General Treatments » Wrinkle Treatments
As we get older, the signs of ageing start to show on our face. Each time we smile, laugh or frown, our facial muscles contract, creating wrinkles that over time become permanent in the shape of frown lines, laughter lines and crow's feet. Other habits such as smoking can also cause lines around the mouth, while spending too much time in the sun and even just the natural ageing process can cause a loss of volume in the skin, leading to a sagging appearance.
All of these changes can lead us to feel old before our time. In the past, the only option to halt and reverse these signs of ageing was surgery. However, it is now possible to use simple, painless facial aesthetic treatments to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and to replace lost volume.
At Highfield Dental Clinic we offer facial aesthetics treatments with Dr Richard Viney, Dr M Al Abadie and Dr Ruth Edwards, all of whom are fully qualified and highly experienced in delivering these treatments. They are carried out here in the clinic and take only a few minutes. Depending on the procedure you need, you may see results straight away, or a continuous improvement over a period of about seven days.
Here are the treatments we offer:
Vistabel/Botox (Botulinum toxin type A)
Vistabel and Botox use a purified version of the Botulinum toxin type A to block impulses from the nerves to the tiny muscles in the face, causing them to relax and softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This treatment is usually carried out on the upper parts of the face such as the forehead. It involves tiny, pain-free injections and should only take a few minutes. Results will continue to improve for up to seven days.
Azzalure is a purified version of Botulinum toxin type A that is used to reduce frown lines (glabellar lines) between the eyebrows. It works by temporarily blocking the release of acetylcholine from The nerves, making the muscles relax. Azzalure is delivered with a quick, pain-free injection, and results will continue to improve for up to seven days after treatment. Results will last on average between four and five months before a repeat treatment is needed.
Restylane is a dermal filler injected into the skin or just beneath it to replace the collagen and hyaluronic acid that is lost as we get older. The treatment is delivered under local anaesthetic so should be pain-free. The results are visible straight away, with the skin looking fuller and younger. Depending on which areas are treated, results will last from six to 12 months.