Botox® and Dermal Fillers in Brighton and Hove
At TwentyOneDental, we understand how important it is to look and feel your best. Beauty comes from within… but there is nothing wrong with making the best of our looks!
We are delighted to offer our patients the latest in facial aesthetics treatments, including Botox® and Dermal Fillers, delivered exclusively at our Brighton and Hove clinic by our in-house facial aesthetics specialist, Dr Ankeet Patel.
Dr Ankeet Patel’s clinical knowledge of the facial region is outstanding. The advantages of a qualified surgeon over many other non-qualified providers, is that surgeons such as Ankeet fully understand soft tissues, skeletal patterns, and facial profile, and integrate this to a foundation of key anatomical knowledge. This all goes into the process of treatment planning for the face.
We have complied a list of commonly asked questions to help you make an informed decision if facial aesthetics treatments, including Botox® and Dermal Fillers, are right for you.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would simply like more information, we would be delighted to share our expertise with you.
Please click below to book a friendly, no-obligation consultation with our clinical advisor, Kayleigh.
TREATMENT FOR WRINKLE REDUCTION
LIP ENHANCEMENT – DERMAL FILLERS
WHAT IS BOTOX®
Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as the brand name, Botox®, dates back more than a hundred years, however, its popularity grew in 1983 when it was originally used to treat severe muscle contractions.
In 2002, it was licensed for cosmetic use and has grown to be a popular facial cosmetic treatment, amongst men and women, to soften the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead, face and neck.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX® LAST?
Depending on the type and condition of your skin, Botox® can provide the desired results for up to 6 to 9 months.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU HAVE BOTOX®?
It is advisable to continue receiving Botox® injections every 3 to 4 months over the first year for excellent long-term effects.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
After a consultation with Dr Ankeet Patel, the treatment time will take between 15 – 45 minutes.
After treatment do not massage or rub your face for 3 days. Also, avoid vigorous exercise, sunbathing (including using sunbeds), and the sauna for 2 days. Dr Ankeet Patel will give you more advice about what you should and should not do during your treatment time.
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO WAIT BEFORE I SEE RESULTS?
It generally takes 24 – 48 hours for Botox® to start working and between 7 – 14 days to take full effect.
HOW MUCH DOES BOTOX® COST?
It is important to first understand your specific needs. At this point, we can help you make an informed decision if Botox® is right for you, and share the different pricing options we offer.
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal Fillers are a soft, non-permanent, injectable gel, that closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body.
As we age, our skin loses hyaluronic acid and fine lines start to appear on the face. Some lines become wrinkles due to outside factors like sun exposure, diet and years of facial muscle movement (Hyperfunctional Muscles).
Fat loss can create sagging and turn lines into folds too. Moisture levels diminish as we age. Busy lifestyles and gruelling work schedules (not to mention our age!) can have a negative impact on our skin.
Dermal fillers are designed to effectively reduce unwanted wrinkles, creating volume, which in turn helps to revitalise the skin. Hyaluronic acid absorbs moisture and keeps your skin well hydrated for a youthful look.
WHAT CAN DERMAL FILLERS BE USED FOR?
The most common areas to be treated are nose to mouth lines (known as the nasolabial folds), between the eyebrows (the glabella lines), jawline, and the lips (adding volume and shape).
HOW LONG DO DERMAL FILLERS LAST?
The effects of non-permanent fillers will usually last between 3-18 months. This does depend on how your body reacts to the dermal filler, the volume of product used, the area treated as well as certain environmental factors.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DERMAL FILLERS AND BOTOX®?
Botox® is a treatment that freeze the muscles. In doing so, Botox® can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Dermal Fillers are based on hyaluronic acid, that exists naturally in the body, to add fullness to the areas that have thinned due to aging. Most commonly, this thinning is common in the cheeks, lips and around the mouth.