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Upper Denby Facial Aesthetics

Simple and effective facial aesthetic treatments are done here at Upper Denby. These include anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

Completing careful research prior to having any cosmetic treatment is vital. You need knowledge about the treatments, understand the risks and have confidence that your chosen professional is going to provide the best treatments.

Below are the most common questions, but if you have any others, we are happy to help.

 

At a facial aesthetics consultation, there will be a detailed discussion of the look you wish to achieve and we will be able to advise which treatments would be appropriate for you. The cost of the treatments will also be discussed.

Photos as a record of before and after may be taken, and you will be asked to sign a Consent form which state that you are aware of the associated risks.

Accurate records will be kept of which treatments have been administered, their batch numbers and the amounts.

A review appointment will be made 2 weeks later to review the treatment and make any minor alterations if necessary.

  • Anti-wrinkle Injections, (Botox) >

    What is Botox?

    Botox is the registered trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type ‘A’, manufactured by Allagan. Other clinics may use other botulin type ‘A’ drugs but referring to them as Botox. Botox is a prescription drug and as such should always be prescribed and administered by a medical prescriber.

     

    What does a Botox treatment involve?

    It involves a series of injections to the area being treated. Botox is injected directly into individual muscles using a tiny needle and in very small amounts.

     

    How do Botox injections work?

    Botox treatment relaxes the injected muscles and reduces their movement. This reduced movement prevents creasing of the overlying skin, thereby reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox only works on the specific muscles injected, leaving the surrounding muscles to function as usual maintaining normal facial expressions.

    Botox also works as a preventative treatment. If skin is not able to crease, wrinkles are unable to develop.

     

    How safe are Botox injections?

    Botox is a very safe treatment. It has been used in medical procedures for over 30 years. Since the late 1980s Botox has been successfully used for cosmetic treatments. With treatments of the forehead there is a small risk; (about 1%) of developing a drooping eyelid or eyebrow but the effects of treatment are never permanent and any unwanted effects last a few days to a few weeks only. Because of its low risk, Botox treatments are the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world.

     

    How long does the procedure take?

    The actual injections only take 10-15 mins.

     

    How long is the recovery time following Botox injections?

    Following the treatment there may be minimal redness. Bruising is uncommon. Most patients continue their usual day without anybody noticing.

    It is important not to massage or rub the area following treatment so we advise you not to have a facial or do vigorous exercise. We also recommend that you stay upright for 3-4 hours following treatment.

     

    Do Botox injections hurt?

    The needles used for treatment are extremely fine and therefore Botox injections really do not hurt at all.

     

    Which lines on the face can be treated with Botox treatments?

    The upper half of the face is most commonly treated with Botox – around 95% of all Botox aesthetic treatments are administered here. The three main areas are; forehead lines, frown lines between the eyes and crow’s feet around the sides of the eyes.

     

    Can clients of any age receive Botox treatments?

    You are safe to have Botox at any age so long as you don’t have certain medical conditions. These include myasthenia Gravis and patients taking muscle relaxants or anticoagulants. Pregnancy and breastfeeding are also absolute contraindications.

    Botox is excellent as a preventative treatment. The ideal time to start Botox is when you start to develop dynamic lines (these are lines that are visible when you make an expression such as frowning) but before you have developed static lines (lines that are visible when your face is relaxed).

     

    How quickly will I see the results of Botox?

    While some clients report an almost instant improvement, there should be a noticeable improvement to the lines on your face within 5 days to 2 weeks.

     

    How long do the effects of Botox injections last?

    Again, results from Botox treatments will vary from person to person, due to: personal muscle structure, which area has been treated and the quality of the Botulinum toxin injected.

     

    Will I look unnatural after treatment?

    One of reasons why Botox treatments are so popular is the subtle improvement it makes to your appearance. Friends may comment that you look more relaxed or fresher, but treatment will not radically alter your appearance; it will simply reduce muscle activity. A good treatment will still allow you to frown or smile as you normally would.

     

    Are there any side effects of Botox treatments?

    Side effects of Botox treatment are rare. It is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available. There is the possibility, however, of the treatment being dispersed into an adjacent muscle which can cause a temporary weakness such as drooping of the eyelid. These effects are temporary, lasting a few weeks at most. All possible side effects should be discussed with you during consultation prior to any treatment.

     

    Who regulates the Botox industry in the UK?

    Unfortunately the aesthetic medicine industry is unregulated in the UK, which means that anybody can offer these treatments. As you can imagine this leads to a huge variation in skill and safety levels.

