Dermal filler treatment is a cosmetic procedure that plumps up facial lines and wrinkles to make the skin look more youthful. Fillers usually consist of sterile hyaluronic acid gels made from non-animal sources. As we age, the skin's natural hyaluronic acid is lost, giving rise to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and folds. Fillers are also used for lip enhancement and for shaping facial, hand and neck contours. Here is how dermal filler treatment works:
Local anaesthetic is first administered to the area to prevent any discomfort.
The dermal filler is then injected, which only takes a few minutes.
The effect of the treatment is visible immediately.
Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, the filler effect can last between 6 and 12 months (usually six months for lips)
Follow-up treatments will help to maintain the plumped up look over time.
Anti-Ageing Injectable Treatment
If you want to reduce the lines on your face without having to resort to surgical procedures, the good news is that facial rejuvenation techniques can soften wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. The benefit of having this treatment done by dentists is that they have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the facial anatomy and can perform this delicate work in a precise and safe manner. Our practice uses the botulinum toxin type A for this treatment, an injectable aesthetic solution. Here is how it works:
Once injected into the skin the botulinum toxin relaxes the tiny facial muscles, which cause expression lines, by blocking the nerve impulses in them, leaving the skin looking smoother.
Areas on the face that can be treated include frown lines (vertical lines which form between the eyebrows), eyebrows, crow's feet, forehead lines and lines around the mouth and top lip, known as 'smoker's lines'.
The injection is quick and painless, usually lasting around 5-10 minutes and requiring no anaesthetic. Results will usually be seen in a few days, sometimes taking between 4-7 days for the effects to be seen.
As this is not a permanent treatment, the effects will wear off over time. It is therefore possible for the procedure to be repeated every 3 months for effective results.
Medically Prescribed Skincare
Ever wanted flawless skin? Not happy with dark spots, freckling, uneven skin tone, hyper- pigmentation? The market is overflowing with OTC (over the counter) skincare products
So How do you find the perfect skincare regime for yourself?
The secret is - You don’t…. you allow a fully trained & qualified Skin Professional Expert to help you choose a medically prescribed bespoke skin regime.
Introducing…. Your key to Optimum Skin Excellence
Obagi Skin Restoration
Here at Rosebank Dental Practice we are one of the few exclusive leading UK Clinics that offer the Obagi Skincare treatment. We are proud to have a fully trained, qualified Skincare Physician to help you.
The first thing to know about the Obaji Nu-Derm range is that it contains prescription-strength products. For this reason it is only available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other skin care professionals.
The range of Obaji Products is designed to treat and is highly effective on a number of skin problems, including:
Age spots (also known as liver spots)
Melasma (also known as chloasma – brown patches on the face)
Sallow skin (a yellowish complexion)
Hyperpigmentation (discolouration of the skin due to an excess of melanin)
Erythema (reddening of the skin, where injury or irritation has caused dilation of the blood capillaries)
This before and after picture is an excellent example of the product’s effects on hyperpigmentation:
The Obagi Skin Care System uses prescription-strength products to focus on repairing the skin at the cellular level, which speeds up its renewal process, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation and acne
The Obagi Nu-Derm System unlike traditional skin care products that only treat problems on the surface of your skin, work at the cellular level. Working at this level takes the knowledge and guidance of a specifically trained aesthetician and doctor supervising a medically prescribed Obagi skin health restoration system.. This system helps to correct surface discoloration, blemishes, and stimulate cell renewal to bring back the glow and softness of healthy, younger-looking skin.
It works by stimulating collagen and elastin like no other creams or lotions.
By utilizing the most effective treatments for hyperpigmentation, the Obagi Nu Derm System helps skin look younger and healthier.
Only once trained and qualified can a recognised Obaji Skin Care Physician OR Professional prescribe the correct solution for your specific needs
By stimulating skin cell renewal, improving circulation and rebuilding collagen, the unique Obagi system breathes new life into unhealthy skin - before and after
Obagi has created three skin care systems to repair and protect the skin. Each system of products is specifically designed to work together, effectively balancing the pH level and penetrating ingredients to the layers of the skin, revealing superior results
The range contains two main active ingredients: hydroquinone and zinc oxide. The Nu-Derm range contains 4% hydroquinone. This is the ingredient that makes it prescription-only. Hydroquinone works by blocking the process in the skin that leads to discolouration: suppressing the melanocyte metabolic process. The zinc oxide acts as a sunscreen: it deflects the sun, providing broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Zinc oxide is known for it’s non-irritating and non-allergenic properties, and protects the skin while the hydroquinone takes effect.
Obagi Nu-Derm also contains a number of other ingredients to nourish and improve the skin, including glycerin and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).
Nu-Derm works to transform skin from the inside out. The formulation carries the active ingredients deeper into the dermal layers, creating real (and lasting!) change:
Boosting skin health at the cellular level, resulting in a longer-lasting improvement
Targeting common signs of ageing including: skin damaged by sun exposure, wrinkles, and changes in texture and tone
Combating causes of acne through better sebum control and cell metabolism
The diagram below shows the different layers of the skin. Each of these plays an important part in the overall appearance of the skin:
At Rosebank Dental Practice our qualified and trained Skincare Physicians will discuss your suitability to experience the Obagi transformation to beautiful, healthy-looking skin. These world class products, combined with our expert care and advice, will ensure that you are on your way to having the complexion and skin that you have always dreamed of.
