WRINKLE FILLING INJECTIONS – DERMAL FILLERS

Dr Sarah Hall BDS DPDS is a dentist with over 30 years experience. She has been qualified in aesthetic treatments, wrinkle filling injections and dermal fillers for over 12 years, offers wrinkle reduction by utilising wrinkle reducing injections and dermal fillers, as well as tooth whitening, to enhance your natural beauty and take years off your appearance. Years of repetitive expressions such as laughing and squinting as well as damage from sun exposure and loss of collagen and facial fat can cause the skin around the eyes and forehead to develop deep lines and wrinkles.

Wrinkle reducing injections

Wrinkle reducing injections are one of the best known and most popular non-surgical treatments for treating lines and wrinkles caused by smiling, laughing and frowning. Wrinkle reducing injections fillers are used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet and forehead lines on the face. It is the most common rejuvenating and anti ageing treatment  Sarah will provide a free consultation,  any treatments and top-ups using the latest techniques in this ever changing area. Wrinkle reducing injections is also used for migraines.

Wrinkle reduction with DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers give you immediate and visible results, taking years off your face, and leaving your skin smoother and more supple. Dermal fillers ‘fill lines’ and restore volume in your face to give a more youthful appearance.  Common areas are lips, cheeks and around the lower jaw.

Careful Research

Completing careful research prior to having any cosmetic treatment is vital. You need knowledge about the treatments, understand the risks and have confidence that your chosen professional is going to provide the best treatments.

Read through the questions on wrinkle reducing injections and dermal fillers below, they are the most common ones we get asked but if the answer you’re looking for isn’t there simply drop us a line, we’ll be happy to help.

Wrinkle reducing injections – Frequently asked questions

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.

BOTOX® is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX® has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

BOTOX® contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX®. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX®

How does BOTOX® work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.

Does BOTOX® treatment hurt?

Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® feels like a pinch. Sarah uses topical anaesthetic to numb the area to be injected

How long does the treatment take?

Sarah will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes

When will I see results?

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.

How long is the recovery time after treatment?

After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime

 

Dermal fillers – Frequently Asked Questions

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.

Dermal filler treatments are widely used in medical aesthetics to add volume, plump up and reduce the appearance of line and folds.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the human body and is central to regulating cell growth and renewal. HA has impact on number of functions in the body, some of which are to bind water, lubricate the movable parts of the body such as muscles and joints and to maintain the elasticity of the skin.

How do dermal filler treatments work?

Due to the properties of hyaluronic acid, once injected an instant volumizing effect can be seen, giving volume to the skin and longer term binding with water increasing hydration. Unwanted folds and wrinkles can be “plumped up” to reduce their appearance, resulting in a smoother, more youthful looking skin.

What are the benefits of dermal filler treatments?

Dermal filler injections provide an effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 9 months. Dermal filler injections can give natural looking results that do not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control you looks subtly as you age.

Are dermal filler treatments safe?

Everybody recalls the tragic results shown by Leslie Ash in early 2000, who received lip filler injections. The product used in her case was an injection of liquid silicone. This has no relationship at all to dermal fillers used today in aesthetic procedures.

There are a few issues and problems with hyaluronic acid fillers but these are in general very rare. These issues should be discussed with your aesthetic practitioner to ensure you know he or she is properly qualified and that you yourself won’t be added to a list of unsuccessful treatments and remain in safe hands.

Which areas can be treated?

Dermal filler treatments are used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin.

The most common areas treated are:

Nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and corner of the mouth)

Marionette lines (from the corner of the mouth downwards)

Lips (Enhance the shape, definition and volume of lips)

What is involved with dermal filler treatments?

Before

All treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. At this consultation you will discuss with Sarah the look you wish to achieve She will advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach this. If you decide to proceed she will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.

Following this, the doctor will explain which dermal filler option is best for your requirements and how you can expect to look afterwards.

During

The dermal filler is gently injected into specific areas of your skin to reduce the depth of the skin crease. Sarah will customise the exact depth and number of injections to give you the most natural result. Different dermal fillers can be used in different areas of your face to produce the most effective result.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes and the results are immediately visible. Patients can continue with their normal day after treatment.

After

You should leave the treated area alone for 48 hours to let it settle. We advise that you do not have a facial or similar treatment that may disturb the products or expose the newly-treated areas to strong sunlight for 2-3 days.

In the days after the treatment there may be some redness and minimal swelling, which normally settles in 1-2 days. Very occasionally patients can suffer some bruising at the injection site.

You will be offered a review appointment  to assess your treatment two weeks later.

How long do the effects of a dermal filler treatment last?

One of the great advantages of dermal filler treatment is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the area treated, individual’s skin type, skin condition lifestyle and age. Generally the effects can last between 6-12 months.

Does dermal filler treatment need pain relief?

Some clients may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. The lips are extremely sensitive and as such cause most discomfort. Ranges of dermal fillers containing local anaesthetic are available which ease any discomfort.

Sarah uses local and topical anaesthetic to ease any discomfort.

Are there any risks with dermal fillers?

Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions which may occur after any injection including redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.

After lip enhancement, some swelling is likely for a short period.

 

Contact South Beach Spa 0845 388 9960

These treatments are carried out by a qualified Doctor who is an independent therapist and does not work directly for South Beach Spa Ltd.

She has her own insurance.