As we age, our skin tends to lose its volume and elasticity. This is because the tissues that keep our skin firm and plump, become weaker over time. This can lead to the creation of fine lines, wrinkles and other unwanted effects of ageing. Treatment with Botox and dermal fillers can effectively reduce the appearance or wrinkles and fine lines as well as tighten loose skin and provide a fresh and youthful look.
Our experienced dentists at Amsel and Wilkins, offer thorough cosmetic and face consultations in Banbury for patients who wish to optimise their appearance without having to undergo complex treatments or surgery. Additionally, you can combine both treatments with dental work for a complete makeover.
Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin, is a purified protein that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles associated with facial expressions. Botox injections are safe and used to treat lines between the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose, the forehead as well as the area known as the crow’s feet around the eyes. These lines are caused by the continuous movement of these muscles.
Botox temporarily weakens these muscles and prevents the movements that cause the skin to crease. The treatment is relatively painless and very quick since it can be completed with a single visit to the dentist. The effect can take up to two weeks to fully develop and lasts six to nine months (depending on each individual patient). We encourage our patients to repeat the treatment every few months for maximum results.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are composed of hyaluronic acid or collagen, both of which naturally occur in the skin. Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin and help replace its lost volume and elasticity. They are particularly effective at reducing or removing lines above the upper lip, chin lines as well as folds that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
The process is relatively painless and the effects can last up to six months. The treatment is painless and has no side-effects apart from possible a small amount of bruising at the injection sites.
There are many things that happen to our bodies as we age, but the part of ageing that troubles us the most, especially women, is the ageing of our skin. Although the ageing process cannot be stopped, there are certain aspects of ageing that can be delayed with the help of cosmetic treatments.
At Amsel and Wilkins, we want you to be as happy as you can be with your smile and this may involve other cosmetic treatments besides dental work. Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments designed to rejuvenate your skin and provide a fresh and natural look. Our experienced dentists offer detailed cosmetic and face consultations in Banbury in order to help you decide which treatment is better for your skin.
Botox is a simple, non-surgical, injectable treatment that can temporarily smooth fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The treatment contains a purified type of protein that has the ability to weaken facial muscles and diminish unwanted wrinkles across the forehead and the corners of the eyes.
Treatment with Botox is very quick as it usually performed in less than 15 minutes at our dental practice. Your dentist will carefully administer the Botox injections into the areas of the face to be treated. Botox injections are relatively painless and have no side-effects.
Botox can take up to two weeks to fully show its effect, yet most patients see results in the first few days. The treatment can last for a few months, but repeated treatments are recommended for effective results in the long run.
Unlike Botox, dermal fillers actually fill in and smooth away fine lines, wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers are also used to add volume to the lips. This treatment is ideal for patients who wish to add volume and elasticity to their skin, since dermal fillers contain synthetic substances such as hyaluronic acid and collagen that the skin loses gradually over time.
Your dentist will inject the filler straight into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle, immediately lifting and smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. Treatment time rarely exceeds 30 minutes and results can last for up to a year.