinkles and ‘nasolabial folds’ on the skin. Many injectable fillers exist today in order to bring volume back to the skin, to reduce the look of wrinkles for patients in the City of London. However, it is easy to hear about the drawbacks of these fillers, ranging from the ease of causing allergic reactions to the short-lived nature of their effects. Restylane is a safe treatment with a unique chemical formula, which does not suffer from these drawbacks.
What does Restylane do?
The general principle is that Restylane gives more volume to the skin. This means that wrinkles can be raised, so that they are at the same level as the surrounding skin and their appearance is altered. Equally, the contours of lips can be changed using this method. The procedure involves the surgeon injecting small amounts of Restylane directly into the skin. The most common areas that are treated with Restylane are between the eyebrows, the area between the ‘wings’ of the nose and the contours of the mouth, and the lips. While the length of the effect is dependent on many factors, including the individual’s skin and lifestyle, the results of Restylane usually last between six and twelve months.
What does the procedure involve?
No pre-test is necessary with Restylane, and so the procedure can be carried out straightaway. This is due to the composition of Restylane, which does not use any animal material, meaning there will be no allergic reaction or risk of disease. The surgeon will inject Restylane just under the skin, using a very fine needle, until the desired effect is achieved. Since the results are seen instantly, it is difficult to cause over-treatment, so there is no need to worry about the so-called ‘trout pout’. Most people find that the injection is relatively painless, too.