Anti-wrinkle and facial aesthetics
Combat the signs of ageing with our tried and tested methods.
When the face is injected with botulinum toxin, the nerves temporarily stop responding to stimuli.
The wrinkles or frown lines which have gradually formed will appear filled and softened.
By restricting the movements of your facial muscles, it reduces the vulnerability of your skin to creasing, it can also help relieve migraines caused by overly active muscular tension.
Small amounts are injected into the target areas.
The injections are done with help of a very fine needle.
Common areas to be treated are the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes.
The actual injections take only 5 to 10 minutes.
However, every patient is consulted and a before photo is taken. The entire process requires approximately 30 minutes.
Due to the extremely fine gauge of the needles, most people find it painless, however in certain sensitive areas anaesthetic cream might be applied prior to the treatment, numbing the area, and making the injections more comfortable.
This will be discussed with you during your consultation.
Slight swelling at the site of injection settles within 10-15 minutes.
No changes are expected immediately; the results of the treatment are gradual and become apparent only after 24-72 hours after the injections.
Make-up can be applied half an hour after the injections.
Minimal swelling, occasionally some bruising, and slight muscle tightening.
In very rare cases, flu-like symptoms can occur lasting a day or two.
Transient eyelid drooping is sometimes seen which settles within 2-3 weeks.
Skin infections are very rare.
Cases of allergy are quite rare.
On average skin remains smooth for 3-6 months, and can last up to 9 months
You should not have this treatment if you have a disease associated with muscle weakness such as Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular Dystophy, pregnancy, breastfeeding, allergies to components of the drug, antibiotic use a week prior to the treatment or are taking muscle relaxants.
Dermal fillers can be used to correct a variety of concerns related to facial aging, including:
- Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth (called nasolabial folds or laugh lines).
- Plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips.
- Augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthful fullness.
- Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eye area.
Increasing volume to fill out gauntness in the lower cheek or temple area, which most often occurs due to fat pads shifting beneath the surface of skin.
Dermal fillers are either a naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. Depending on the type of filler, the effects can last anywhere from three months to two years.
Many people elect to get both Wrinkle Relaxing and dermal fillers, the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.
Here at Holbrook Dental and implant Centre we use Naturally-derived fillers (most widely known is hyaluronic acid). Results are immediate and can last from 3-24 months.
Fillers can help improve the appearance of deep lines and give skin a more supple, youthful appearance in ways that skincare simply cannot.
If you’re considering dermal fillers, the next step is to consult with one of our qualified practitioners to figure out which type of dermal filler is right for you.