Look Great this Christmas!

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Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner! For many, Christmas is a time to relax, spend time with your family and eat and drink to your heart’s content. But for those of us who aren’t so confident about our appearance, spending time with friends and family can be quite daunting, especially when there’s lots of pictures being taken- because let’s face it, no one likes it when they look less than perfect in a photo. Thankfully, here at Strand on the Green Dental Practice we are here to help.

At our practice, we currently offer a selection of procedures which can give you the boost of confidence you need to enjoy yourself over the festive period. Our non-surgical cosmetic treatments (also known as Facial Aesthetic Treatments) are used to treat frown lines, brow lines, crow’s feet, neck sagging and jowls and excessive sweating. The two treatments we currently offer are Anti-Wrinkle Treatment and Dermal Fillers, and our amazing Dr Kate Hughes is fully trained in both procedures.

The first treatment we offer- Dermal Fillers- is an effective non-surgical procedure to reduce the signs of ageing on your face. As we grow older, we naturally lose the collagen that helps shape and support our skin, making us appear older as natural lines and wrinkles deepen. Kate uses dermal fillers to add definition, support the edges of the lips, and fill out wrinkles, preventing lips from collapsing into lines and retreating into the mouth. These dermal fillers can also be used to add volume to your lips, ‘plumping’ them up to make them look fuller and younger.

Dermal fillers are not limited to your lips, we can also utilise them to reduce the effect of lines and wrinkles anywhere on the face; from smile lines, nasolabial lines and lines around the lips, all can be improved. Dermal fillers can be injected into the skin to ‘plump up’ these lines, filling them in and smoothing out your skin for a younger, fresher look and, as a result, boosting your self-confidence.

Dermal fillers are particularly popular as they provide an immediate result which can last a substantial amount of time. The exact length of time the effect will last varies depending on the type of product used, the location of the filler, and the type of skin you have. You can expect some temporary redness or minor swelling immediately after treatment; however, this will subside quickly.

The other Facial Aesthetic treatment we offer, Anti-Wrinkle Treatment, involves a series of small, painless injections in the areas of the face to give a fresher, more rested appearance. They minimise the effect of frowning by stopping the corrugator muscles from drawing the eyebrows together and can also be used to reduce other ‘overactive’ facial expressions such as excessive brow raising or scrunching up of the ‘crows’ feet’ at the side of your eyes.  It is also suitable for treating excessive sweating, which is even more pertinent this time of year.

The relaxing effect doesn’t happen instantly-it starts a few days after treatment and increases over the next week. The effect of facial relaxation injections usually lasts between three and six months, but this effect improves with successive treatments. This is because muscles you don’t use naturally become weaker and weaker. It is important to recognise that we will only ever use facial aesthetics to enhance your natural beauty, rather than recreate your image.

If any of our Facial Aesthetic treatments sounds like it would restore your confidence and make you feel great and prepared for the upcoming Christmas period, we’d love you to get in touch with us and book an appointment by calling 020 8995 0298.

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