What is Botox? Hertford Dental Care Explains

Botox is by far the most popular facial aesthetic treatment around with around 6 million treatments being conducted every year.

Botox works by paralysing the underlying muscles where it is administered and as such it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

botox-treatmentsIf people suffer from excessive sweating, muscular disorders, migraines and some bowel and bladder disorders, Botox can also be used medically to treat this.

Botox (also known as botulinum toxin type A) is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.

The cosmetic use of Botox has skyrocketed in recent years as many people use it to boost their confidence and to reduce the onset of wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet.

What does the treatment involve?

The procedure is administered by injection to the area being treated, e.g the forehead. There is no real healing period or recovery time needed post treatment, but it is important to note that there can be side effects associated with Botox, which should be discussed before the procedure. It is common for people to experience some slight bruising and swelling directly after the treatment because of the needle, but this can be covered up by makeup. There are no long-term side effects associated with having these kind of injections, meaning that patients can resume their normal activities straight away, and are also able to fly post treatment.

Botox is not a permanent treatment and generally the effects last up to 3-4 months. Because it is quite a fast and effective treatment, as it is a non-surgical treatment it does not require the patient to have anaesthetic. The benefit of having this treatment done by dentists is that they have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the facial aesthetics and anatomy and can perform this kind of subtle work in a professional environment with an attentive manner.

Botox In Hertford

If you are interested in getting Botox in Hertford, where our practice is based, please feel free to call and request a free consultation where we can speak with you in more detail about the available options.

Who can I trust in Hertford to help me reduce my facial wrinkles?

We have all seen the horror stories of what can go wrong with even the most simple and straightforward cosmetic facial procedures when they are not being administered by a trusted person with a history of working in the area of medicine.

Which is why we at Hertford Dental Care, offer high quality aesthetics in Hertford you can trust.

facial-wrinklesThe dentists here want you to make the most of your smile, and so it makes sense to us that not only will you want dental treatment to improve your teeth, but you will want to show that smile off in a face that is looking as fresh as a daisy.

A dentist already has the deep and extensive knowledge of the muscles, bones, tendons, nerves and organs that make up the face and neck, so we are well placed to make facial aesthetic treatments are as effective and natural-looking as possible.

In Hertford, Botox and dermal fillers are two easily-administered, long-lasting, but not permanent, ways to smooth out facial wrinkles and fill in hollows. As we age and our facial skin naturally loses the fat underneath it and the collagen within it, and these signs of ageing start to appear.

In our practice in Hertford, Botox (a purified version of the botulinum type A toxin) is delivered in gel form via a painless injection. It works by temporarily relaxing the tiny facial muscles, smoothing out the skin above. Here in Hertford, botox is typically used to reduce wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet, lines from smoking, frown lines and pockets between the eyes. Each treatment area takes between five and ten minutes, and takes up to seven days to appear. The results last up to six months.

Dermal fillers work by plumping out hollows by replacing the skin’s lost collagen and hyaluronic acid. In Hertford, dermal fillers can also provide instant results. Juvéderm is both a popular, and a well-trusted system, which is delivered via a painless injection. Dermal fillers are commonly used to refresh crow’s feet, frown and forehead lines, and to plump up lips and cheeks. The instant results last between six months and a year, depending on the area being treated.

Where can I go to get Botox in Hertford?

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a treatment that originated in the medical world. It was originally used to treat patients who had muscle spasms, like the kind of spasms people occasionally experience in the eye for a short period of time. However, if spasms like this recur on a regular basis or continue for a long period of time they become debilitating. Doctors noticed that an application of botulinum toxin to the spasming muscle, enabled it to relax, meaning a temporary relief to the issue of muscle spasms

botox-in-hertfordHow is Botox used cosmetically?

After the discovery of the botulinum toxin’s medical application, pioneers in facial aesthetics began to use it effectively to relax muscles within the face. By so doing the muscles would allow the skin to take back it’s shape also. Where this became particularly apparent and useful in the world of facial aesthetics is when applied to muscles in the face, it allowed them to relax, which then in some cases smoothed out wrinkles in the skin! For this reason Botox is currently used in a wide range of facial aesthetic treatments to reduce wrinkle lines on the face without the need for a surgical procedure.

Why should I get Botox in Hertford at Hertford Dental Care?

Botox is the branded name for the injectable version of the A-type botulinum toxin which has been proven to smooth over wrinkles when applied by a fully trained facial aesthetics dentist. The treatment relaxes the tiny facial muscles which are known to be responsible for wrinkles, visibly creating a softer and more youthful look.

