Facial Aesthetics  

Facial Aesthetics

We offer the latest in non surgical facial aesthetics. Our specially trained and highly experienced team can help enhance your face and rejuvenate your features. Our comprehensive treatments range from scalp and skin to lips and chin.

Our dentist have extensive medical knowledge of the face and this is utilised with modern technologies to keep the skin and face looking young. Book a free consultation to discuss options and treatments.

Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics

MUSCLE RELAXANT INJECTIONS

What are Muscle Relaxants?

They are a chemical derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When injected into muscles they have a local effect. They block transmission between the nerve endings and muscle fibres around the injection site which causes weakness of the nearby muscle.

What are Muscle Relaxants used for?

Muscle Relaxants are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines and facial wrinkles. Muscle Relaxants work by blocking nerve transmission to temporarily reduce the contractions of the facial muscles that cause wrinkle appearance. They have been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles, and Muscle Relaxant injections are becoming increasingly popular.

Who can have Muscle Relaxants treatment?

Your practitioner will advise if cosmetic treatment with Muscle Relaxants is appropriate for you. Before starting treatment, tell your practitioner if you have any disorders that affect your nerves and muscles, if you are breastfeeding, or if you are planning to become pregnant soon. A medical history will be taken prior to provision of any treatment.

The Muscle Relaxants injection procedure

Your practitioner will administer several tiny injections of Muscle Relaxant directly into the muscles of your face. Prior to injection, your clinician will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. We use topical anesthetic prior to injections to make the procedure more comfortable.

After the injection you should notice an improvement in your frown lines within 3 to 7 days, the effects of which can last up to 4 months. However, results may vary. After a period of time, your frown lines will begin to reappear as the effects of the Muscle Relaxant wear off.

How often can Muscle Relaxant injections be given?

You can receive injections every 3-4 months. With repeated treatments, thinning of the muscles occurs, which produces longer-lasting results.

Possible side-effects of Muscle Relaxants

  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Temporary eyelid droop
  • Nausea
  • Squint/double vision
  • Twitching of the eye
  • Facial pain
  • Redness at the injection site
  • Muscle weakness

Although these complications are rare, we will inform you of any possible risk of the procedure prior to treatment and ask you to sign a consent form.

Do not have Muscle Relaxants treatment if you:

  • have an infection at the site where you will be injected;
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients used;
  • are pregnant or think you might be pregnant;
  • have any skin/muscle condition that stops you from having aesthetic treatment;
  • have a neurological disorder (eg. Myasthenia Gravis).

There are also a number of medicines that may interact with Muscle Relaxant injections (eg. quinidine, some antibiotics, blood thinning medication). It is important to tell your practitioner if you are taking any medication (whether prescribed or ‘over the counter’ products).

DERMAL FILLERS

What are Dermal Fillers??

Over time, the natural volume and suppleness of your skin diminishes and facial wrinkles and folds may form. Dermal fillers can help to temporarily restore the skin’s lost volume. They are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. HA binds with water to keep skin looking healthy, hydrated and firm. As we age our HA becomes less efficient, leading to a loss of support in the skin, loss of firmness and the appearance of lines. Dermal fillers are an injectable form of pure HA which closely resembles the body’s own natural HA. They are therefore safe to use and give great, natural-looking results.?

What are Dermal Fillers used for??

Dermal fillers can be used to treat wrinkles, scarring, depressions of the skin, and can effect limited reshaping of the skin and skin rejuvenation.?

The most common areas that are treated with Dermal Fillers include:?

  • Peri-oral lines around the mouth – ‘Lipstick Lines’;?
  • Naso-labial lines – these run from the corners of the mouth to the base of the nose;?
  • Oral Commissures – Marionette or ‘Sad Mouth’;?
  • Volume enhancement of the lips. Thin or uneven lips benefit ? from the extra fullness Restylane fillers can provide.?

Peri-orbital, forehead and glabella lines can be treated with Restylane, but are more commonly treated in the first instance with muscle relaxant injections.?

Who can have Dermal Filler treatments??

Your practitioner will decide if cosmetic treatment with Dermal Fillers is appropriate for you. Before starting treatment, tell your practitioner if you have any disorders that affect your skin or general health, if you are breastfeeding, or if you are planning to become pregnant soon. A medical history is taken prior to the provision of treatment.?

