Facial Aesthetics

Here at Dental Health and Implant Centre, we treat more than oral health. We also offer facial aesthetics services for patients interested in facial injection treatments.

Patient Skin Concerns

We’re happy to meet with patients who are concerned about wrinkles and fine lines. As we age, skin naturally loses volume, and we start to see changes in our faces. Our talented team is trained and certified to offer facial injections to help address your concerns. Book an appointment with us to learn more about these treatments and whether they are the right option for you.

Relax Wrinkles with Protein Injections

We use a naturally occurring bacterial protein injection that temporarily relaxes muscles in the face. We inject the protein just under the skin and into the muscles. This prevents the release of acetylcholine by blocking the neurotransmitters that cause the muscles to contract. When muscles contract less often, wrinkles appear to smooth out. Areas that we can treat by relaxing facial muscles:

  • Crow’s feet

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows

  • Lines in the forehead

  • Lines above the lips

Other Medical Uses for Protein Injections

Skin injections are sometimes used in patients who have a condition known as hyperhidrosis. This condition is excess perspiration, usually on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet or the armpits. Using the same protein that relaxes the muscles of the face, we can block nerves in the skin that trigger sweating. Patients who suffer from bruxism (clenching or grinding their teeth), may consider trying these injections if other treatments aren’t solving their issue. For bruxism treatment, we can inject this protein near the jaw joint on each side, relaxing the mandibular muscles.

Facial Fillers

We use a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid to add volume to ageing skin. The chemical compound in our filler injection is formulated to replicate your body’s natural hyaluronic acid, which adds hydration and volume to your face. Before treatment, we will discuss the amount of volume we will add to areas of your face. Our facial fillers can be used to help add volume to areas such as:

  • Lines around the upper and lower lips

  • The nasolabial folds (better known as smiles lines or laugh lines)

  • Vertical lip lines

Filler Treatments can also be used for:

Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating can be minimised when the nerve centres are blocked. When the body goes into ‘fight or flight’ mode, it releases a chemical called acetylcholine. This chemical tells the sweat glands to produce sweat. If the signal to release acetylcholine is blocked by filler, sweat does not get produced.

Lip Enhancement

Ageing affects the structure of the lips, making them lose their fullness and definition over time. For those who would like fuller lips, lip enhancement is a popular treatment. This quick procedure can add volume to your lips or balance the fullness of the upper and lower lip.

Nefertiti Neck Lift

This type of treatment injects a small amount of filler into neck muscles along the lower face, jaw and neck. Filler injections give the appearance of tighter skin in these areas.

Gummy Smile

Filler injections are considered an alternative treatment to extensive surgical procedures for severe gummy smiles. We give these injections under local anaesthesia, injecting filler above the smile at the intersection of three muscles called the Yonsei Point.

Preparing for Facial Aesthetics Treatment

Unlike other types of treatments at our dental practice, facial aesthetics require no preparation on your part. We ensure that the areas we treat are clean before proceeding with the injection. Following facial aesthetics injections, we will discuss how to care for your skin after treatment.

Learn More About Facial Aesthetics at Dental Health and Implant Centre

If you would like to book an appointment or get more information about our facial aesthetics treatments, please click here or call 01476 594480.