Areas that can be treated at our practice in Hertford, include the lines across your forehead, “crows feet”, which can appear around the eyes, and the vertical frown lines which form in the gaps between your eyebrows. You can see a number of great testimonials on our website from our facial aesthetics patients.

To enquire about Botox in Hertford at Hertford Dental Care, or to enquire about any of our facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry treatments, you can contract us in a number of ways including by email or the online form on our website, by phone: 01992 509 669, or by paying us a visit at our practice: 195 Ware Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7EQ.

How dermal fillers can create an instant makeover

Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm produce a complete facial makeover – with results that are seen straight away. Hertford Dental Care offers professional facial aesthetics treatments using Botox and dermal fillers, designed to combat premature signs of ageing, including lines, wrinkles, and folds in the skin.

dermal-fillers-in-hertfordAt our Hertford dental practice we use the popular Juvéderm system of dermal fillers, one of the most popular and most trusted brands in the world. It produces results that can be seen immediately (unlike Botox, which requires between four and seven days for results to fully develop) and can last from six to 12 months, depending on your skin type and on the area that is treated.

Facial aesthetics procedures, including dermal fillers and Botox, should only be provided by a medically qualified professional – a dentist, nurse, or doctor – who has undergone additional accredited training in aesthetics treatments.

At Hertford Dental Care we believe that a dentist is an excellent choice for dermal fillers treatments, because they have an excellent knowledge of facial anatomy and structure, and will deliver just the right amount of dermal fillers to ensure that your results look noticeable and beautiful, but also entirely natural, thus avoiding the dreaded “overdone” look. A dentist also knows the location of facial nerves in detail, which means they are a very safe option for providing facial aesthetics procedures.

Dermal fillers at Hertford Dental Care: how it works

At our Hertford dental practice we deliver dermal fillers with a pain-free injection, which only takes a few minutes to complete. In some cases there may be local anaesthetic included in the filler syringe, whilst in other cases it will be applied directly to your skin before your injection. Either way, you won’t feel a thing.

Dermal fillers can be used to treat a range of areas, and work by replacing lost hyaluronic acid and/or collagen from beneath the skin’s surface, creating a plumped up and more youthful appearance.

Common areas for treatment at our Hertford clinic include:

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet

For lips you will usually need to repeat treatment every six months; other areas may last longer.

Using Botox for a natural, younger look

Botox is an effective way to reduce the premature signs of ageing, without needing to undergo surgery. At Hertford Dental Care we offer a range of professional facial aesthetics treatments, which have no down time and enable you to get on with your daily routine immediately after treatment.

botox-hertfordTreatments such as Botox should only be delivered by a medically qualified professional – a dentist, a doctor, or a nurse – who has undergone additional accredited training in facial aesthetics treatments. A dentist is an excellent candidate to provide your treatment, because they have a very good knowledge of facial structure and anatomy, including knowing where all the nerves are.

Hertford Dental Care offers both Botox and dermal fillers to treat the common signs of a life well lived, including lines, wrinkles, and folds. We welcome new patients for consultations at our Hertford clinic to find out more about Botox and dermal fillers.

How Botox works

Botox is made from a purified version of the botulinum type A toxin and is delivered in gel form via a painless injection. It works by temporarily relaxing the tiny facial muscles, smoothing out the skin above.

Typical areas for treatment include crow’s feet, smokers’ lines, forehead lines, and pockets beneath the eyes. Whilst the results of Botox are not permanent, they can last up to six months – depending on the area treated – before repeat treatment is required.

At Hertford Dental Care it takes approximately five to ten minutes to treat one area. This means that you can pop in for quick treatment then get on with the rest of your day. Unlike dermal fillers, which show their effects immediately, it takes between four and seven days for the full effects of Botox treatment to be seen.

This is a great improvement on treatment times with plastic surgery, which was for a long time the only way to combat the premature signs of ageing. Surgery required significant down time for healing to take place, and carried some risks – as does any type of surgery – albeit very small ones when delivered by a professional cosmetic surgeon.

The short treatment times with Botox mean it is an excellent way to prepare for a special occasion.

