Lip Filler

Lip Filler

So, let’s talk about lip fillers. We are always seeing articles and pictures in the press and social media showing botched lip treatments and overfilled lips. These are not the norm and are often carried out by inexperienced practitioners who may not even be medically trained but simply beauty therapists or lay persons. Lip augmentation, Lip filler gone wrongdermal filler problemsdermal filler problemsdermal filler problems

Having dermal filler injected in lips is a medical procedure not a beauty treatment

Please research your practitioner before having treatment.

Why do we perform lip treatments?

There are many reasons for injecting dermal filler into lips. Younger patients are often looking for just a more plumped pout and juicy lips. Others may never have had full lips and wish to have some enhancement carried out. As we age the amount of fat in our lips decreases and the skin elasticity decreases. This causes the lips to appear thinner and creates the so called smokers lines. Thus by injecting dermal filler we can help to reverse this appearance. Also the lips should never be looked at in isolation, facial profile is very important and also the structures around the mouth causing deepening of folds and mouth corners turning down giving a sad look. Therefore it can be seen there are many reasons for carrying out lip treatments. To find out if we can help you with any of these problems please call on 0121-453-7949 or email info@greenwood-dental.co.uk Or take a look at our offer here
Botox v Filler Cost

Botox v Filler Cost

This is a good question. Recently I have seen a lot of activity on social media trying to debate Botox v Filler cost.

Ok, so where do we start with this. Well, the first thing that that needs to be explained is that Botox and Dermal fillers are two entirely different products. They are used in totally different situations and are used to achieve specific results.

Botox

Let’s take Botox first. Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin. In the UK there are other brands in common use as well, such as Azzalure, Bocouture and Zeomin.

Botulinum toxin is a muscle relaxant. It’s most common uses in the field of cosmetic medicine are for the relaxing of the upper facial muscles. These cause the frown and wrinkles between the eyebrows, the crows feet at the side of the eyes and the horizontal lines of the forehead.

If you look at your face when it is relaxed, you are unlikely to see much difference between your appearance before and after Botox.

However, when you try to frown or lift your brows or smile after treatment then you will notice that the toxin has blocked the transmitting of signal to those muscles rendering them unable to contract or move and thus no lines and wrinkles will be visible or greatly softened.

After having Botox treatment the effect will reach its maximum strength in around two weeks. It will remain fully active then for around six to eight weeks. Then the effect will start to wear off over the next six weeks or so.

In other words the treatment will need repeating approximately every four months to maintain a relaxed look. However, variations in longevity do occur due to genetic and lifestyle differences.

Cost

An average cost of around £250-£350 is needed to treat the three areas discussed above; and this needs to be repeated three times a year.

Dermal Filler

botox v filler cost

Dermal fillers have many uses but I will try and explain in general terms.

The basic ingredient in most dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that is found naturally in your body in many areas, such as under the skin, within the eyes and in your joints.

Dermal fillers are used to replace lost fat and volume in the face which has caused deep grooves, hollowness especially under the eyes and lines and creases around the mouth and lips.

They can also be used in augmentation treatments to add shape that has never existed. Examples of this are lack of high cheekbones, irregular profile of the nose, thin lips, and chin.

The effect is seen immediately after treatment and has a lasting effect which is variable depending on the area treated and the product used.

As a general rule the more movement there is in the area the filler has been placed the shorter the duration. So lips will tend to last the least time, maybe six to nine months. Whereas filler on the nose can last in some cases up to two years.

Cost

The cast of dermal fillers will depend on the amount needed and the type required. It comes generally packaged in syringes if 1ml. which equates to 1/5th of a level teaspoon. So, as you can imagine many procedures require more than one syringe.

Like Botox above the price per syringe will vary enormously around the country but expect an average of £250-£350 per syringe.

Conclusion

As you can see now it is very difficult to equate the cost of Botox with the cost of filler due to their different uses and duration.

Acne treatment using Plasma Shower

Acne treatment using Plasma Shower

What is Acne?

Acne is an inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous glands. It is one of the most common dermatological disorders and is considered a chronic disease.  Treatments may be required to improve both the physical appearance and prevent physical and psychological scarring.

Acne plasma shower

Before and after 2 treatments

 

Whilst it is primarily a skin disorder of the young, often clearing up spontaneously.  Acne can affect up to 12% of women and 3% of men over the age of 25.  Treatment options for all age groups  and both sexes have been largely the same, until now.  We are now able to treat acne using the revolutionary effects of plasma energy.

What is Plasma?

acne with plasma showerPlasma is the fourth state of matter after, solids, liquids and gasses. the effect it has on the skin varies the

deeper it penetrates as shown in the illustration above.

History of plasma in medical application

The use of plasma in the medical field goes back as far as World War II, to sterilise wounds and surgical instruments.

According to the latest cell biological research conducted by Munich University, plasma works separately in bacteria and the human cell. While it is fatal to bacteria, it produces beneficial stimulation human cells and helps with regeneration. This is how plasma shower kills the p acnes bacteria that causes the inflammatory outbreaks of acne.

Acne plasma shower

Before and above 4 days after first treatment

Several studies have been carried outbid the Korean Institute for Skin and Clinical Science proving the sterilising effect the Acne Bacteria, increasing the thickness of skin density as well as the benefits.

To book a Consultation for Plasma Treatment Call us now on 0121-453-7949

Prices from £50

 

Dr Andrew Greenwood presenting at IAPCAM conference

IAPCAM Symposium 2018, London

26 SEP 2018

World Cup Special 15% discount on all dermal fillers till July 17th

World Cup Special 15% discount on all dermal fillers till July 17th

Are you ready to look your natural best in time for summer? Well, the secret’s out – it’s Restylane! We can help you with contouring or with adding more projection and definition to your face. DM us to book a consultation or call us on 0121-453-7949

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Want to know the secret to looking your natural best this summer

Want to know the secret to looking your natural best this summer

Do you want to look your best in that ultimate beach selfie? Or are you looking to shine in that wedding group shot?

Restylane® is the secret to being ready to take on summer.

Restylane contains a range of dermal fillers with two different technologies so treatment can be tailored to your individual needs.

Are you looking for more pronounced lifting in the face? Restylane Lyft™ may be the product for you. If you want to fill lines and wrinkles, as well as provide more support and structure to the skin, then Restylane may be the solution.

Alternatively, are you looking to contour and add volume in the mid-face? Products such as Restylane Defyne™ and Restylane Volyme™ may be the answer. If you long to restore a more youthful appearance by reducing lines and wrinkles on the face, then Restylane Refyne™ may be the product for you.

So, now you are in on the summer secret, who will you tell next?

Talk to your practitioner today about how the Restylane range can help you get summer selfie

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