The Dermal Filler injection procedure?

Your practitioner will administer several injections into the skin using some of the best products in the market with no animal-derivatives. Topical anaesthesia may be used to minimise discomfort during treatment.?

After the injection?

You should notice a reduction in the skin deformity that was being treated and an immediate increase in volume. However, the actual result of the treatment will only be visible once the skin has healed fully after treatment.

How often can Dermal Filler injections be given??

You can receive injections every 4 months to top up and maintain the result achieved after the initial treatment. With repeated treatments you ensure that the skin is stretched constantly and so reduce long term wrinkle formations of the skin.? ???

Do not have Dermal Filler treatment if you:?

  • have an infection at the site where you will be injected;?
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients;?
  • are pregnant or think you might be pregnant;?
  • have any skin condition that stops you from having aesthetic treatment.?

It is important to tell your practitioner if you are taking any medication of any kind (prescribed or 'over the counter' products.

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A Derma-Roller is simply a roller that has very fine needles covering its surface which is used for micro-needling treatment. The first use of skin needling for cosmetic purposes was as part of a system of Chinese Medicine. The technique has been used more frequently since 1997 for various skin treatments. This treatment stimulates “collagen” and “elastin” production, which decreases over time as we age. The treatment causes increased trans-dermal absorption which can be used for application of skin treatment products where necessary.

What are Dermal Rollers used for?

Skin rejuvenation post increased production of lost skins collagen and elastin. Stretch marks and cellulite treatments. They are also effective in the treatment of acne scarring of the face, and for the treatment of fine wrinkles which are difficult to treat with muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers. The result is smooth and younger looking skin.

Who can have Dermal Roller treatments?

Your practitioner will decide if cosmetic treatment with Dermal Rollers is appropriate for you. Before starting treatment, tell your practitioner if you have any disorders that affect your skin or general health, if you are breast feeding, or if you are planning to become pregnant soon. A medical history is taken prior to the provision of treatment.

The Dermal Roller procedure

Your practitioner will clean your skin and prepare you for treatment. We offer a free facial massage prior to the procedure.? A topical anaesthetic may or may not be used depending on the type of roller used and your preference. The treatment should not take more than 30 minutes. ?

After the procedure

After the first treatment the skin will often feel tighter and look fresher. The increase in collagen induction begins within 48 hours of treatment. However, it usually takes at least 4 weeks for the best result to be seen. The collagen and elastin induction will usually result in a decreased appearance of lines and wrinkles and an increase in the firmness of the skin. You should use good quality products on the skin throughout the treatment period to achieve the best results. Your practitioner can recommend an appropriate skin needling serum. ?

How often can Dermal Roller treatment be carried out?

The recommended gap between treatments is 2-4 weeks. An average of 3 weeks is a good interval before you have the next treatment. This wait is to ensure that your skin has had a good chance to recover and has started building a good reservoir of collagen and elastins.?

Possible side effects:

  • Bruising?, Pain/Sensitivity? and Swelling (rare)

Cautions/contra-indications

  • Anticoagulant medications such as warfarin and heparin. Speak to our clinician for more information. Any medication that causes photosensitivity and dryness of the skin.?
  • Any open skin wounds, including broken skin, scabs, wounds, bleeding skin and blisters.?
  • Cold sores must be avoided if present or they may spread.?
  • Pustular acne spots. Active acne should be treated before the skin needling procedure.?
  • Rashes, psoriasis, eczema, pustular or nodular rosacea and fungal infections of the skin.?
  • Contagious skin conditions.?
  • Raised moles, warts or moles that have changed shape or colour and unidentified skin growths should be examined by our physician prior to treatment.?
  • Avoid this treatment if your skin bruises easily or if you have bleeding disorders such as haemophilia.?
  • Skin cancer.?
  • Keloid scars cannot be treated with skin needling procedure.?
  • The risk of postoperative infection is higher in diabetic patients.
  Contact Details  
Mile End Dental Clinic
  •    13a Nayland Road, Colchester CO4 5EG
  •    01206 752500
  •    office@mileenddental.com
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