Gone are the days when a dental surgery was simple the place to go for a filling or have a tooth removed. Nowadays, even a simple practice or an NHS dental surgery has the techniques and technology to perform at least some manner of simple cosmetic dentistry. Many of the leading surgeries in the country now also offer facial cosmetic work as well, Clifton Dental Studio being one of them.
What else can you get from your dentist?
As well as the excellent dental work – both practical and cosmetic – and sublime customer service, Clifton also offers facial rejuvenation treatment. All the treatments in this area are non-surgical treatments that are becoming more and more popular. The treatments include injectable Botox treatment.
Most people have heard of Botox, with good reason. It is one of the most well known and successful non-surgical facial cosmetic options. It is a fairly simple process in which diluted Botulinum is injected into designated areas. It’s used to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and blocks impulses between the nerves and muscles on the area of the face that it is injected to. One of the main concerns with non-surgical cosmetics is whether it will hurt. Botox uses an exceptionally thin needle which results in very little to no discomfort.
The summer is almost upon us and many of us are eagerly anticipating parties, weddings and holidays, so what better way to make sure you look your best than treating yourself to facial rejuvenation treatment? Our non-invasive facial treatments are the perfect tonic to tired and dull looking skin, as well as lines and wrinkles. The treatment is so quick and convenient that we’ll have you looking and feeling amazing in perfect time for a summer to remember.
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 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?
Mother Nature takes her toll on us all in the end. The fresh, youthful face is slowly replaced with an older more lined appearance. However this need not be the case and cosmetic surgery doesn’t have to be the only option either.
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.
Pablo Picasso once quipped that “It takes a long time to become young.” Despite all his artistic prowess, it seems that Picasso hadn’t counted on Botox.
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.
Botox, 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.
After 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.
If you’re interested in trying Botox, please call us at Clifton Dental Studio in the very heart of Bristol!
For some, the idea of altering one’s appearance seems enticing but going under the knife seems a little too invasive. Hope is not lost for such people as, thanks to dermal fillers, you can look younger without surgery!
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 us
If we have caught your interest, then why not call us? It all starts with that initial consultation!
At Clifton Dental Studio, we like to provide our clients with a comprehensive range of services and are delighted to offer facial rejuvenation treatments in addition to the latest dental innovations. With our non-invasive facial treatments, you can enjoy smoother, younger looking skin without the risks of surgery. We have been providing Botox treatment for over a decade and we also have extensive experience in filler treatment, so you’ll have peace of mind that you’re in the best possible hands.
We offer Botox and dermal filler treatment. Both are non-surgical anti-ageing treatments proven to rejuvenate the skin without the risks and potential complications associated with surgery.
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, an effective treatment for lines and wrinkles. It works by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles, preventing muscle contraction. This causes the muscles to relax, resulting in softened wrinkles and the more youthful looking skin. Botox is injected into the targeted areas of the skin using a finely pointed needle in a procedure that usually lasts no longer than 30 minutes. The effects start to become visible after a few days. The effects of Botox are temporary and usually last around three to six months.
Dermal fillers help to create a smoother, brighter complexion by adding volume to the skin to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers help to combat the ageing effects of depleted collagen stores, giving the skin more bounce and vigour and making you look and feel much younger. Fillers also help to enhance the facial features and we can use them to create a fuller lip. Like Botox, filler treatment involves using a fine needle to inject a small amount of filler into certain areas of the skin. The procedure only takes a few minutes and the results last up to nine years. In the case of lip filler treatment, anaesthetic is applied to the lips to prevent pain, as the skin on the lips is very fragile.
If the winter has taken its toll and your skin is looking dull and old, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to some TLC and get your complexion ready for the spring! With our non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment, we can give your skin a radiant boost in perfect time to banish those winter blues and usher in the warmer climes.
Botox is a very popular anti-ageing facial treatment, and is most commonly used to reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and between the nose and mouth. Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, which is injected into the skin to facilitate the relaxation of the facial muscles and prevent contraction. This results in the softening of lines and creates a smooth, youthful looking surface.
Botox treatment is non-surgical and the results only last around 4-6 months. It is very popular with people who want younger looking skin without the risks or recovery times associated with facial surgery.
We also offer dermal fillers, which are a non-invasive solution for sagging, dull skin. Fillers add volume to the skin and enhance the facial features to bring out your best bits and create a younger look. Like Botox, filler treatment is temporary, with results lasting up to 9 months. We can also use fillers to plump the lips and create more definition in the jaw line and around the cheekbones.
Before you have Botox or filler treatment, Dr Neil Gerrard will explain how the treatment works and what the procedure entails. He will then discuss the areas of the skin you want to address and plan your treatment. At your treatment session, a very fine needle will be used to inject Botox or filler into the desired areas. Treatment usually takes around 20 minutes and most people find that the injections are painless.
After the procedure, you can return to work or head home without worrying about taking time off to recover.
The new year is here and many of us are thinking about ways to improve our looks, broaden our horizons and achieve new goals. If you’re dreaming of beautiful, youthful skin in 2015, why not treat yourself to one of our incredible facial rejuvenation treatments?
We have more than a decade of experience in providing facial treatment to patients in Bristol and further afield, and we can assure you that you are in expert hands. In the last decade alone, more than 2 million people have undergone facial rejuvenation treatment in the UK. If you long for glowing, smooth, line-free skin, what are you waiting for?
About facial rejuvenation
Facial rejuvenation treatment is designed to reinvigorate the complexion and tackle the signs of ageing to make you look and feel younger. We offer highly effective, safe, non-invasive anti-ageing treatments, one of our most popular being Botox. We focus on achieving a natural look and we use the latest techniques to produce stunning, pain-free results.
What is Botox?
Botox is an incredibly popular anti-ageing treatment that uses a purified form of toxin known as botulinum toxin type A to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is injected in very small quantities, and treatment is targeted to cover specific areas of the skin, including the forehead, around the eyes and between the mouth and nose. Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles. This prevents contraction and causes the muscles to relax, making lines much less noticeable.
Botox treatment is very quick and pain is minimal. Sessions usually last around 15-30 minutes and the results last up to 6 months. A very fine needle is used to inject Botox into zones of the skin. Treatment can be repeated in the future to prolong the effects.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is approved for use in the UK, and Dr Neil Gerrard has extensive experience in using this treatment. His meticulous attention to detail ensures a comfortable treatment process and excellent, natural-looking results. After Botox treatment, there is a small risk of minor bruising and swelling, but this tends to subside very quickly.