MUSCLE RELAXING INJECTIONS
1. ANTI- WRINKLE TREATMENTS
This treatment relaxes the muscle action of the NEGATIVE muscles which pull the skin of the face and the neck downwards, and cause unwanted wrinkles on the face and neck including – frown lines and crow’s feet. It allows the POSITIVE muscles to take over and become empowered, giving rise to a more lifted expression, with smoother skin and a fresher younger-looking face.
2. ‘GUMMY SMILE’ TREATMENT
When too much pink gum is shown on smiling, some people can be very self-conscious about this and therefore, restrict their smiles. The perceived problem can be easily corrected, to reduce the upwards pull of the lip muscles. The lip thus becomes ‘stabilized’ and the patient can smile in an unrestricted way without worrying about showing too much gum.
3. TREATMENT OF HEADACHES/TEMPORO-MANDIBULAR JOINT PAIN
Some types of headaches can be treated using small doses in the forehead area.
Also, pain in the jaw joint can be treated – as well as the painful symptoms in the teeth and jaws which result from clenching and grinding.
An occlusal appliance is provided to wear at night between the teeth. Together these reduce the power of some of the muscles of mastication (chewing muscles) and therefore reduce the clenching force exerted on the teeth especially at night, which is responsible for a lot of the pain.
Symptoms have been reported as improving by as much as 90%.
4. FACIAL SLIMMING
The face can appear to be much wider at the base near the jaw line due to a certain enlarged muscle of mastication – the Masseter muscle.
This muscle can be reduced in size and the use of an occlusal appliance to wear between the teeth at night – similar to in the previous section. The face can be made to look more delicate and less heavy – and this can make a woman’s face look more feminine.
Dermal fillers uses a substance that is already present in many places of the body such as the skin and joints. It is a material which acts like a sponge and attracts water molecules. Hence, it helps to keep the skin and joints hydrated. When injected into the skin of the face, neck and hands, it plumps up the tissue and replaces lost volume. This in turn reduces unwanted folds and wrinkles. Local anesthetic is used to make it a comfortable procedure.
Dermal filler is non-permanent and is broken down in the body over a period of time, into the harmless components – carbon dioxide and water and these are excrete naturally. However, it also promotes collagen production within the skin, which remains and gives more lasting structure to the skin. There are many ways that this material can be used over the face and neck to improve the appearance of the facial features and the skin texture and below are some of the many examples:
1. LIP ENHANCEMENT
Using dermal fillers, the lips can be reshaped, and plumped up according to the patient’s requirements and what is a suitable balance for their face.
Lips are a very important feature on the face and a frame to the teeth, rather like a frame is to a picture.
This treatment can convert inverted, thinning lips which turn down at the corners (sad mouth) into better shaped and better proportioned lips. The corners can be lifted and the lips can look happier and more pleasing. The lines which radiate around the mouth on the white part of the upper and lower lips can also be treated in this way, giving rise to a much younger looking mouth area.
Local anesthesia is used.
2. NASOLABIAL LINES AND FOLDS – NOSE TO MOUTH LINES
These lines can be present in the twenties and get deeper on the face until they turn into folds, and appear to make the face look older. They can be eliminated or softened by the placement of dermal filler into the skin underneath the affected area to plump it up. Local anesthesia is used.
3. MARIONETTE FOLDS – MOUTH TO CHIN FOLDS
These unwanted shadows on the face which make the face appear to look older, can be softened and where appropriate, eliminated by the placement of dermal fillers into the skin. Local anaesthesia is used.
4. CHEEK AND TEAR TROUGH ENHANCEMENT
This is where the cheek no longer has a youthful appearance because it has become flattened and dropped in appearance, often with a groove and shadow running obliquely across it.
The youthful face generally has well defined and more rounded cheeks which sit slightly higher up than those on a more aged face.
The tear trough is a groove which extends from the inner corner of the eye, and it runs obliquely across the cheek. Loss of fat volume here leads to the appearance of under-eye bags. This feature can be corrected alongside the cheek enhancement, or on its own.
Cheek enhancement can bring youthfulness back to the tired looking, older face.
5. NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY (Nose Reshaping)
Dermal fillers can be used to correct all sorts of nasal deformities and reshape the nose into a more attractive shape without the need for surgery. After nasal surgery the patient often has bruising and needs to take time off from work. This non-surgical form of augmentation can be carried out without the need for time-off and without any bruising. It can be a very good alternative to the more risky and irreversible surgical option and can be a confidence-boosting and life changing procedure for an affected patient.
Noses which have more prominent bridges, bumps, and defects can be smoothed out and made to look more regular in appearance.
Larger noses can appear to look smaller by smoothing out irregularities and altering the nasal proportions.The nasal tip can be lifted and the way that the light hits the dorsum of the nose can be changed, further improving its appearance. The nose can be made to look straighter, and wider or more narrow, according to the look required.
6. CHIN AUGMENTATION – using dermal fillers.
Some people feel that their chin is too small and insignificant on their faces. Men prefer to have stronger looking chins. Some people feel that their recessive chins spoil their profiles.
The chin projection can often be corrected by the use of dermal fillers to lift the muscle forwards and give the chin a better look.
This treatment can also be a positive life-changing experience for the patient and is often performed alongside nasal correction, transforming the profile and leading to a dramatic boost in the patient’s confidence.
7. SKIN BOOSTERS
This procedure uses a less vicscous type which hydrates the more superficial part of the skin giving it more of a glow and a smoother texture. It is placed into the skin by a series of minute fine injections and causes a boost of collagen production within the skin. The aim is to firm the skin and make it therefore, look younger. This procedure is normally carried out in a series of sessions. Local anesthetic cream is used.
This is a procedure in which a mechanical device is used to prick the upper layer of the dermis of the skin to increase the blood flow and cause an increase in collagen production.
The device has a tip which houses many very fine surgical grade needles and this makes many passes over the skin to aerate it and allow the passage of certain cosmeceutical products to enter the skin immediately after needling. It is done under local anesthesia to enable it to be a comfortable procedure.
It is advised that a patient who has a particular concern, attends for an initial consultation appointment which will last about an hour. This is a very educational session where the patient is informed about the ageing process and the skin and an analysis of the area(s) of concern is carried out. Before and after photographs (of consenting patients) are used to illustrate how treatments can achieve results and these photographs are of Ruth’s own work. Ruth thinks that this is of more value to the patient than being handed general product leaflets showing someone else’s results!
Possible treatment plans are discussed and tailored to the individual patient and advice given, along with an idea of cost.
Patients find this session incredibly informative even if they decide not to go ahead with anything that is discussed as suitable. There is absolutely no obligation for the patient to go ahead with any treatment following the initial consultation.
If you would like to know how we can help you to enhance your smile at a pace and price to suit you and your lifestyle, Please call us on 0113 218 1919.
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Whilst we offer routine dental care at a competitive price, our team’s advanced skills and knowledge enable them to treat patients ranging from the simple dental problems to the very complex requirements. For the more complex treatments our team would work together to ensure the best possible outcome.
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