This month on my newsletter I want to talk about all the treatments and the procedures that will make you look even more amazing and ready for summer! I will talk about teeth whitening, dermal fillers, Botox and microneedling.
I have spoken about these topics before on my Facebook page and my blog but I thought that since the warmer months are here and we all want to undergo a little bit of a makeover, why not do a recap for you to know what options are available to your to look your best!?
I hope you enjoy this newsletter and as always, remember that my Facebook and Google + pages are very resourceful when it comes to the treatments and procedures I offer so make sure to pay them a visit and share the info with those around you!
Lastly, if you want to know more about all the treatments I offer or if you wish to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to phone (011) 616 4040 or 072 712 3994!
LASER TEETH WHITENING
One of the first things that people notice in a person when they meet you for the first time is your smile. First impressions last so maybe you should ask yourself if your yellow teeth make you self-conscious.
LASER TEETH WHITENING
While the latest laser technology is relatively inexpensive, the professional whitening gel procedure is the most cost effective option and does not damage your teeth.
In order to extend the longevity of newly whitened teeth, I highly recommend that you follow the instructions below.
- At-home follow-up or maintenance whitening – implemented immediately or performed as infrequently as twice / three- / four times a year, depending on your habits
- Avoiding dark-coloured foods and beverages for at least 2 days after whitening.
- Whenever possible, sipping dark-coloured beverages with a straw.
- Practicing excellent oral hygiene – brushing and flossing after meals and at bedtime.
- Using a whitening toothpaste
HOW LONG DOES TEETH WHITENING TAKE?
The procedure takes a total of 2 hours and includes:
- A general assessment of the teeth, viability of whitening and pointing out any problematic areas.
- A professional cleaning of the teeth done by a dental professional
- Preparation of the teeth, enclosing of all the soft tissue and possible sensitive / problematic areas on the teeth
- 4 sessions of 15 minutes each – exposure under the laser!
- Post whitening instructions
- An at home post whitening maintenance kit, to maintain your white teeth
Now I want to talk about the use of dermal fillers at my practice. They make for very effective, safe and reliable treatments with long-term results and a very high patient satisfaction rate.
With dermal fillers I can:
- Smooth away facial lines and wrinkles
- Create fuller lips
- Shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin
- In more recent times I use dermal fillers to revitalize the skin
The most common treatment areas for dermal fillers:
- Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds)
- Between the eyebrows (the glabella lines)
- Lips (adding volume and shape)
- Cheek augmentation
- Skin rejuvenation
Dermal filler skin rejuvenation treatments are effective in reversing the damage caused by photo-aging particularly in those difficult to treat areas that ‘give away’ your age, such as:
- Backs of your hands.
And of course everyone wants to have young and beautiful looking skin all year long but especially in summer, when you show more skin than usual, it can be a really great asset!
Lip fillers will usually last 6-9 months while nose and mouth areas are expected to last 9-12 months. The dermal filler is gradually broken down and absorbed by the body. If no further top-up treatments are done the wrinkles and lines will return to their previous appearance.
Now I would like to talk about Botulinum toxin, which, I am sure, you have heard of before? Maybe you’ve already had Botulinum Toxin (Botox®, Dysport) before or know someone who has?
With this product, I can:
- Soften wrinkles
- Reshape eyebrows
- Reshape lips
- Treat excessive sweating
- Reshape the nose
The most common area of treatment is frown lines of the forehead. But Botulinum toxin may also be used to treat numerous areas including:
- Smokers lines
- Crow’s feet
- Nasal reshaping
- Excessive sweating
The list is continually growing and I will continue to study new techniques and applications to keep you at the forefront of modern aesthetic medicine.
If you could wish for an aesthetic treatment where and what would it be?
Although the results are easily visible, a Botulinum toxin treatment will not radically change your appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes wrinkles is simply reduced.
There is no recovery period and no down-time after a Botulinum toxin treatment. You can go directly back to your normal activities, which is so convenient for you to squeeze an appointment in your busy schedule!
The Botulinum toxin will wear off in an estimated four months, and returning patients can be in and out within minutes. Great news to maintain the younger looking you.
Have you ever heard of skin needling? It is a great rejuvenating procedure that I offer at my Bedfordview practice. I will tell you what it is, who it is for and how it can transform your skin.
You can also book a skin needling treatment with me at Bedfordview. This treatment combines well with Chemical Peels too for ultimate skin rejuvenation.
Microneedling, also known as Facial Mesotherapy and Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) involves using a digital hand-piece infused with multiple, fine-pointed needles on the skin’s surface to stimulate its own regenerative properties and rejuvenate it.
Some techniques also involve handheld needling, but as technology develops so too does technique. At my practice I utilise the latest Vee Way needling technology.
Mesotherapy can be defined as a series of micro-injections of a cocktail of vitamins, serums, medication or amino acids into the middle dermal layer of the skin. Its purpose is to heal and reverse skin ageing and damage.
When small amounts of serums are injected into the skin, via needling techniques, the blood flow automatically increases to the treated area. This increases nutrition and oxygen to the site. This also improves lymphatic drainage and removes toxins in the skin.
NOTE: This technique can also be effective when treating cellulite.
During the Microneedling session, I use a sterile needle grouping and mechanically stimulate the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. This, in turns, tells your brain to send collagen to the injured site in order to repair it. This signal creates an abundance of collagen, which will plump up the injured area.
What is left after a needling session? Softer, yet tighter skin.
Your wrinkles, acne scars and other depressed areas will be a lot less noticeable. As an added benefit to skin needling the efficiency of serums and moisturizers is increased as they can now penetrate deeper.
The most exciting element to skin needling is that your skin’s production of new collagen continues for up to 12 months after the procedure.
That’s it for my September newsletter; I hope you found it informative and are now looking even more forward to the warm summer months!
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