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Botulinum Toxin(Botox) Therapy for Wrinkle Correction

Our Clinic has grown to provide a world class facility for the treatment of tooth loss, dental cosmetics and advanced restorative dentistry.

 

We are very happy to announce our collaboration with GJK HealthPharma Services Ltd which is providing us with one of the best botilunum toxin type A(Botox) in the market Dysport.

Because of this we have a promotional offer for the 2018-2020 up to 60%.Please call us for the details 26222693.

What is botulinum toxin(Botox)?

Botulinum toxin is a bacterial product that blocks the release of acetylcholine, the substance responsible for transmitting electrical impulses that elicit muscle contraction. In medicine, botulinum toxin is injected directly into hyperactive muscles. It has been safely and effectively used for treatment of strabismus (cross-eye) and blepharospasm (lid spasm) since the early eighties.

How does botulinum toxin work?


Hyperactivity of the facial expression muscles often results in the development of deep frown lines, forehead lines and/or crow's feet. Injecting botulinum toxin into the affected area temporarily paralyses the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance. The wrinkles become smoother or disappear altogether.
Botulinum toxin therapy cannot replace wrinkle correction methods such as face-lift, collagen implantation, laser peeling or autologous fat transplantation when these are necessary. The option also exists to do nothing as these are not a risk to your health.


When and how long does botulinum toxin work?

The initial effects of treatment become visible within 48 to 72 hours. The maximum effect is reached in about 1 to 2 weeks. Your facial expression will become more relaxed but by no means mask-like. The overall result is very natural. The effect of treatment generally lasts for 3 to 4 months. Re-treatment is then required.

How is the Botulinum Toxin injection procedure performed?

 

The Botilunum Toxin (Botox) is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles, with only minor discomfort. The procedure takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. It generally takes 3 to 7 days, but sometimes even as long as 2 weeks, to take full effect. It is best to avoid alcohol at least one week before treatment. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped 2 weeks before treatment (if given permission by a physician) in order to reduce the risk of bruising.

Dermal Fillers

Our Clinic has grown to provide a world class facility for the treatment of tooth loss, dental cosmetics and advanced restorative dentistry.

 

What are Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers?

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural protein present in the skin, where it plays an important structural role. They offer a safe, quick and effective way of smoothing out wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic Acid can also be used to enhance lips and shaping facial contours.

It was developed as a cosmetic treatment to improve facial features. When it’s injected into the skin it is naturally integrated into the tissue, adding volume. It can therefore be used to smooth out facial folds and wrinkles as well as to enhance lips, for example, producing a fuller or more pouting lip.


The major benefit of having dermal fillers is that improvement can be seen virtually immediately and lasts between 4-6 months. Actual results vary person to person and it is important to have realistic expectations of the treatment. This will be fully discussed during your consultation.


There are a number of different brands that all use hyaluronic acid and which one we use depends on the type of filler needed. All dermal fillers come as a clear gel, which is injected along the fold or wrinkle line into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle. The different options will be fully discussed at your consultation.

How do they work?


When injected into skin it is naturally integrated into the tissue adding volume to it. It can therefore fill out defects or enhance the area it is injected into.

 

What can it be used for?

 


Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers were developed as a cosmetic treatment to improve various facial features. They can be used to smooth out facial folds and wrinkle lines. They can also be used to enhance lips, producing a fuller or more pouting lip. We now also use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for contouring and enhancing cheeks to give a more youthful appearance.


How effective is it?


Most people who undergo treatment will see an improvement but some may not be totally satisfied with result. This is usually due to unrealistic expectations and rarely to the development of side effects. In trials looking specifically at patient satisfaction most report at least 80% patient satisfaction levels.

 

How quickly will it work?


A major benefit of hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatment is that improvement can be seen virtually immediately, there is no lengthy wait to see the result as with many other cosmetic procedures.


How long will it last?


This depends on many things, the cosmetic improvement should last between 4 – 6 months but it may be less initially. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers degrade with time, how quickly this happens depends on how you look after your skin. It is very important to keep your skin well moisturised and avoid extremes of heat and cold. It is also important to reduce sun exposure use an SPF +30 and avoid smoking.


Can I repeat the treatment?


Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are an inert material so you can have further injections as soon as the cosmetic effect has worn off.


How is the treatment done?


Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers come as a clear gel, this is injected along the fold or wrinkle line into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle. For the lip it is injected along the border to produce the pout or into the lip to provide a more fuller lip.


Is it painful?


For most wrinkles or skin folds no pain relief is necessary, you feel a sharp prick followed by stinging sensation. When enhancing lips or treating lines on the top lip a local anaesthetic is required. A topical anaesthetic will be prescribed to numb the lip tissue this will be applied approx. 45 minutes prior to procedure.

How long will it take?


The treatment itself is relatively quick and should take around 15-30 minutes.


What side effects will I see?


During the treatment you may get some bleeding at the injection sites. If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

After the injection some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the implant site. They typically resolve within 24– 48 hours.


Other types of reactions are very rare, but about one in every 2,000 treated patients have experienced localized reactions thought to be of a hypersensitivity nature. These have usually consisted of swelling at the implant site, sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues.


Redness, tenderness and rarely acne-like formations have also been reported. These reactions have either started a few days after injection or after a delay of two to four weeks and have generally been described as mild to moderate and self-limiting, with an average duration of two weeks.


Very rarely one in every 15,000 treated patients may get a granuloma formation, this is where the skin becomes lumpy and inflamed. Some may even experience ulceration or urticaria.


If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores.


What do I need to do before any treatment?


No special preparations are needed before treatment: we will however need you to remove any make up from the area to be treated. Avoiding aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (nurofen) for a couple of days before treatment may reduce the risk of bruising, but this is not essential.


What precautions do I take after?


Avoid touching the treated area within the following 6 hours. After that, a light make-up can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water. Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold. Keep the area clean to avoid infection washing with soap and water will help – but there is no need for antiseptics or special creams.

Can anyone have treatment?


Hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatment is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or breast feeding. It is not recommended within 2 weeks of laser treatment or chemical peeling. It is important that you wait until the skin has completely healed. Similarly it is wise not to have any other skin treatment after treatment for at least 2 weeks. Treatment is not recommended in any area where the skin is inflamed, infected or if you have any other active skin disease in the area to be treated.


How much will it cost?


The cost of treatment will depend on the amount of dermal filler and local anaesthetic we use to produce the desired effect and this is dependent on the area you want treating. The exact amount we need is difficult to judge without seeing you, but the receptionists would be able to give you a rough idea of the costs involved. Once we have seen and assessed you by a medical practitioner we will be able to give you a much more accurate figure.