What are fillers?Dermal fillers are commonly used to plump and add volume and vitality to the skin. As you get older, the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin decreases and this can leave your skin looking sunken, tired and old. With fillers, we can replace the lost collagen to add volume to your cheeks and enhance your facial features to bring out your natural beauty and boost your confidence. Fillers also smooth the complexion, reducing the visibility of lines and wrinkles and giving your skin a gorgeous, youthful look.
Filler treatmentFiller treatment is really simple and it only takes around 15-20 minutes, so it can be fitted around your schedule very easily. Before we start treatment, we will have a consultation to take a look at your skin and discuss where you want to treat. We will also explain what will happen when you have filler treatment and answer any questions you have. The actual procedure simply involves using a very thin needle to inject the filler into the areas of the skin you want to treat. After treatment, you will soon be able to see the effects and they should last between 6 and 9 months. After this period of time has elapsed, it is possible to top up the treatment as and when you wish. If you have troublesome lines, look older than you feel or would simply like to give your complexion a boost of radiance, why not call us today and find out about our amazing facial treatments?
How do dermal fillers work?The treatment is very simple, the product is gently injected into the skin around the mouth to give it a plumper more youthful appearance. The lips can also be plumped up to enhance the smile and this treatment is sometimes used during a smile makeover treatment.
What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?Areas around the mouth, the lips and between the eyebrows are the most commonly treated areas. However this treatment can be used on other areas and this can be discussed prior to treatment.
How long does it take and how quickly will I see results?This form of treatment is very quick and does not require any pre-tests to be carried out. The treatment will usually take about half an hour to complete and the results are instant.
Is the treatment painful?This all depends on your personal pain threshold, however most patients report only minimal pain or discomfort during the procedure. When it comes to the lips, an anaesthetic will usually be used as this area is more sensitive.
How long will the treatment last?This will depend greatly on the patient’s age, skin condition and makeup as well as their overall lifestyle. However the average estimate used is between 6 to 12 months. The lips tend to need to be done more frequently than folds and wrinkles do.
Our treatmentsOur treatments include Botox and dermal fillers.
BotoxBotox is a purified toxin injected into the skin to smooth lines and wrinkles. This treatment is particularly popular for treating issues such as crow’s feet and lines on the forehead. Botox works by limiting muscle contraction in the facial muscles. Treatment is non-invasive, sessions usually last between 10 and 30 minutes and the results last between 3 and 6 months. If you are new to facial treatments, Botox is a good option because the results are only temporary, so you can have treatment without committing to a permanent look or undertaking the risks of surgery.
Dermal fillersDermal fillers are another popular treatment for reducing the visibility of facial lines and they also provide a solution for dull and sunken skin. Fillers add volume and plumpness to the skin to help combat the effects of ageing and decreasing quantities of collagen. Fillers can also add more volume to the lips and treatment can really make a difference to the definition of the facial features. Like Botox, dermal fillers produce temporary results and patients have the choice to top-up their treatment after around 6-9 months.
The procedureThe beauty of fillers and Botox is the simplicity and speed of the treatment process. The procedure takes less than half an hour, there is very little pain involved and you don’t need to worry about taking time off after treatment. A fine needle is used to inject Botox or filler into the skin. Before treatment, we will discuss the areas you want to treat and explain how the treatment works and what you can expect after treatment.
What is Botox then?Botox is a diluted toxin which, when used in appropriate doses, is very safe. Botox essentially makes your facial muscles relax, helping to eliminate wrinkles and make your face look smoother. Botox can also be used to help with other medical conditions, including muscular spasms, motor neuron disease and teeth grinding. Most people tend to associate Botox with its aesthetic usage. Botox is one way of altering your appearance without requiring surgery!
How can it do this?Facial lines form as a result of underlying muscular action. Botox effectively blocks the impulses from nerves to muscles in the area it is injected in to, thus reducing the appearance of facial lines in these areas.
Standard procedureBotox, in terms of cosmetic treatment, is speedier than superman running a lap around the Earth. In other words: Botox application normally takes 10 minutes! Enhancements should become recognisable after roughly two to three days and should continue to emerge for roughly a month.
Will it hurt?A fine needle is used to minimise discomfort. Many say it is less painful than waxing or a facial! You may experience some itching or swelling immediately after the injection, but this should subside relatively quickly.
Post-treatment adviceAfter treatment, lie down and rest for a few hours. Also, avoid rubbing the injected area for three days as this could potentially shift Botox into undesired locations. Avoid alcohol and painkillers for a while too.
Call us!If you’re interested in trying Botox, please call us at Clifton Dental Studio in the very heart of Bristol!
What are dermal fillers?A filler is a substance which, when injected into your skin, restores skin volume and smoothes out lines in the face.
What is so special about their fillers?We human folk naturally possess a collagen fibre layer which supports our skin. Alas, this fibre layer will slowly deteriorate as we grow older. Restylane products utilise hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance which combats such deterioration of the flesh.
So, how does a typical procedure go?The actual treatment is pretty speedy and should take somewhere between just a few minutes and half an hour. It should be noted that the procedures length is affected by the area being treated. The surgeon will inject a small quantity of filler into the specified area of using a very fine needle. Dermal fillers can banish wrinkles by producing volume underneath them, thus plumping them out of existence. The curve of your lips can be similarly affected.
How long should I expect the results to last for?The results should remain noticeable for roughly a year, though they can easily be topped up should you wish to sustain the effect.
Facial treatment… at a dental studio?Yes: Given the incredibly high standards of cleanliness and hygiene that a dental practice must adhere to, it makes a dental practice the ideal place for such a procedure. You can even have your face treated in tandem with your teeth!
Talk to usIf we have caught your interest, then why not call us? It all starts with that initial consultation!
What causes snoring and how can I stop?The noise of snoring is caused by the soft tissue at the back of the mouth and in the throat vibrating. The most common risk factors for snoring include:
- being overweight
- having a large neck circumference
- sleeping on your back
- taking certain forms of medication, including sleeping pills
- drinking alcohol.
- changing your sleeping position (sleeping on your side is preferable to sleeping on your back)
- avoiding alcohol during the evenings
- exercising on a regular basis
- avoiding sleeping pills