Dr. N. Ahmed has been helping patients achieve fantastic results using the latest techniques in non-surgical cosmetic facial aesthetics since 2005. Part of being a professional in this area is to make sure that he has the clinical knowledge but also adequate regulatory assurances to protect his patients and give them peace of mind.
As we get older, our skin starts to show signs of ageing. The most notable are wrinkles and a loss in volume. Facial aesthetics can address these signs and rejuvenate skin, giving it a new lease of life.
Why visit your dental practice for facial aesthetics?
Many people would assume that these types of treatment belong in a beautician’s studio and not a dental practice. Our clinicians are experts in facial anatomy, not just teeth and gums. We have high standards of care and have carried out extensive training in the field to make sure that any clinicians offering services are fully qualified to do so.
Facial aesthetic consultations
Everyone has a different skin type, so we offer facial aesthetic consultations where we can talk through which treatments would deliver the best results for your skin. These consultations are ideal opportunities for us to come up with a treatment plan that will work best.
To arrange a consultation, simply get in touch.
Facial Aesthetics – Facial Fillers
Naturally present in the skin, hyaluronic acid preserves moisturising levels in the skin and boosts tone. The quantity of hyaluronic acid in the skin (dermis) decreases with age. As a result the skin dries out and becomes fragile with the appearance of wrinkles. The tissues progressively sag and the face becomes hollow. Injected into the dermis, fillers effectively alleviate this hyaluronic acid deficiency, thanks to their high hyaluronic acid concentration. They revitalise and rehydrate the skin, fill in wrinkles and fine lines, add volume and definition to lips and remodel and soften facial contours.
Numbing cream or injections are usually given in the area requiring treatment to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. They are injected directly into the wrinkle: they lift and instantly fill the lines by virtue of the volume they create. Right from the first injection, the wrinkle is markedly and visibly reduced. Cracks in the skin are repaired. They are injected directly into the zones where the tissues relax, thus creating an immediate tightening and volume-enhancing effect. As a result of this lifting effect, fillers offer a real alternative to plastic surgery when skin relaxation is not too advanced, by redefining the facial contours.
Depending on your age and the structure of your face, 1 to 3 initial sessions will be needed in order to achieve the desired effect, which is evident immediately following the first treatment session. The injection sessions have a real, cumulative effect. Regular maintenance sessions will use less product to maintain your results.
Injecting Botulinum toxin into the affected area temporarily paralyses the underlying muscles. The initial effects of the treatment become visible within 48 to 72 hours. The maximum effect is reached after about 7 to 14 days.
Patients should not have
treatment if they are…
- - Pregnant or nursing mothers
- - Have Muscular Sclerosis
- - Have Myasthenia Gravis
- - Have Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
- - Blood clotting disorders
- - Allergic to Botulinum toxin
- - Taking muscle relaxant medication
- - Taking anaesthetics
- - Taking certain antibiotics e.g. Streptomycin,
- - Penicillamine
- - Taking Calcium channel blockers
List of possible side effects
- - Bruising or swelling at the injection site
- - Nausea
- - Tiredness, pain in the arms or legs
- - Temporary drooping of the eyebrow or upper eyelid
- - Brief visual disturbances
- - Dryness of the eyes
- - Skin rash
- - Itching
- - Allergic reactions
- - Dry mouth
- - Muscle wasting
This lady wanted to enhance her lips but with a natural appearance. We managed to obtain the results she wanted with a small amount of lip filler.