Who hasn’t looked in the mirror occasionally and wished they could iron out a few of the wrinkles and creases that betray the passage of time and the stresses of our lives? We provide responsible facial cosmetic treatments that will complement your new smile and leave you looking and feeling revitalised.
The beauty industry is currently unregulated which is why we feel it is important to offer these treatments from our highly trained professional dentists. From the beginning of their training in medical school to the ongoing practice and professional development they undertake in highly skill dentistry techniques, they are perfectly placed to understand facial dynamics and offer you safe and effective results.
The anti-wrinkle treatment that we offer here at Orchard Dental helps smooth both fine lines and also deep wrinkles. The most popular areas we treat are frown lines between the eyes, forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes.
The process is really very quick and simple and is most commonly known as Botox. The active ingredient is botulinum toxin, a by-product of bacteria, which we inject into the outer layer of the skin where appropriate following a consultation for lines and wrinkles, using a small needle.
Botulinum toxin causes the nerve ending in these muscles to relax and the wrinkles to smooth out, leaving you with younger looking skin. It’s impressive how this simple and low risk intervention can produce dramatic effects in a short space of time.
Within two or three days of treatment you should see a marked improvement in wrinkle lines. The results will continue to improve for up to a month, and your skin will appear smoother and younger for four to six months. It is safe to repeat the treatment once the effects have worn off.
Treatment can be repeated three or four times a year and after multiple treatments the effects may last for up to six months. In your consultation we’ll assess your medical history, make an examination of your facial muscles and discuss your expectations.
Side effects may include mild temporary bruising, numbness, or redness around the injection sites. In rare cases patients may experience one or more of the following: headache, temporary blurred vision, temporary eye-lid droop, nausea, pain, redness at the spot of injection, muscle weakness.