Initial Aesthetic Consultation
Rosebank Dental Practice is delighted to offer aesthetic skin analysis consultation with one of our aesthetic physicians. The appointment will provide the practitioner with the opportunity to examine the skin thoroughly and discuss the patients’ wishes and aspirations, after which the Physician can give a complete personalised regime to help achieve your desired results.
Obagi Nu-Derm System is structured to maximise results with the products divided into four action areas:
Prepare - Removes impurities and adjusts pH to prepare your skin for the optimal penetration of theraputic ingredients.
Correct - Repairs damage to skin cells, correcting hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and roughness, enhancing the penetration of ingredients.
Stimulate - Repairs damage to deeper layers of your skin and restores elasticity by enhancing collagen and elastin production.
Protect - Protects newer, healthier skin and prevents further damage from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
The Nu-Derm System is the physician-dispensed, prescription-strength skin care system that can actually transform your skin at the cellular level. By addressing the signs of photodamage and restoring the healthy function of your skin cells, this system is clinically proven to result in younger and healthier-looking skin.
Obagi Medical products are a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, markets and sells proprietary prescription skin care systems. The Obagi Nu-Derm System products were created in 1988 by Dr. Zein E. Obagi and other leading experts
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect when I use the Obagi Nu-Derm System?
It is important to understand that you will experience some reactions such as redness, peeling and itching as part of your skin’s transformation process. These changes mean that the treatment is working. Don’t be discouraged. Instead, renew your commitment to transform your skin. In a few weeks, you will begin to notice improvement. The length of time for each phase depends on your daily commitment to use the system and the condition of your skin.
OUT WITH THE OLD: The Obagi Nu-Derm System penetrates to the deepest layers of the skin to correct signs of aging. Old, dead skin cells are sloughed off and replaced with fresh cells. Itching, dryness and redness indicate that your treatment is working. This phase lasts approximately 6-8 weeks and you can expect more even-toned skin as pigment cells begin to become balanced
IN WITH THE NEW: Your skin begins producing normal, healthy cells. Healthy new cells are pushed to the surface faster. Pigment cells are distributing melanin more evenly. Collagen and elastin production is stimulated. Your skin begins to tolerate the treatment and reactions subside. This phase lasts approximately 6-8 weeks and you can expect smoother, softer skin as its natural rhythm of renewal is regained
HEALTHY GLOW: Skin cells are in the process of transformation. Layers of the skin receive an increased supply of nutrients and blood flow. Healthy, strong collagen and elastin production continues. Skin is smooth, naturally hydrated, evenly coloured and more resilient. This phase lasts approximately 6-8 weeks and you can expect to see the skin becoming firmer and tighter with improved clarity and a healthy glow
THE NEW YOU: The Obagi Nu-Derm System has transformed your skin! Now, your goal is to make it a permanent part of your daily health care routine. Check in routinely with your skin care specialist to maintain your results long term with the Obagi Nu-Derm System maintenance programmes. This phase will last indefinitely, with maintenance. Your skin now looks and acts younger and healthier.
How quickly will I see results when using the Nu-Derm System?
Your individual prescribed protocol and frequency of use should be determined by our Obagi professional doctor, but you can typically expect visible improvements in four to six weeks
Why is the Nu-Derm System sold exclusively by physicians?
The Nu-Derm System contains prescription-strength formulations that can only be sold through a licensed physician, such as a dermatologist, plastic surgeon or cosmetic doctor who has had professional Obagi training
Why should I get the Nu-Derm System from an Obagi professional and not from Internet?
The first reason is you may not get the genuine product from the Internet. Secondly, you might not be able to get ” Obagi Tretinoin ” which is a core prescription only product needed to achieve the result that you want. Finally and most importantly, you may not use the system correctly and experience side effects from doing so. Our Obagi professional doctor will prescribe you a specific protocol for you personally after examining your skin condition in order to achieve the maximum results
Can the Nu-Derm System be used if I will be in the sun (i.e. at sporting events or at the beach)?
Keeping in mind that extended sun exposure damages the skin, it is suggested that you avoid prolonged sun exposure without protection. While on the system, you can participate in normal outdoor activity, however, your skin may be sensitive to the sun and heat. It is very important to always wear a sunscreen, like the Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 and/or the Physical UV Block SPF 32 in the Nu-Derm System, and reapply sun protection every few hours while exposed to the sun
Why should I use all the products in the Nu-Derm System?
Each product in the Nu-Derm System is specifically designed to work together to provide you with the best results. When used as a system, the prescription-strength ingredients work to effectively balance the pH
Why should I have the Obagi at Rosebank Dental Practice?
- SPECIALIST DOCTORS: You will be treated by one of our fully qualified and trained cosmetic doctors.
SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: Our patients are very happy with their results. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic
PREMIUM MEDICATION: We use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment
We are a CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) approved & regulated clinic. This ensures that we only carry out high standard treatments in a hygienic environment.