Botox in North London
What are anti wrinkle injections made from?
Anti wrinkle injections are used to soften frown lines and laughter lines. It’s short for “botulinum toxin” and is a purified form of the toxin, albeit only used in very small quantities. Botulinum toxin is a natural and purified protein that has been used by the medical profession since the late 1980s to reduce dynamic wrinkles on the forehead, brow lines and crow's feet around the eyes.
What are anti wrinkle injections used for?
Anti Wrinkle Injections are mainly used to treat frown lines, the lines on the forehead, ‘crow’s feet’ or ‘laughter lines’ around the eyes, reduce a gummy smile and soften lines around the mouth. It can also be used to reduce excessive perspiration (hyperhydrosis) of the underarms.
What is the procedure?
A small amount of botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles surrounding the line with an ultra fine needle which helps the muscle to relax, reducing the lines and making your skin look younger, fresher and brighter.
It isn’t painful and cream can be applied to stop the scratch that can be felt on application. Most patients have only mild and temporary discomfort afterwards.
The entire procedure usually takes no longer than 10 minutes. You are likely to see wrinkles softened in 3-5 days although full effects usually take up to 14 days. The effects usually last 3-6 months but can last for up to 12 months.
We always do an initial facial cosmetics consultation as it’s important to understand the effects you wish to achieve.
After each treatment a follow up is recommended, and this is done during a review appointment around 2 weeks after the treatment. At that time the after photos are taken and compared to those take before the injections.
Why choose Chase Dental Care?
Dr Anshu Duggal has trained on Harley Street with some of the most eminent aestheticians in the country. She is a fully qualified and insured dental surgeon with an extended knowledge of facial anatomy and extensive experience in various injecting techniques. As a result, all our treatments are provided with not only minimal discomfort but also great results.
We operate under the strict guidelines of the British Dental Association and also the Care Quality Commission with regards to cross infection and sterilisation procedures. All treatments are performed in the dental surgery where you will find optimum standards of cleanliness and hygiene. You can relax and be sure that you are receiving the highest quality care in a clean and safe environment.
We frequently use anti wrinkle injections in conjunction with dermal filler.
Patients treated by Dr Duggal
Dermal Fillers in North London
Dermal fillers can give back the fullness lost naturally with age, producing a ‘plumping’ effect. It is good for softening deep lines, folds and scarring (particularly of the lower face) and for reshaping lips, putting back the ‘architecture’ that was there years before.
What are Dermal Fillers made from?
Fillers can either be based on synthetic substances or natural substances, for example hyaluronic acid, which is found in your own skin. At Chase Dental Care we only use dermal fillers which have been the subject of extensive clinical trials. They are all fully reversible. The three main brands we use are Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Perfecta®. These are all hyaluronic acid based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the spaces between the cells of body tissues in all animals. It has already been used widely in general medicine to help eye surgeons perform cataract operations, and for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement. It is estimated that 30 million patients around the world have been treated with some form of hyaluronic acid. It hydrates and plumps up the skin.
What areas do you treat with dermal fillers at chase dental care?
We treat the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds and wrinkles of the lower face.
How is the procedure performed?
Small amounts of dermal filler are injected directly into the skin using an ultrafine needle. The gel helps to plump up the skin, thereby smoothing out lines and wrinkles. If the lips or facial contours are being treated, the filler adds volume, restores shape and gives a fuller appearance. Our policy is ‘less is more’ so we will always aim to give you a natural, subtle look.
As most dermal fillers include an added anaesthetic, the treatment is virtually painless. In addition, topical anaesthetics are used to minimise discomfort.
The length of the treatment will depend on the areas being filled, but generally the procedure takes about 30 minutes.
Dermal fillers work instantly so you’ll see the results straight away.
The effects will fade gradually but should last between 4 and 13 months depending on the treatment, at which point you can come back to us for a top up treatment. If you decide not to continue with the injections, the gel will biodegrade in the skin and simply disappear.
Why choose Chase Dental Care?
Dr Anshu Duggal has trained on Harley Street with some of the most eminent aestheticians in the country. She is a fully qualified and insured dental surgeon with an extended knowledge of facial anatomy and extensive experience in various injecting techniques. As a result, all our treatments are provided with not only minimal discomfort but also great results. Our policy is ‘less is more’ so we will always aim to give you a natural, subtle look
At Chase Dental Care we only use dermal fillers which have been the subject of extensive clinical trials. They are all fully reversible. The three main brands we use are Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Perfecta®. Our treatments include a consultation, treatment with anaesthetic and a follow up appointment.
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Patients treated by Dr Duggal