Dermal fillers and facial aesthetics: how to combat premature signs of ageing

Dermal fillers and other facial aesthetics procedures offer an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery to reduce the appearance of premature lines and wrinkles. Hertford Dental Care offers both dermal fillers and Botox treatments to beat the unwanted signs of ageing, creating results that look both beautiful and natural.

dermal-fillersA dentist is an excellent candidate to provide dermal fillers and facial aesthetics treatments, because they have an extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the head, face, and neck, as well as of the location of facial nerves. The facial aesthetics treatments provided at Hertford Dental Care are carried out by an experienced team who have undergone full accredited training in dermal fillers and Botox.

The differences between Botox and dermal fillers

Whilst Botox treatment involves relaxing tiny facial muscles below the surface to smooth out the skin on top, dermal fillers plump up the skin to create a naturally more youthful appearance. At Hertford Dental Care we use the renowned Juvéderm brand of dermal fillers, which are known for producing excellent results.

As we get older, our skin starts to lose some of its naturally occurring hyaluronic acid and collagen. Dermal fillers work by replacing this with a synthetic alternative.

At Hertford Dental Care our filler treatments are delivered via painless injection, which either incorporate a local anaesthetic into the syringe, or are provided after anaesthetic has been applied directly on to the skin.

Unlike Botox, which takes a few days for results to fully show, with fillers you will see the results immediately. Whilst the results are not permanent, they should last between six and 12 months, depending on the area treated, the injection technique used, and on your skin type. Follow-up procedures at Hertford Dental Care will help to ensure that your skin maintains a naturally youthful, plumped-up appearance.

Among the areas we can treat with dermal fillers at Hertford Dental Care are:

  • Lips
  • Naso-labial lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Cheeks
  • Mouth to chin lines
  • Glabellar lines
  • Forehead lines

It only takes a few minutes for fillers to be administered at our Hertford clinic, and there is no post-treatment down time.

The benefits of Botox for wrinkle reduction

If you have unwanted wrinkles, lines, or folds on your facial skin, Botox can be the perfect treatment. Hertford Dental Care offers a selection of facial aesthetics treatments delivered by highly-skilled and fully-qualified practitioners.

wrinkle-reductionWrinkle reduction is top of many people’s wish lists when they are asked about what they would like to change about their facial skin. At Hertford Dental Care we offer Botox for wrinkle reduction, providing an excellent and non-invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery.

For a long time, plastic surgery was the only real option for rejuvenating the facial skin. There were three issues with this: first, it was very expensive, putting treatment out of reach of many people. Secondly, it came with quite a lot of down time for recovery, which could be uncomfortable and forced you to take time off work. Thirdly, all surgery has risks attached – they are very minimal if you visit a skilled and well-respected cosmetic surgeon, but nevertheless they exist and were enough to put some people off seeking treatment.

The advent of Botox and other facial aesthetics treatments has moved the goal posts. Now it is possible to enjoy the benefits of wrinkle reduction without any down time. Treatment involves the use of a purified form of the botulinum type A toxin, delivered in gel form via pain-free injection here at our Hertford clinic.

On average it takes between five and ten minutes to treat one area of the face with Botox at Hertford Dental Care. This means that you can pop in for treatment on your lunch break and return to work as normal straight afterwards.

Unlike dermal fillers, which have results that are immediately visible, it takes between four and seven days for the full effects of treatment with Botox from Hertford Dental Care to be seen. Whilst this is not a permanent treatment, depending on the area involved the results will last between three and six months before you need to return to our Hertford clinic for a repeat procedure.

At Hertford Dental Care, Botox can be used to treat a number of areas, including:

  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Smoker’s lines

Dermal fillers and facial aesthetics – the perfect complement to cosmetic dental treatment

Dermal fillers provide an excellent choice for wrinkle reduction and plumping up of the skin. At Hertford Dental Care we offer a number of facial aesthetics treatments, designed to combat the premature signs of ageing without the need to go under the surgeon’s knife.

Facial aesthetics – dermal fillers and Botox – have caused something of a revolution in the anti-ageing industry. Not so long ago, the only way to get rid of unwanted lines, wrinkles, and folds, was to have plastic surgery. This was very expensive, which meant it was out of reach for most people. Additionally, albeit that they were very small, all types of surgery comes with risks, which was enough to put some people who could afford it off.

facial-aesthetic-hertfordThanks to the rise and rise of non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments, more people than ever before are able to enjoy the benefits of younger-looking skin.

We use the popular Juvéderm system of dermal fillers at our Hertford clinic. Dermal fillers work by replacing lost hyaluronic acid and/or collagen from beneath the surface of the skin, restoring a natural-looking plumped up and rejuvenated appearance.

