Wrinkle & line reduction with "Botox" in Wimbledon
What is "Botox", and How does it work?
Botulinum Toxin has been in use worldwide for nearly forty years for a variety of medical conditions and our dental surgeons Dr Aoife Boland and Dr Maggie Laird at The Wimbledon Dentist have had advanced training in using Botulinum to temporarily relax muscles mainly in the upper one third of the face. Both of these popular clinicians apply the same strictness in the correct protocols of provding Facial Aesthetics Treatments that they do routinely in the practice of their general dentistry at The Wimbledon Dentist.
Wrinkles and frown lines develop as a result of using facial muscles repeatedly throughout a lifetime,with the skin creasing in areas of greatest use. Added to this, the ageing process causes the slow down of collagen and elastin production in the skin, so that as we get older these lines become permanent and are present even when we are not frowning or expressing ourselves. By reducing the movement of muscles in these areas through the use of Botulinum, the skin temporarily stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing the lines to soften or even fade away. In the areas treated, the muscles are temporarily inactivated (this is always reversible), during which time the patient can even break the subconscious habit of over-using these muscles.
Depending on each individual and the dose used, the response to treatment can vary from slight relaxation of the muscle to minimal movement. Aoife and Maggie are skilled in the delivery of results which can be described as "Less is More"; we favour creating a beautiful natural look, that does not necessarily make it obvious that you have had a helping hand.
When can I do it?
For the procedure itself the dentists will inject minimal amounts of Botulinum into carefully and selected and meticulously recorded sites. This happens during a short appointment that can even be timed around your lunch break or a playdate and we always follow this appointment with a review meeting after 2 weeks. Depending on the how happy we all are with the area treated and how you respond to Botulinum you may have a top-up at this meeting. The effects usually last for 4-6 months.
Who does our Facial Aesthetic Treatments?
For such highly-skilled treatment we feel it is imperative that if you intend to have "Botox" treatments or Lip and Dermal Fillers you should attend a precision surgery environment like ours, highly regulated by the GDC and Care Quality Commission, and where day to-day we are already trusted with our patients' health, wellbeing and smiling self-esteem!
At The Wimbledon Dentist, Dr Aoife and Dr Maggie have applied the same very high standards to the training and practice of Facial Aesthetics as we have to our gentle reputable dentistry. Please read our testimonials for honest and unbidden patient feedback.
How much does "Botox" cost?
1 area of "Botox" is £200, 2 areas £300 and 3 areas £400.