Anti-wrinkle therapies involve the use of cosmetic injectables to smooth out problem lines via non-surgical methods.
Here at the Maltings Dental Practice these procedures are provided by our dentist Mr Peter Butcher.
Botox®, or Botulinum toxin, type A is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyses muscles by blocking nerve impulses. As a result of this the relaxed muscle can no longer contract thus smoothing out frown lines.
The effects last between 3 to 6 months and maintenance treatment significantly reduces recurrence.
Peter uses Allergan's Botox®. Dentist's spend the majority of their undergraduate training developing an indepth knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and spend a great deal of time delivering (mostly) pain free injections.
Botulinum toxin is used primarily in the upper face and main areas treated are:
1. glabellar region – deep folds in between the brows
2. crows feet – these are tiny parallel wrinkles at the corners of the eyes
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a natural component in our skin. It has viscoelastic properties that help our faces to look full and smooth. Over time and due to sunlight exposure this natural substance is reduced creating unwanted folds.
Dermal fillers contain HA and by injecting it into specific areas, we aim to increase volume and fullness thus smoothing out deep folds. Peter uses Allergan's Juvederm® dermal filler products.
The effects last between 6-12 months. Successive treatments will reduce recurrence.
Dermal fillers are mainly used in the lower face. Deep folds in the nose, lip and chin region can all be smoothed out, most commonly nasolabial folds, marionette lines and smokers lines.
A consultation is required before any treatment is carried out. At this appointment the dentist will ask about the main areas of concern as well as going through a detailed medical history form. Photographs may be required.
Like all cosmetic treatments, botox® and dermal fillers are not for everyone. At the Malting's Dental Practice we believe in utilising the procedure to reverse the ageing process without making you look fake.