BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
There are many different products avaliable for ant-wrinkle injections, but at Sherwood dental care we only use Botox by Allergan which we feel is the best and safest for the procedures involved.
Botox® is the trade name for the commercial version of Botulinum Toxin, made by the company Allergan. It’s been used for treating wrinkles since the 90s and is the most common cosmetic procedure in the world.
Botox has undergone extensive clinical trials and is licensed for cosmetic use in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Botox is a prescribed medicine - you must see a Doctor or Nurse before you can obtain a prescription.
Botox can be used to smooth the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in these areas. It can also be used preventatively, to delay the signs of ageing.
Botox can also treat some other conditions like excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), a gummy smile or grinding teeth and severe migraines.
One of our doctors or nurses will carry out a full consultation beforehand to establish if Botox is suitable for you. They will need to know details about your medical history; for example, if you have any allergies.
It’s advisable to avoid Botox if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, unless it is absolutely necessary for medical reasons. If you’re pregnant, or there’s a chance that you may be, please let your doctor or nurse know before the procedure.
To begin with, your skin will be cleaned and any makeup will be removed.
When used to treat wrinkles, Botox is injected into the muscles with a fine needle. If it’s used for migraines, it’s injected into the muscles in the head or neck as well. When treating excessive sweating, it’s injected into the skin of the armpit.
Botox shouldn’t hurt if it’s administered correctly by a trained professional but you may feel some slight discomfort. A session typically takes no more than 10 minutes and you can get back to normal activities afterwards.
Side effects are rare but some people may experience some redness or mild bruising at the site of the injection, and very occasionally the area might temporarily ache.
We’ll aim to give you a natural looking appearance, so you won’t look plastic or surprised like you can from some Botox treatments. You’ll also still be able to look expressive.
You’ll start to see the results after about 5 days and the full results will be visible after a week or two. The effects typically last about four to six months but may last up to a year when used to treat excessive sweating. You can return for a further course of treatment once the results start fading.
The results will vary depending on how deep your wrinkles are. Minor creases may disappear but deeper ones may need more invasive cosmetic procedures.
Like with any medical procedure, it’s important to think carefully about why you want the treatment and what you expect to get out of it. We can discuss this at your consultation. On the day of your treatment, please limit drinking alcohol beforehand.
You can return to normal activities afterwards but avoid rubbing the treated area, carrying out strenuous physical activities, or drinking alcohol.
Jas gill is a qualified experienced dentist, and has vigorously trained with the company cosmetic courses for the past many years to become highly trained in facial aesthetics.
Jas now also teaches other health care professionals in facial aesthetics alongside providing the treatments herself.
Jas is fully qualified in treating all aspects of face and neck with anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. She has completed many courses with the Allergan medical institute for MD codes training alongside experts in the field. Jas continues to train in this field as she is very passionate about facial aesthetics and is working towards her level 7 qualification.
With just a £25 consultation, which will be deducted from your final treatment cost, please get in touch today to find out more and to book your appointment.
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Dermal fillers can be used to fill minor to moderate lines and wrinkles on your face - particularly around the eyes, nose and mouth. Dermal fillers replace volume loss, define and contour specific areas of the face They can also be used to enlarge and reshape your lips.
There are several brands of fillers which can be used, but here at Sherwood Dental Care we use the most trusted brand – JUVEDERM® by Allergan
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Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid facial filler which is smooth and long lasting. It is used to fill facial lines and wrinkles and add subtle volume. Many moisturisers contain hyaluronic acid, but facial fillers containing hyaluronic acid, like Juvéderm®, are the only way to replenish the hyaluronic acid deep within skin.
Dermal fillers are used to smooth out lines and wrinkles and fill out any hollowness in your face - a common side effect of your skin ageing. Juvéderm® was developed to be smoother than most hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. This makes it easy to inject and gives the face a very natural look and feel once it’s in the skin. It is also formulated with an anaesthetic to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Juvéderm® wrinkle fillers mimic the lifting effect of your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid to keep the skin hydrated and elastic, with results that can last up to a year.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Juvéderm. It is also not suitable for people with:
The clinician will assess your requirements in full before suggesting a treatment plan. You will have a face to face consultation, address you concerns and have a treatment planned formed with all costs and products discussed. All possible rare and common side effects and after care will be discussed also.
If your clinician does decide a dermal filler is the best treatment for you, they will inject the product into your face using tiny needles or a cannula.The treatment is not painful but you might feel a sharp scratch from the needle.
Side effects of Juvéderm can include:
Most of these will diminish within 48 hours, with the exception of mild bruising, which may take 2 to 10 days to gradually fade. Make up is often sufficient to cover most mild bruising.
You will see results immediately after your treatment, and the look continues to improve for 1 to 2 weeks. Juvéderm is FDA-approved to last up to one year, although results vary depending on where the face is injected and how much filler is used.
There is very little downtime after having Juvéderm injections and you can usually return to normal activities straight away.
For more information about the choice of Facial Aesthetics and Wrinkle Reduction Treatments we offer at Sherwood Dental Care , please get in touch to arrange an appointment by calling us on 0115 985 6156 or by completing our Online Appointment Request Form »