Anti-Wrinkle Treatments & Dermal Fillers

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Anti-wrinkle treatments are continuing to gain popularity and have become one of the most popular cosmetic enhancements around the world. Many dentists are qualified to provide muscle relaxant injections for the face due to their training in and knowledge of facial anatomy.

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. We offer 0% finance on this treatment via Finance 4 Patients. Click on the banner below for further details.

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Removing 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

FAQs about Dermal Fillers

How do anti-wrinkle injections help fix a gummy smile?

Excessive gum tissue causes a gummy smile, so injections are placed on the upper lip to make the muscles weaker. This stops 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 speak or chew on food.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hyaluronic acid, which effectively “fill in” the wrinkles and add volume to soft tissues. It is possible to have dermal fillers in different parts of your face including around the eye, cheeks, mouth and jawline. Lip fillers can also be administered directly into the lip tissue.

How do dermal fillers work?

Fillers basically restore lost volume to the plump areas of your face, helping to smooth out deep-set lines. As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to youthful looks. Collagen loss starts to happen around the age of 25 and declines at a rate of about 2% per year. 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 around six to eighteen months.

Do dermal fillers have side effects?

It’s easy for patients to confuse side effects to reactions, so it’s very important to understand what side effects can be expected. In terms of temporary side-effects, common experiences include swelling, redness and tenderness.

Reactions usually occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection location. These reactions are almost always mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. Some patients may experience this reaction for up to a few days after the injection.

Do dermal fillers hurt?

There may be a slight discomfort whilst the filler is being injected into the face. Here at PCDP, 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.

Enquire about our anti-wrinkle treatments today

We offer dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections to patients in Brighton & Hove and across Sussex. You can expect a warm and friendly welcome at our dental practice just off London Road. If you have any questions or concerns about this service, please contact our practice today for assistance.