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.
Smoothed out skin surface for a more youthful appearance.
Non-surgical and painless procedure.
How the Treatment Works
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.
Reduced facial lines for more youthful appearance.
Non-surgical and painless procedure.
How the Treatment Works
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
How much does an initial consultation cost and how long does it take?An initial consultation involves a full medical history, clinical examination of your jaw and teeth, gum health check, oral cancer screen, necessary digital radiographs and colour digital photos of your smile. The appointment usually lasts 30 minutes and cost £45.00. At the end of the consultation, a treatment plan discussed and agreed with you is formulated and an estimate given. Subsequent, routine examinations cost £24.50.
What do I do out of hours, if I have a dental emergency?"Please call the dental practice where the answer phone message will give you details of the out of surgery hours emergency helpline. Please remember to call before 11.30am on the weekends if you would like to speak to the emergency dentist on call.
What is a hygienist?Dental hygienists are specially trained to work with the dentists in providing care to the patient. They play an important role in dental health care and are mainly concerned with gum health,education in correct home care and the application of preventative materials to the teeth and gums. The hygienist's main role is to provide professional cleaning of the teeth and gums for the patient. This is usually called scaling and polishing. However, prehaps their most important role is the education of the patient in the best way to keep teeth free of plaque. The hygienist will work with your dentist to provide care tailored to your needs.
I hate the dark line around my front crowns, it wasn’t there when they were first fitted."You probably have bonded browns and the dark line that you can see is the metal substructure of the crown, onto which the porcelain layer is bonded (hence the name). At the time of fitting this join between the crown and your tooth was probably hidden underneath the edge of the gum. Over time your gum has shrunk back a little, exposing the join line. The alternative is all porcelain crowns which tend to look more natural as they transmit light in a similar way to normal tooth enamel. In some cases the bite against the lower teeth is so close that only a bonded brown will do the job. We can give you advice on your particular situation.
I’d love to whiten the colour of my teeth. Does whitening damage the enamel at all?No, it stays just as strong. Some people experience sensitivity but this is usually easy to control. Call us if you would like to discuss different options to whiten your teeth.
How can I close the gaps between my teeth?Depending on the situation, gaps can be closed either with orthodontic treatment or by bonding or by porcelain veneers. This requires analysis to make sure the teeth are property proportioned and fit the frame of the lips and the size of the face.
Are tooth coloured fillings better than silver/mercury fillings?Depends on where the filling is and what size it is. Aside from the unappealing appearance of silver fillings, they can cause teeth to fracture and leak over time. However, the dentist needs to know where and how to use the tooth coloured material. As a simple rule- the smaller the filling, the better it is to use resin composites tooth coloured materials. As fillings get bigger, porcelain tooth coloured restorations are highly recommended.
How can I get straighter teeth without braces?We can offer Invisalign Clear Aligners as an alternative to fixed braces. Invisalign aligners are Removable, Comfortable and nearly Invisible. If you do not want any braces then we can use Porcelain Veneers. Using porcelain veneers we not only accomplish a straighter smile, but we also permanently lighten, lengthen and repair broken or worn teeth. However, your dentist needs to assess your mouth to see if the treatment is suitable for you.
Can I do anything about my smelly breath?Decaying teeth and unhealthy gums can give off unpleasant odour. Up to 90% of halitosis (bad breath) comes from oral causes. The primary sites for odour causing bacteria are the tongue and gums. Elimination of halitosis involves bacterial removal and destruction of sulphur compounds. Over the counter mouthwashes, toothpastes and mints only cover up bad breath with stronger more pleasant odour but does not eliminate the cause. The dentist will check the mouth thoroughly for any factors causing the bad breath and he may recommend you to see a hygienist to get your mouth up to scratch and improve your cleaning.
What are implants?Implants are false “roots” made of titanium inserted into the jawbone. Once the implant is stable, it can be used as the foundation for a crown. Success rates are approximately 80%. Your dentist can tell you if these are suitable for you.