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Facial Rejuvenation

As time passes, our muscles of facial expression can create lines and wrinkles associated with gravity, smoking and sun exposure.

Dr Kunju Patel B.D.S offers non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments to help smoothen those unwanted facial lines and wrinkles, giving you younger looking skin with use of Anti-wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers.

Book your FREE initial consultation today for friendly and personal advice, which is tailored to your individual needs

Facial Rejuvenation – Non-Surgical Face Lifts

Nowadays, in the effort to look younger and improve appearance, people are having both dental and facial cosmetic treatments. At Brickfields Dental Care, we use a trained professional who can combine exceptional standards of cosmetic dentistry with facial rejuvenation techniques such as line and wrinkle smoothing using products such as Botox® and dermal fillers to improve facial lines and contours while retaining normal facial expressions.

Botox reversibly relaxes muscle tissue, which can be successfully used to combat ageing associated with gravity and sun exposure. It is usually applied to the areas around the face where dermal collagen has been weakened, such as forehead creases and crows feet around the eyes.

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Every time we laugh, smile or frown, Dynamic Wrinkles are created by the contractions in our delicate facial muscles. Over time, these ‘contractions’ leave us with what we know as frown lines, crow’s feet and laughter lines.

Botulonum toxin is a purified bacterial substance that works by blocking impulses from the nerves to our tiny facial muscles, temporarily relaxing them so that they don’t contract, thereby softening the appearance of these lines.

Giving Botulinum Toxin injections is simple and safe. There is minimal pain associated with this treatment as a very fine needle is used, and such a small amount of liquid used.

Treatment and recovery is usually within an hour, and you will be able to resume your normal duties immediately after treatment. Slight temporary bruising is expected, as with any injections, but otherwise there will be no visible signs of your treatment.

Are there any side effects?

The medication can sometimes cause excessive weakness of injected or nearby muscles, rarely there can by asymmetry of facial expression, transient weakness of eye closure, or drooping of the eyelids. The risk of any side effects depends upon the muscles injected, because Botulinum Toxin is completely reversible, any side effects are temporary, lasting only days or weeks.

Treatment with Botulinum Toxin can be carried out immediately since no patch testing is required. The effects are usually apparent 1-2 weeks following treatment and will last 3-4 months. Everything will return to normal after 3-4 months.

Results with Botulinum Toxin can be amazing and can be very effective to maintain a more youthful appearance. However, this medication works only on dynamic wrinkles, and not static wrinkles, which are unrelated to the muscles of facial expression. If you have a combination of the two, the results can therefore be limited.

Early results from clinical trials show that less treatment is required with time, as the muscles retrain themselves, but this varies from person to person. In addition, the effects may be less effective for patients over the age of 65.

This excellent and inexpensive treatment achieves superb results and is ideal for the removal of:

  • frown lines
  • crow’s feet
  • laughter lines
  • forehead creases

Dermal Fillers and Hydra Fill

“The instant solution for lines, wrinkles, lip enhancement and facial contouring.”

  • Are there lines and wrinkles on your face that you don’t like?
  • Do you want an instant solution?
  • Can you spare 30-45 minutes for your initial treatment?
  • Do you want a safe treatment that has been proven effective?
  • Do you want a treatment that requires minimal recuperation time?
  • Can you spare 30 minutes every 6 months or so for a top-up treatment?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you could be the perfect candidate for treatment with Hydra Fill range of products.

Treatment is as easy and quick as getting your hair done, it’s as affordable as a new outfit and the results are immediate and amazing!

How wrinkles form

Your skin is constantly under attack. Each day you are exposed to an assault of wind, sun, cold and pollution. In addition, fatigue, emotional changes, hormonal swings and simply the passage of time can take their toll on your skin. These internal and external attacks combine to weaken your skin’s structure and appearance.

The skin’s structure deteriorates at the level of the dermis; the deeper living layer of the skin. When vital components of the dermis such as collagen fibres, elastin and hyaluronic acid become less abundant, the dermis is weakened, causing a noticeable impact on the appearance of the skin.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are soft tissue and flexible substances that can be injected into the skin to create a smoother, younger appearance by improving fine lines and wrinkles, plumping lips, filling out hollow cheeks, improving scars, elevating deep folds, and repairing various facial imperfections.

The role of hyaluronic acid and Hydra Fill

The hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in your skin, plays an important role in moisturising the skin and helps to give it elasticity and tone. It is the fundamental matter in which the collagen fibres and elastin are immersed. It is a reduction in the natural hyaluronic acid in the skin over time which contributes to skin aging.

Hydra Fill is similar to the hyaluronic acid found in skin. Injected into the dermis, it replenishes the natural hyaluronic acid and hydrates the dermis by imprisoning the water molecules and giving back to the skin its volume and initial form. In this way ageing lines are quickly reduced and the lip border instantly lifted and increased, so helping to preserve and restore a youthful looking skin.

Treatment with Dermal Fillers and Hydra Fill

Hydra Fill is suitable for all skin types. After a personalized consultation and diagnosis, your practitioner will propose the most suitable treatment for you. Hydra Fill is available in three formulations, depending on the types and severity of wrinkles to be treated.

The treatment itself takes only 15 to 30 minutes and involves injecting the filler into the dermis with a very fine needle, typically only a few millimetres beneath the surface of the skin. The process is usually painless although an anaesthetic may sometimes be used for increased comfort.

In the hours following injection, small red marks or slight swelling may appear temporarily. The beneficial results are visible immediately and last around 6 to 9 months as the dermal filler is absorbed naturally over time. To maintain the benefits simply pop into your practitioner about once or twice a year and pamper yourself with a quick Hydra Fill makeover. Being naturally-based and biocompatible, Hydra Fill is very safe.

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