Castle Rising Dental now offers botulinum toxin and dermal fillers injections.
Surgery is not the only option for those who wish to improve their appearance. Today, far less expensive and minimally invasive procedures are also available to help tackle the signs of ageing and/or improve the condition of your skin. Some of the most popular procedures include:
Dermal fillers, including collagen and hyaluronic acid, are injected in the skin to reduce lines and wrinkles, provide volume and definition to lips and cheeks.
Areas that can be targeted include:
- Forehead Lines
- Frown Lines
- Crows Feet
- Nose to Mouth Lines
- Smoker’s Lines
- Lip Enhancements
Botulinum Toxin Treatment
Botulinum toxin-type-A injection is a non-surgical, medical professional-administered cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. It is used also used in forehead and crow’s feet area.
The treatment usually only takes 15 minutes, depending on the areas treated. A very fine needle is injected into the area where the lines and wrinkles appear. When injected, botulinum toxin smoothes lines by blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions and results in decreased muscle activity. This temporarily relaxes the muscles so that they no longer crease. Deeper lines and wrinkles could be treated with fillers for better result.
Line and wrinkle smoothing results
The results will take from 4-10 days to become visible. Depending on your lifestyle and how your muscles react to the treatment, the effects can last between 3-4 months. It is typically used in people aged 30 to 65.
Is it safe?
While botulinum toxin injections are relatively safe when given by an experienced doctor, side effects and complications can occur — including pain and bruising at the injection site and temporary muscle weakness.
When the treatment begins to work, you may notice some temporary strange “sensations” around the treated areas as the muscles that have not been injected adjust. Some patients may experience some tenderness, mild redness, swelling or bruising follow the treatment, but these are only short-term effects that last a few days.