Slow down the effects of time….
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation
Everyone knows that regular exercise and a balanced diet are two important ways to help stay healthy, feel well and look good. But nothing can stop time passing and, whether we like it or not, we all grow older and it shows on our faces.
Every time we frown, squint or smile the skin is creased in the areas of greatest use. The more expressive you are, the deeper the lines become. These expression lines include crow’s feet, worry lines, frown lines and lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth, called nasiolabial folds.
These lines and wrinkles are a normal part of the ageing process, but they can make you look more tired, angry or older than you really are (or feel!)
Ageing is a natural process and many people want to feel good for their age with a natural look, and seek out ways to help them achieve that.
Sometimes asymmetries of the face exist, e.g. uneven lipline, and these can also be treated by non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures.
At Ramsbottom Dental Care we are proud to offer 2 ways of helping you achieve a more youthful appearance without resorting to surgery. Our treatments are carried out in a properly equipped, sterile environment, by our dentist Dr Ronette Goosen. Dentists have many years of experience of using injections in the face and an in depth knowledge of the aesthetics and anatomy of the face. We are also able to give you complete anaesthesia, and therefore comfort, whilst performing these procedures, as we do not have to rely on numbing face creams alone. This ensures that the experience is completely pain free and comfortable. We pride ourselves that we use our knowledge and expertise to help you achieve a natural, rejuvenated look.
1. Wrinkle relaxing injections
How does it work?
Botulinum toxin temporarily blocks the nerve endings to the specially selected facial muscles, relaxing them. By reducing the muscle movement, the skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing the lines to soften and fade away. The medication is very carefully inserted in very specific areas and the dosage is carefully titrated to your specific needs. This allows for a more youthful appearance
without ending up with an expressionless face. You will still be able to move your face, just with reduced movement of the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines. This is where the skill of our operator comes in, making sure you achieve exactly the right result.
Is it safe?
The cosmetic benefits of Botulinum toxin were discovered in 1990 and it has been used effectively and safely ever since. It is widely used in various other areas of medicine and, due to the very small dosage, is very safe. It is only placed locally in certain muscles with a high level of precision to achieve the desired result.
2. Dermal fillers
The skin is supported by a collagen frame work and the dermis (layer just deeper to the outer skin layer) contains high concentrations of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid exists in all living things and its most important function is to attract water and give skin its plump, youthful look. As skin grows older, its collagen framework becomes less rigid and it loses some of its natural occurring hyaluronic acid. In Hydrafill, stabilized hyaluronic acid, in the form of a crystal-clear gel, smoothes wrinkles and folds, or gives it contour. A natural beauty lift.
Gentle and safe
Hydrafill is based on the same hyaluronic acid that is present in your body. It is one of the few substances that is identical in all species and tissue types and therefore it can be used in many medical applications. Hydrafill restores youthful resilience to your skin by simply adding to your natural supply. It is not derived from any animal products, but synthesised artificially in laboratories. It is therefore tolerated very well by the body and no skin tests are needed. As a totally non-animal product, there is no risk of transmitting disease or eliciting allergic reactions in patients who are sensitive to common foods, such as beef, chicken and eggs.
1. Consultation £45 30 min The cost of the consultation is refundable against your first course of treatment. No consultation needed for follow-up treatments, but mandatory for all new clients, even if you’ve had treatments elsewhere. PLEASE NOTE: Treatment will usually not be carried out on the day of consultation; a separate appointment will usually be booked for this.
2. Botulinum toxin 1 site £195 (e.g. frown lines between eyes) 2 sites £245 (e.g. frown lines and crows feet or frown lines and forehead) 3 sites £295 (e.g. full forehead, frown lines and crows feet)
3. Dermal filler (Hydrafill) £249 per syringe (exact quote will be given during consultation)
4. Follow-up appointment 2 weeks after first treatment with fine tuning – free of charge. No follow-up needed for repeat procedures.