Botulinum Toxin is a purified protein temporarily weakens muscles. It has safely and effectively been used in medicine for over 30 years to treat conditions such as strabismus (cross–eye) blepharospasm (lid spasm) and cerebral palsy. It has been used successfully for the cosmetic treatment of facial lines for over 15 years by being administered to the muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed, less tired and stressed and ultimately younger appearance, and the wrinkles become smoother or may disappear altogether.
The initial effects of treatment become visible within 48 to 72 hours, the maximum effect is reached in about 1-2 weeks. Your facial expression will become more relaxed but by no means mask-like. The overall result is very natural.
The effect of Botox generally lasts 3-4 months, depending on the patient. The longer one has been having Botox administered the longer the effect lasts. If you decide to stop treatment, any permanent lines and wrinkles will gradually return.
Dermal fillers are used to plump up the skin, refine facial contours, smooth wrinkles and furrows and enhance and define lips. The result of treatment leaves your skin looking younger and healthier, whilst still maintaining a natural look. It is particularly effective for very deep wrinkle lines.
The fillers are made from a substance called hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance that already exists in the human body, and of which we have an abundance in our youth. It attracts water, resulting in plumpness and hydration of our skin. As its presence diminishes with age facial lines folds and wrinkles appear.
Hyaluronic acid is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. It is broken down and eliminated by the body through natural processes.
Prior to any dermal filler treatment a mild anaesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area for your comfort. Local anaesthetic is also used when necessary.
Results can vary according to a person’s age, genetic background, skin quality, lifestyle and aftercare. In general it normally lasts for an average of 4 – 6 months.
Dr Justina Torrado. (B.D.S)
Dr Justina Torrado. (B.D.S) graduated as a dentist in 2001, and has been carrying out non surgical facial rejuvenation treatments (anti wrinkle toxins & Dermal Fillers) since 2007. She is an advanced facial aesthetics practitioner and extremely experienced injector. Her areas of special interest are facial sculpting and non surgical facelifts.
Dr Justina assesses each individual as their concerns and facial features are unique and need to be treated accordingly. She is very much of the philosophy less is more – always going for a very natural look which her patients love and appreciate. Extremely passionate about all she does, Dr Justina finds the dental and facial transformations that can be achieved in patients of all ages very rewarding. Patients find her unique, friendly and honest approach very refreshing. She has a strong history of loyal patients which reflects her excellent results and standard of care.
Dr Justina is registered with the GDC and a member of the BDA.