Facial rejuvenation is any cosmetic or medical procedure used to increase or restore the appearance of a younger age to human face. The specific term, however, refers to a set of surgical procedures which try to restore facial geometry and skin appearance which are typical of youth.
At Goldhawk Dental Practice we carry out the following facial rejuvenation treatments:
- Wrinkle treatment
- Dermal Fillers for face and lips
- Chemical Skin Peel
- Facial Mesiotherapy
For cost of treatment please refer to price list or contact us.
Wrinkle treatment refers to the use of Botox(TM) to slightly relax the muscles around the face so as to reduce their effect on the skin and hence reduce the wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin injections may reduce some types of wrinkles. They are often used to treat forehead and frown lines that come from making facial expressions. They can also reduce lines at the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet). Botulinum toxin can only reduce what are called active wrinkles which are caused by muscle activity. It won’t work for wrinkles, creases or lines that don’t change with your facial expressions.
Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. If you have botulinum toxin treatment, your clinician or doctor will inject the protein into specific muscles in your face.
It will relax or paralyse these muscles to reduce their effect on lines and wrinkles. Untreated areas of your face should continue to move as normal and you will be able to laugh, smile and frown, but with less wrinkling of your skin in the treated areas.
It may take one to five days for the treatment to take effect and the best results will be after around a week or two. The treatment should last for three to six months. You will need to have botulinum toxin injections repeated if you want to keep the effects.
Botulinum toxin injections aren’t suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding or have a neurological disorder, such as myasthenia gravis. The injections can’t treat wrinkles caused by sun damage.
Dermal fillers aim to plump up your skin and make it appear fuller and smoother. Dermal fillers are often used to reduce lines around your chin and your lips, and to enhance the shape of your lips. There is a range of dermal fillers available that work in different ways, and they can be temporary or permanent.
If you have a permanent filler, it won’t adapt to further changes to your face as you age. Therefore these aren’t used as much as temporary fillers. Your clinician will usually recommend using a non-permanent dermal filler. These are either synthetic, or made from a material that closely resembles a naturally occurring acid in your body. Your clinician will inject the dermal filler into the required area with a tiny needle.
The effects from dermal filler treatment usually last from three months to 18 months, depending on the type of filler and the area you have treated. You will need to have repeat treatments if you want the effects to last longer.
At Goldhawk Dental Practice we use Juvederm brand that comes in different consistencies.
With the use of dermal fillers a non-surgical procedure can be carried out to improve the facial appearance by restoring the 3D contour of the face without the need for surgery.
The cheeks, the nasolabial lines and the marionette lines can be treated to generate a lifting effect; a look that is instantly rejuvenating, attractive and natural in appearance.
For more information either contact the practice or send us an email.
Chemical peels aim to improve and smooth the texture of the skin on your face. They use various chemicals to remove the damaged outer layers of your skin, and may help reduce lines and fine wrinkles. Chemical peels that range from mild chemical peels that you can buy over-the-counter, to deeper chemical peels. You will need an experienced clinician or doctor to do a deeper chemical peel for you in a clinic or hospital. As with all treatments, the stronger the preparation used, the more effect it has and the greater the risks. Over-the-counter peels can be used to improve your skin’s appearance if you have fine lines.
At Goldhawk Dental Practice we use 30% and 70% glyolic acid as our skin peel product.