Growing old is an inevitable fact of life and should be embraced as a privilege not afforded to all. However, looking old is something we would all prefer to delay as much as possible. Moisturising and anti-ageing creams are very effective at keeping elasticity in the skin, but do not reduce the wrinkles.
Wrinkles are, of course, creases in the skin as a result of years of smiling, laughing and frowning, all signs of a life well lived. While we cherish the memories we don’t have to accept the consequences.
Dermal fillers at our practice in Leamington Spa are a fantastic way to reduce these wrinkles without distorting the face like some surgeries. They really do turn back the clock in a painless and non-invasive way.
Here’s how it works
So, let’s talk about the science bit, what are dermal fillers Leamington Spa?
Essentially, dermal fillers Leamington Spa are a hyaluronic acid based protein solution which is injected directly into the wrinkles or any facial lines in order to encourage regrowth of skin tissue cells and restore their natural volume. The most common brand of dermal filler is called Juvederm which is what we use here.
What can you expect?
You should start to see and feel the effects within 2-3 days, but it can take up to two weeks for the skin cells to grow and achieve the full effect. We normally recommend that you come back after two or three weeks for a follow up appointment but this is entirely at your discretion.
The results, unfortunately, are not permanent, but usually last up to 6-8 months. This will vary from person to person and deep lines will be softened and may take several treatments before desired results are achieved. Finer lines will disappear completely.
Do you have concerns?
Dermal fillers Leamington Spa have been extensively performed on millions of people across the world and their safety is beyond doubt.
There are, of course, some rare medical conditions which affect the muscles and will prohibit certain people from receiving this treatment. It is also not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. But do not worry, we will make sure that you are thoroughly fit and ready to receive the injection before we begin.
The injection itself is virtually painless. Other than a slight sting from the needle, you should not feel any discomfort whatsoever. There may be some very minor bleeding or bruising and, in some very rare cases, an allergic reaction may occur, but we will always be on hand to monitor such issues.
After the procedure
There are a few things that should be avoided for around 6 hours after the treatment that may increase the blood flow and diminish the effect of the injection. These include hot baths, exercise, sun exposure and drinking alcohol. It is also advisable not to immediately touch the injected area or apply make-up. We do, however, advise actively using the treated area immediately after the treatment. Frowning, or better still, smiling and laughing will enhance the effects of the injection and stimulate cell regrowth.
So get ready to say goodbye to those wrinkles and embrace the face you remember!
At face value
At Leamington Spa Dental Practice, we recognise that we are living in an increasingly image conscious and appearance focussed world. No longer are our services focussed primarily on ensuring and maintaining the oral health of our patients. Whilst this is a persistent aspect of our daily services, we are increasingly treating patients on a purely aesthetic, cosmetic basis that goes beyond oral health and extends to procedures such as dermal fillers in Leamington Spa to boost the self-esteem of those who seek them.
Fountain of youth
Dermal fillers in Leamington Spa are a cosmetic procedure which uses cosmetic fillers to reshape or fill out a patient’s face. People opt for this for a number of reasons, and are of all ages. One of the most common reasons for seeking out dermal fillers in Leamington Spa is to halt visible signs of ageing such as frown lines or crow’s feet. Another reason for seeking dermal fillers is to address acne scars or pockmarks that have been left from chickenpox or another pre-existing skin condition. Dermal fillers act by being injected into the face of the patient with the aim of pumping up the affected area until the point that the depression or wrinkle is gone. Fillers of this nature work by increasing the amount of hyaluronic acid within a muscle which temporarily freezes the nerve signals within the area they are injected into. This results in the muscle seeming smoother and fuller. Dermal fillers are not a permanent solution, and typically last around three to five months, depending on the extent of treatment.
