Facial Aesthetics

Facial skin consultation

The more expressive areas of the face such as the forehead and the skin around the eyes and mouth are prone to developing wrinkles as we age. Furthermore, our natural production of elastin and collagen (proteins that keep skin taut and volumised) slows down. There are a range of safe, non-surgical procedures that can help, and your treatment coordinator will be able to arrange a consultation with an appropriate clinician.

They will discuss your preferences and the various options available, which include dermal and lip filler injections and injections of Botox, a prescription only medicine that can relax frown lines. These treatments, administered by a skilled and professionally trained practitioner in a safe, sterile environment such as a dental clinic, can complement each other for a balanced, healthy looking effect. However facial aesthetics are not regulated which means that unfortunately not all practitioners share the high clinical standards that dentists adhere to.

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Benefits of facial skin consultation at
The Bristol Dental Practice

  • Boost your confidence by smoothing out the appearance of your skin
  • Give your skin time off and delay the ageing process
  • There is scientific research showing that limiting the ability to frown also improves our moods and makes us happier
  • We will only offer safe treatment and reserve the right to refuse treatment in cases where there are ethical or psychological concerns

What is Botox?

Botox is derived from botulinum, a potent neurotoxin. This is not something to be concerned with, however, as the concentrations used in facial aesthetics are minute. When injected in these therapeutic doses, Botox acts to block nerve impulses to the underlying muscles, preventing them from contracting as forcefully. As well as being used in cosmetic therapy, Botox can also be used medically to treat chronic conditions such as migraines and excessive sweating.

How does Botox work?

By blocking nerve impulses and limiting muscle movement, Botox effectively gives the skin around the muscle time off from the stress of constantly contorting to form expressions. This will soften the impression of deeper wrinkles. Fine lines and minor wrinkles will appear much less visible altogether. By giving these areas of skin a break, the ageing process is delayed too.

Why Choose The Bristol
Dental Practice?

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Open 7 Days

We are Bristol’s
only 7 day dental
practice

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Evenings and
Weekends

We are available
when it suits you

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Interest free finance
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Specialists

Highly trained multidisciplinary
team of dentists

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Established for over
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What to expect

  • We only perform Botox treatments where ethically appropriate following a facial skin consultation
  • It’s a free 15-minute consultation with our therapist Lucy Doane, who will discuss what you want to achieve, ask about your medical history, and advise on treatment
  • We administer this prescription only medicine on patients aged between 18 and 65
  • Treatment with Botox usually takes around 15 minutes
  • Like all injectable treatments, the Botox application may sting a little and produce some localised tenderness, however this will soon settle down
  • The effects take about two to three days to begin to show, with full effects apparent by two to three weeks and lasting for around three to four months
  • You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for a few days following treatment. Beauty treatments, facial massages and exposure to strong sunlight, very cold temperatures and saunas should also be avoided for the next two weeks

Procedure time

15-30 minutes

Back to work

same day

Anaesthetic

not required

Full recovery

same day

Duration of result

3-4 months, but may last longer

Results

7-10 days

What areas of the face is Botox
suited to treating?

Botox is applied to parts of the face that do a lot of the work in forming our expressions and are thus prone to developing lines and wrinkles. Frown lines, crows’ feet around the eyes, and wrinkles and lines around the corners of the mouth are commonly treated areas.