Anti-Wrinkle Treatments & Dermal Fillers

Experienced and qualified professionals

Anti-wrinkle treatments are continuing to gain popularity and have become one of the most popular cosmetic enhancements around the world. Dentists are qualified to provide muscle relaxant injections for the face due to their superior knowledge of facial anatomy. Dentists can elect to receive training which will qualify them to administer muscle relaxants to the face.

Here, at Preston Circus Dental Practice (PCDP) in Brighton, we understand the importance of maintaining a youthful appearance, which is why we offer non-surgical cosmetic injections to manage frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.

Mouth wrinkles

As dentists, we care about having a beautiful smile and although your teeth are a very important component, it’s the delicate area around your mouth that frames your smile. Anti-wrinkle injections are ideal for removing wrinkles around the mouth that can affect your smile.

Wrinkle Injections for Face are commonly used for:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Nose wrinkles
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Gummy Smiles

How do anti wrinkle injections help Gummy Smile?

Gummy smile is a smile that displays excessive gum tissue. Injections are placed on the upper lip, making the muscles weaker. This prevents the patient from raising the upper lip as much so that the gums are not visible. The injections do not affect the patient’s ability to chew or speak.

What are dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hyaluronic acid, that fills in wrinkles and adds volume to soft tissues. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: around the eye, cheeks, mouth and jawline, as well as lip fillers administered directly into the lip tissue.

How do they work?

Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep-set lines are smoothed. As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look. Experts argue over when we start losing collagen, but the generally agreed age is 25.  Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year, and your body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties. Fillers have been used for decades to restore lost volume or add lift.

How long do dermal fillers last?

It depends on how your body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between six to 18 months.

Do dermal fillers have side effects?

It’s easy for patients to confuse side effects to reactions, so it’s extremely important to understand what side effects can be expected. Temporary side effects – those that are completely normal after facial injections – can include swelling, redness and tenderness.

It’s completely normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness and bruising after the procedure. Reactions generally occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection location. These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection and are usually resolved a few days after the injection into the skin.

Do dermal fillers hurt?

There may be a slight discomfort whilst the filler is being injected into the face. But we minimise this by applying an anaesthetic cream before treatment. To provide further relief and alleviate as much pain as possible, our fillers contain a pre-mixed local anaesthetic.

Are there different types of dermal fillers?

The most common type of facial filler is hyaluronic acid – the natural substance found in many areas of the body including eyeballs, joints and skin, that can hold 1000x its weight in water. Hyaluronic facial fillers help maintain shape, even out depressions in the skin and provide hydration.

Poly-Caprolactone (PCl) or Ellanse is another popular filler that acts as a collagen stimulator. When injected in strategic places in the face, it triggers the body’s natural response to produce collagen, which provides you with a much longer lasting result.

Is there a difference between Botox® and dermal filler?

Yes, there is a major difference between Botox® and fillers. Botox stops the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, whilst dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkle to smooth them out and promote the youthful look.

If you have any questions or concerns about Anti-wrinkle treatments & dermal fillers, please contact our Brighton based team.