Relax, refresh and even re-sculpt your features.
The meeting point of beauty and technology, facial aesthetics are clinically safe injectables that either freeze your muscles (botulinum toxin) or fill out your complexion (dermal fillers) – something dentists are especially well qualified for, thanks to their in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy. Treatments at Avon Dental Practice are simple and quick to carry out, requiring little to no downtime – ideal for anyone who wants to achieve the subtle changes that will have people remarking how well you look, without guessing why.
Carefully administered botulinum toxin injections can make the small changes you need to create a big difference – from banishing frown lines caused by squinting at screens to transforming the tiredness that lingers around your eyes, or perhaps enhancing your cheekbones. Using botulinum toxin (the same ingredient used by the Botox® brand) in Dorset, our subtle, gentle approach offers an under-the-radar way of giving your complexion a natural lift.
[Botox® is a registered trademark of Allergan.]
Like botulinum toxin, dermal fillers come with decades of clinical backing – however, they offer a different route to anti-ageing, plumping skin from within. Dermal fillers are based on hyaluronic acid – a substance that occurs naturally in our skin to boost collagen. Over time, our production of hyaluronic acid slows down and our complexion loses its youthful volume. Injected into key areas of the face, dermal fillers restore that lost volume. Available in Dorset, dermal fillers can be used over the whole face, both to re-plump and contour the skin.
That might have once been the case, but the rise of dentists qualified in facial aesthetics has made botulinum toxin and dermal fillers much more accessible. While the procedures are quick and non-invasive, the qualifications required to administer anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are universal – meaning you’ll receive the same expertise and results closer to home.
Botulinum toxin is the same inert ingredient used in Botox® (but without the branded price tag). Botulinum toxin injections are gently placed in key locations around the face, to paralyse the underlying muscles that hold the skin in a contracted pose – relaxing those deep expression lines and literally wiping the stress off your face. It’s especially effective on the brow and around the eyes and mouth. Other popular uses include treating the top lip to reverse the effect of a gummy smile, and treating the underarms to reduce excessive sweating.
Dermal fillers offer a non-surgical way of restoring lost volume in the face by plumping out folds, lines and wrinkles from within. Made from a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid – the moisture-replenishing substance that occurs naturally in our bodies – dermal fillers are injected in gel form. As well as plumping lips and cheeks, they can be used to re-contour the whole face, smoothing out unwanted bumps, for example, or creating a more sculpted look.
Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers typically take effect a few days after the injections.
Generally botulinum toxin and dermal fillers will last for up to six months before a repeat procedure is required.
Facial aesthetics can target the following areas:
- Naso labial creases
- Forehead creases
- Marionette lines at the corners of your mouth
- Laughter lines (crows’ feet)
- Frown lines
- Vertical lip lines
Dental practices can offer complete clinical treatments and aftercare that others can’t. Beauticians can only give you localised anti-ageing remedies, but our medical-grade treatments last much longer. Plus, because of the in-depth training our practitioners go through, we guarantee you a safe, comfortable experience.