    Here at Upper Denby, all clinical staff are registered with the GDC. The dentists are indemnified for facial aesthetic treatments and all staff are up to date with their treatment of medical emergencies. All necessary equipment is on-site.

    Confidentiality is, as always, mandatory.

  • Dermal Fillers >

    Dermal fillers are used to give volume and structure to the skin, plumping up deep lines. The most common areas treated are the nasolabial folds (side of nose to corner of mouth) and the lips. Marionette lines (from corner of mouth to chin) can also be treated.

    Modern fillers are made from hyaluronic acid stabilized into a gel. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in most tissues of the body.

     

    Please also note that only the leading brands of filler are used.

    Please read through these frequently asked questions.

     

    What are dermal fillers?

    Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.

    Dermal filler treatments are widely used in medical aesthetics to add volume, plump up and reduce the appearance of lines and folds.

     

    What is hyaluronic acid?

    Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the human body and is central to regulating cell growth and renewal. HA has impact on a number of functions in the body, some of which are to bind water, lubricate the movable parts of the body (muscles and joints) and to maintain the elasticity of the skin.

     

    How do dermal filler treatments work?

    Due to the properties of hyaluronic acid, once injected an instant volumizing effect can be seen. There is a longer term binding with water which increases hydration. Unwanted folds and wrinkles can be “plumped up” to reduce their appearance, resulting in a smoother, more youthful looking skin.

     

    Are dermal filler treatments safe?

    The modern hyaluronic fillers are much safer then the early fillers which were an injection of liquid silicone. This was what was used in some high profile celebrity cases.

    Fillers may be dangerous if injected into a blood vessel, which is why you should only allow trained medical personnel to undertake this procedure.

    Bruising may occur and sometimes some minor swelling. Allergy is rare.

    Occasionally a lump of filler may become apparent, which is usually dispersed by massage. However, an injection may be given to dissolve the lump.

     

    Which areas can be treated?

    The most common areas treated are:

    Nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and corner of the mouth).

    Marionette lines (from the corner of the mouth downwards).

    Lips (Enhance the shape, definition and volume of lips).

     

    What is involved with dermal filler treatments?

    The dermal filler is gently injected into specific areas of your skin to reduce the depth of the skin crease. The exact depth and number of injections is customized to give you the most natural result. Different consistency/ weight of dermal filler can be used in different areas of your face to produce the most effective result.

    The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and the results are immediately visible. Patients can continue with their normal day after treatment.

     

    After Care?

    You should leave the treated area alone for 48 hours to let it settle. We advise that you do not have a facial or similar treatment that may disturb the products or expose the newly-treated areas to strong sunlight for 2-3 days.

    In the days after the treatment there may be some redness and minimal swelling, which normally settles in 1-2 days. Occasionally patients can suffer some bruising at the injection site.

     

    How long do the effects of a dermal filler treatment last?

    One of the great advantages of dermal filler treatment is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the area treated, individual’s skin type, skin condition, lifestyle and age. Generally the effects can last between 6-12 months.

     

    Does dermal filler treatment need pain relief?

    Some clients may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. The lips are extremely sensitive and as such cause most discomfort. Ranges of dermal fillers containing local anaesthetic are available which ease any discomfort.

    At Upper Denby dental local anaesthetic injections can be used to eliminate all discomfort.

     

    What about lip enhancement?

    Lip enhancement is an extremely popular treatment for those who are seeking to replace lost volume, enhance lip shape or to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

     

    At Upper Denby we use only the Juvederm range of fillers. New Juvederm Hydrate and Juvederm Smile are specially designed products to create beautiful, natural looking results. Both products are hyaluronic acid based fillers, but developed for different treatments. Juvederm Smile is formulated to restore hydration and plumpness to the lips, which are lost with age, but without giving extra volume.

     

    Juvederm Hydrate gives an especially soft result and is excellent for treating small lines around lips and helps to treat dry, flaking lip skin. The results gained are extremely subtle and are especially suitable for more conservative clients, who want a very natural look.

  • Fees >

    Facial aesthetic (no obligation) consultations FREE.

     

    Anti wrinkle treatments;

    1 area  £200

    2 areas £250

    3 areas £300

     

    Dermal fillers;

    Nasolabial fold treatment; from £250

    Marionette line treatment from £350

    Lip definition/ enhancement £250

     

    Review appointment;

    No further charge.

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