Hyaluronic acid is lost from the skin as we get older. Dietary factors such as drinking too much alcohol or not drinking enough water, along with spending too much time in the sun without wearing adequate protection can all play a contributory role, whilst habits such as smoking can cause permanent lines to appear around the lips.

These so called “smoker’s lines” are one of the areas we can treat with dermal fillers or other facial aesthetics procedures at our Hertford clinic.

Unlike other facial aesthetics procedures such as Botox, with dermal fillers the results will be visible instantly. Suitable areas for treatment at our Hertford clinic include:

  • Neck
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Under the eyes
  • Forehead

When you come into Hertford Dental Care for a facial aesthetics consultation, your practitioner will discuss the merits of both dermal fillers and Botox, so that you can choose the most appropriate option to suit your needs.

Whilst results aren’t permanent, they can last six months or more.

Using Botox for wrinkle reduction

Botox is an effective option for wrinkle reduction without needing to have surgery. Hertford Dental Care offers a range of Botox-based treatments, which are provided by fully-trained and qualified medical professionals.

Indeed, if you are looking for Botox, wrinkle reduction, or facial aesthetics of any sort, you should always seek a medically-qualified practitioner, such as a doctor, nurse, or dentist, who has undergone accredited Botox and/or facial aesthetics training.

wrinkle-reductionAt our Hertford clinic we have an experienced team of trained practitioners, who have carried out many successful wrinkle reduction procedures using either Botox, dermal fillers, or a combination of both.

How treatment works

Botox is perhaps the best-known facial aesthetics procedure in the UK. It is primarily used for wrinkle reduction, although it has a range of other uses, from treating pockets under the eyes to helping to lessen the effects of excessive sweating.

Treatment involves the use of a purified form of the botulinum type A toxin, which is delivered as a gel via pain-free tiny injection here at our Hertford clinic. It works by forcing the tiny facial muscles below the surface to relax, which is excellent for wrinkle reduction because it smooths out the skin above, lessening the appearance of unwanted lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Suitable areas for treatment at our Hertford clinic include frown lines (between the eyebrows), crow’s feet (around the eyes), smoker’s lines (around the lips) and forehead lines.

Hertford Botox for wrinkle reduction

The Botox injections at our Hertford clinic are pain-free, and usually take just a few minutes to complete. As a guide, it usually takes between five and ten minutes to treat one area, which means it is possible to pop in for treatment during your lunch break.

Unlike dermal fillers, which have immediately visible results, it takes a few days for the full results of treatment to emerge. Indeed, they can take between four and seven days to fully appear, getting more and more obvious every day.

Botox treatment won’t last forever, but depending on the areas treated, it can be between four and six months before you need to return to our Hertford clinic for repeat treatment.

Using dermal fillers to beat the signs of ageing

Dermal fillers are an excellent way to combat many of the common premature signs of ageing. Hertford Dental Care offers treatment with both dermal fillers and Botox to treat issues such as lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume in the facial skin and/or lips.

dermal-fillers-hertfordWhilst Botox treatment involves relaxing the tiny facial muscles below the surface of the skin, dermal fillers replace lost hyaluronic acid to plump up and rejuvenate your skin’s appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance which we being to lose gradually as we get older.

Factors such as spending a lot of time in the sun without using a high-factor sun protection cream, drinking too much alcohol, or not drinking enough water can all take their toll on the skin. Diller treatment from Hertford Dental Care can successfully reverse all of these problems.

At Hertford Dental Care we use the renowned Juvéderm form of dermal fillers, which uses sterile hyaluronic acid gel made from non-animal sources. These dermal fillers are suitable for treating a number of areas, including:

  • Naso-labial folds
  • Marionette lines around the lips
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Lips

Dermal fillers should always be provided by a suitably trained and qualified medical professional, such as a dentist, nurse, or doctor, to ensure that results look as natural as they do beautiful. At Hertford Dental Care we are highly experienced in delivering facial aesthetics treatments.

Hertford dermal fillers

The Juvéderm dermal fillers used at Hertford Dental Care are delivered by pain-free injection, and usually take just a few minutes to complete. Unlike Botox, the result of treatment with fillers is visible instantly, meaning you can drop in during your lunch hour, have treatment, and walk looking and feeling many years younger.

As with Botox, fillers are not permanent, but depending on the area treated the results should last between six and 12 months before you need to return to our Hertford dental clinic for a repeat procedure.

Local anaesthetic will either be applied to your skin before your injection, or will be ready-included in the syringe, ensuring the procedure is pain-free.