Anti-wrinkle treatments and Dermal Fillers, otherwise known as facial rejuvenation treatments offer a non-surgical treatment which reduces the signs of ageing on the face. Bradley Shorthouse offer our patients a safe, professional, clinical environment for these type of treatments.
A more youthful, but natural appearance can be achieved with a choice of treatments carried out by our fully trained, qualified and professional Dental Therapist Michaela.
Michaela has extensive training in administering injections. With her knowledge and technique we feel we can provide fantastic, natural looking, pain free results.
Anti-wrinkle treatments (otherwise known as Botox) are the administration of a prescription-only medicine that should only be prescribed and given by an appropriately trained healthcare professional, such as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist prescriber, or nurse prescriber. The product is a natural substance derived from a micro-organism which relaxes muscles and reduces the appearance of wrinkles from underneath the surface of the skin.
The treatments we provide prevent and reduce lines and wrinkles which appear as frown lines between the eyes, forehead lines and crows feet. Although the results can be considerable with treatment, it will not drastically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still frown, smile, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases forming.
Dermal Fillers are an injectable sterile hyaluronic acid gel which offer a safe and natural cosmetic treatment that restores volume and fullness to refresh and revitalise the face. Teosyal is an exciting and sophisticated range of Dermal Filler designed to help you look and feel your best. Treatments include smoothing away facial lines, restoring volume or enhancing your smile with a lip treatment. The Teosyal range is designed to complement the varying stages of facial ageing to provide natural looking results.
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It is probably best to describe what they are not! They are not botulism. Botulism food poisoning is caused by massive amounts of botulinum bacteria creating massive amounts of toxin. Anti-Ageing Injections have been used in very dilute amounts for many years in ophthalmology, neurology and for cosmetic cases worldwide. In our treatments we use a miniscule amount of the chemical secreted by the botulism bacteria. There are no live bacteria in our Anti-Ageing Injections.
Are they safe?
Perfectly. It is impossible to get poisoning from our injections as we use such diluted preparations.
How does it work?
Injections are given into the affected areas which temporarily put the over active muscles to sleep for about 3 months. This freezing of the muscle is always temporary and can never be permanent. So the muscle can be likened to an animal hibernating, the muscle temporarily hibernates.
Will it leave my face numb?
No. There is no change in your skin sensation.
Do the injections hurt?
No. The needles are very fine and the amount injected each time is very small. Some people say that it feels like a small bug bite so local anaesthesia or sedation is not required.
Which wrinkles can be treated?
The most commonly treated areas are the forehead, between the eyes (frown lines) and the crow’s-feet around the eyes.
Will I be able to move my face afterwards?
Certainly! Just not as much. Extreme movement of the muscles that caused the wrinkles will have been prevented but the other normal facial muscles will not have been affected.
When will I see the difference?
Usually in 3-5 days but individuals vary. The greatest effect, however, is seen after 2 weeks or so.
How will I look after treatment?
You will notice a slight redness after treatment around the injection sites. This will settle after a few hours. You can apply an ice pack to help reduce redness and make up can be used to cover the redness.
Are there any side effects?
It is a very safe treatment. However, side effects can occur but are very rare. They can include slight bruising at the injection sites, slight headache and sometimes a slight drooping of the eyelid, which would only last a week or so. Because the effects of Botox are completely reversible any side effects are temporary and short lasting.
Is there anything I should avoid after treatment?
During the first 4 hours after treatment, we advise you to avoid vigorous exercise and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Otherwise you can carry on as normal. You should also avoid rubbing the treated area during this time. Extremes of heat, sunbeds, saunas & steam rooms should be avoided for two weeks.
How long will it last?
Again, individuals vary. In most cases you can expect excellent results for three months, the crows feet area lasting slightly less, with a gradually diminishing effect over the following 3 months. Regular treatment ‘trains’ the muscles not to move as much so that, over time, less treatment is needed to keep the facial muscles relaxed.
How often will I need treatment at Bradley Shorthouse?
On average most people like to come back about every 3-4 months or so when they first start their injections. People who have large facial muscles (like men) or who have very ‘expressive’ faces may require more frequent treatment. People who have regular top ups gradually require less and less treatment as their muscles are retrained.
What if I really don’t like the result?
That would be very unusual, but if that was so then remember that the effects are completely reversible and with a bit of patience you can have all your old wrinkles back.
Can anybody be treated with Anti-Ageing Injections?
Almost, but not if you are pregnant or suffer from any muscle wasting disease.
What are the benefits?
You’ll have a softer, more relaxed appearance.
You’ll have a serene countenance enhancing your natural appearance.
Your “wrinkle” muscles will be gradually retrained leaving you with smoother, more youthful looking skin.