Painless and quick
The process of receiving dermal fillers from a specialist here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice is a remarkably quick and painless procedure which only takes as little as 20 minutes. Prior to undertaking any facial rejuvenation treatment from us, patients must first partake in a consultation period. This is done to assess whether or not you are eligible for treatment by establishing whether or not you have any pre-existing, underlying conditions such as myasthenia gravis which would prevent treatment from being carried out. However, providing patients are eligible, the actual installation process of dermal fillers is a remarkably simple and painless undertaking. Initially, an anaesthetic cream may be applied, before the dermal fillers are injected with a tiny needle, directly into the muscle which they aim to fill. This area is then gently massaged by one of our filler specialists. After the fillers have been inserted, there may be some mild swelling or redness – which should cease within two days from the initial injection. For deep wrinkles or lines within your face, multiple insertions of dermal fillers are required, so you may have to return to our practice. For mild, smaller wrinkles or lines on your face however, they may be smoothed out almost immediately and maintained so for as long as five months. Those who receive dermal fillers can often find them to have a massively positive and life-changing impact on their self-esteem and confidence as their outward appearance is often largely boosted aesthetically and their perceived age is greatly reduced.
Do you think you look a bit more tired and weary now that winter is coming to an end? Is your age starting to show and you’d like to do something about it?
At Leamington Spa Dental Practice in Royal Leamington Spa, we use dermal fillers to help bring tired looking faces back to life.
Dermal fillers are injections of hyaluronic acid that help to fill out areas of the face that have lost their natural plumpness and are starting to look wrinkled or hollow.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural acid produced in the body. It is used to lock in moisture, so you find it in the skin, giving it that plump and dewy look. It’s also found in the joints, keeping cartilage moist and making joints easier to use.
When we use it on the face, we inject tiny amounts of dermal fillers into wrinkles and hollows. There are various different brands of fillers. At Leamington Spa Dental Practice, we use Juvaderm.
Most of our patients ask to have dermal fillers put into the lines that run between the nose and the mouth, lines around the lips and also the lines that run from the mouth down to the chin. It’s also great on the backs of the hands.
When you have the treatment, there might be a bit of bleeding, which is normal. You must also take precautions, such as avoiding extreme facial expressions, after the treatment to allow it to settle down.
You will be able to see a difference straight away after having the treatment, but it will continue to develop over the next 2 weeks, after which you will see the full effect.
We like you to come back for a follow-up appointment 2-3 weeks after your treatment so that we can make sure everything is OK, or if you need a bit more product. This is to make sure you will get the full value from your treatment.
You can expect your treatment to last for about 6-8 months, although treatments on the lips don’t last as long.
Why not book a consultation and see how dermal fillers can lift your face?
Isn’t it great that we live in a time when being able to keep the years at bay with anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers has become completely acceptable and increasingly available. The other big worry for many people was that having treatments would have to be with someone who did not really understand the complex anatomy of the face, but you don’t even have to worry about that now that treatments are available from Leamington Spa Dental Practice.
Dentists are perfectly placed to deliver facial aesthetics because we are already highly trained in the anatomy of the face, and already highly skilled and experienced in the accurate and careful delivery of local anaesthetics by needle. It’s only short step from that to delivering anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in Leamington Spa in just the right places and just the right amounts such that you look younger and fresher, but still have full use of your facial expressions.
For the upper face
Here is where we use the anti-wrinkle injections, targeting frown lines, crow’s feet and worry lines, all around the eyes. We stop the signalling between the nerves and the muscles so that these habitually contracted muscles have to fully relax. It takes a few days for this to happen and you can watch the lines gently smooth out. Treatments last up to four months, so come for a top-up after three.
For around the mouth
Folds from the nose to the mouth, from the mouth to the chin, lines along the top lip, and flattening of the top lip can all be treated with dermal fillers. We carefully inject just the right amount of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by the body, into these areas to plump them out. The treatments generally last for 6–8 months, and the hyaluronic acid is absorbed by the body. You may well need to get your top lip done again sooner, as this area works particularly hard with speaking, smiling and eating.
Treatments are really quick, you can have them done in your lunch hour. If you would like to find how these treatments could boost your confidence, why not come in for a consultation?