Botulinum Toxin (‘Botox’)
‘Botox’ is the industry name for botulinum toxin type A which is a purified protein extracted from certain bacteria. It can be injected with a tiny needle into certain muscles at planned target points to temporarily freeze them, which allows a reduction in static and active wrinkles and smoother skin in general.
The most commonly treated areas are the lines on the forehead, frown lines and lines around the eyes or ‘crow's feet’. Advanced areas include treating a ‘gummy smile’, or an overactive chin muscle. The result is a natural smoothing of the complexion with as much as 80% wrinkle reduction.
Botox injections are completely safe when administered by a well-trained and experienced practitioner and the effects are fully reversible as your body processes it naturally and the chemical itself exits the body after approximately 20 days, leaving the smoothing effects to last for up to 6 months.
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Dermal fillers can be used to fill deep lines and wrinkles as well as add structure and replace lost volume to restore a youthful appearance to the face. They can also be used to improve skin texture on the decolletage area and back of hands. Dermal fillers contain the active ingredient Hyaluronic Acid which is a naturally occurring volumiser for skin and eyes. When injected under the skin they replace the Hyaluronic acid that has been lost over the years through the natural ageing process.
Enhancing lip shape can be done by highlighting the natural outline of the lips or creating a whole new shape with dermal fillers. The size of the lip can be increased naturally or more dramatically depending on the amount of dermal filler used.
Minor bumps on the bridge of the nose can be corrected with dermal filler as well as other small modifications to the shape of the tip.
How long does it last?
Dermal fillers will last depending on their consistency and where they are used. They can last from 6-18 months.
Aesthetic Treatments at Care Dental Platinum
Our Aesthetic Practitioner, Dr. Safa Al-Naher is a fully qualified and practising Dentist with a special interest is cosmetic and restorative dentistry which gives the added advantage of having a practised eye for symmetry and favourable aesthetics and being comfortable with giving gentle and accurate injections.
At Care Dental Platinum we only use the market leading products which have the most licences and testing. This includes Allergan products such as Juvederm dermal fillers and the original BOTOX™.
Numbing cream is rarely needed for Botox injections but can be applied for dermal filler treatment. The downtime for both treatments is minimal as you are able to go about your business as normal straight after. Treatment time can be as short as 20 minutes. The results for dermal fillers are seen straight away and for Botox after a few days. We always offer a review appointment after 2 weeks to ensure a result that you are pleased with.