October 11, 2017

Facial Treatments

The Bridlington Dental Studio can offer you a discreet and professional service.

We use filler and botulinum toxin treatments to reduce lines and wrinkles.

Find out what treatments would suit you best below.

LIP FILLERS

If your lips have lost definition over the years, or never had the fullness you would like, lip fillers can enhance the shape and volume of your lips to give you more definition to your smile and more confidence in your appearance. You can choose the exact look you want, whether that’s a subtle change or much fuller lips. We’ll create a personalised treatment programme to ensure your lips stay plump and continue to look great.

Lip Fillers can be used to create a fuller lip, but also they are very effective in renewing a youthful look. The mouth area tends to pucker with age and filler treatment helps to plump it back out.

Over the past few years fuller lips have been a growing trend, with movie actress Angelina Jolie and reality  TV star Kylie Jenner leading the way. The key is to enhance the natural lip, to create a fuller look that isn’t too far removed from the natural lip line.

As the skin ages proteins and  connective tissue acids are lost. This causes the skin to sag and form lines, most commonly around the mouth and the lips. We use hydrating hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers to fill these lines creating a more youthful look. These are not permanent and HA is a naturally occuring substance in all of our skin.

This costs £250 for lip filler. Request your appointment here.

CHEEKS

Fillers can also be injected into the cheeks to define the cheek area and lift the lower face, thus creating a more youthful look. As we age the movement of the facial fat pads, bone and the loss of elasticity of the skin and connective tissue causes an inversion of the youthful triangular face. Cheek fillers are used to fight against this.

WRINKLE REDUCTION

“I learnt how to treat facial lines from a cosmetic surgeon. As a dentist, I already have comprehensive training in the muscles and nerves of the face and the clinical environment and regulation to provide safe facial aesthetics to people. I’ve done over 10 000 injections in my career, plus I use the smallest, thinnest needles on the market so it really won’t hurt!” – Greg Miller

Frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet can all be treated very effectively.

It is easy to do and not as painful as you’d imagine. The muscle action is decreased for the areas of the face treated. This creates a quieter face and stops the lines from forming. However it still allows facial expressions when done expertly.

It takes two weeks to take full effect although you might notice some changes within two days. Effects last three months, although with continued use it may last for as long as six months between treatments.

Treatment courses

One area = Crows feet, forehead lines or frown lines £150
Three areas = Crows feet, forehead lines AND frown lines £250

SKIN BOOSTERS

Used to improve what we call “crepey skin” when the skin has lost some of it’s elasticity and starts to sag. This is the most common type of filler treatment in Italy!

LOOK FORWARD TO A LONG LASTING, HEALTHY GLOW THANKS TO DEEP HYDRATION.

Restylane Skinbooster treatments create luminous skin in a natural way by gently and naturally smoothening the skin from the inside. It works by increasing the hydration within the skin to provide lasting moisture and improve the skin’s surface.

HYDRATING MICROINJECTIONS

Each treatment involves a series of hydrating microinjections of long-lasting hyaluronic acid, also called stabilised HA, a water-loving substance found naturally in the body that maintains hydration in the skin. It is a softer form of the filler that we use in other areas.

Stabilised HA is a soft, gel-like substance that absorbs water and brings deep skin hydration to the treated areas, giving it improved firmness, elasticity and smoothness.

What you and everyone else will see is a wonderful and radiant skin.

Over time, the quality of your skin changes – collagen and elastic fibers disintegrate, and the spread and function of the body’s own hyaluronic acid change, making your skin drier, rougher and less elastic.

TREATMENT AREAS

Restylane Skinboosters treatments can be used to improve the general skin quality of your face but also to improve exposed and sensitive areas such as your neck, décolletage and hands as well as areas with acne-scarred skin.

TREATMENT PROGRAM

A typical treatment program with Restylane Skinboosters is made up of three initial treatment sessions with 2 to 4 weeks apart.

These sessions cost £175 a session.

SWEAT REDUCTION

Botulinum treatment can also be used to reduce sweating. It is most commonly performed in early summer, to reduce underarm sweating during the warmer months. A tiny amount of Botulinum treatment is injected in several areas under the arm. It takes a few days to take effect and lasts for about 6 months. You will need shaved underarms for this treatment.

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More information on dermal fillers

The majority of brands are made from hyaluronic acid.
Advantages:

-Immediate results
-Single treatment
-Minimal downtime
-Lasts 6-18 months depending on the product used and site of treatment

What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in all skin and soft tissues
throughout the body. It attracts and binds water in the skin, providing
volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and supporting collagen and elastin fibres.
Dermal fillers are manufactured, usually through fermentation and cross linking with proteins to
produce a clear, sterile gel for injection into the skin.
In the UK, there are over 160 brands on the market due in some part to weak regulation. Not all
hyaluronic acids are the same and legitimate brands are NOT available for general sale on the
internet and should only be administered by trained clinicians.

We mostly use Restylane which has over 15 different types of filler made for specific purposes.

How does it work?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a clear sterile gel in a syringe for injection into the skin
providing instant correction.

– To correct or enhance facial contours; cheeks, temples, jawline, nose, chin
– To define, correct or enhance lips
– To soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds
– To restore lost volume in hands to reduce the appearance of veins and tendons
– To correct hollows under the eyes (tear troughs)
– To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin

Does it hurt?
Most leading brands also contain a local anaesthetic and we will apply topical
anaesthetic cream prior to treatment to numb the skin or use injections of local anaethetic to numb it. Treatment need not be painful.

After treatment
Your practitioner will provide aftercare advice designed to minimise risk and promote speedy
recovery from any expected side effects.
Most people are able to continue with normal activities with immediate improvement in their
appearance. Some will have some redness, pin prick marks, possibly swelling- particularly in the
lips. Possibly bruising. Any swelling and bruising may be more apparent the next day.
Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours

You will be advised to avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sunbathing, and extremes of heat or cold
for 14 days post treatment.

How long will it last?
Longevity does vary between products, and between individuals, but most will last between 6
months and 18 months.

Is it safe?
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at
consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed.
Dermal fillers should be administered by a healthcare professional with specialist training.
Side effects include, but are not limited to;
Redness, swelling, bruising, itching and tenderness
The above are temporary and usually resolve within the first few days, swelling is often marked the next morning but
settles within hours, bruising can take a week to 10 days to resolve and can sometimes persist for longer.

Am I suitable for treatment?
There are a number of medical conditions and or medicines that may affect the decision to treat
or the treatment plan. A full medical history and assessment of your expectations is necessary in
advance of any decision to treat. Please come and discuss any concerns you have with us.