Skin & Beauty Treatments
A desire to looking younger is not just about vanity. When we feel good about ourselves it can improve our self-confidence and self-esteem, and affect how others react towards us.
Repeated facial expressions cause wrinkles and lines to form on the face. When we are younger these lines are not permanent and are only present while we are making the facial expression. But a particular facial expression which is repeated consistently throughout the day can cause lines that are permanently present. These permanent lines can make the face look harsher or angered in expression even at rest.
Muscle relaxing treatments with Botulinum toxin (Botox) and or Dermal fillers, can help to provide you with a more youthful appearance, making you feel more confident. The muscle relaxing treatment is used for relaxing the muscles that are making the undesired facial expression like frowning or scrunching up the corners of the eyes when smiling. Dermal fillers are used for the lines that are present at rest. The overall effects are amazing with the lines that age you erased or softened within a few days.
We offer three of the key enhancements within non-surgical cosmetic procedures:
- Facial muscle relaxants (Botox treatments) - for fine lines and wrinkles
- Dermal fillers - for deeper lines and to smooth skin damage
- Lip enhancements - to complement your smile.
The treatments are carried out here are in a warm and welcoming environment with experienced practitioners and friendly qualified nursing support.
To book your dermal fillers, lip enhancements or botox in Bedford treatment, call us today or use the contact form below.
Forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, chin dimples, a down-turned mouth or bunny lines on the nose – all can be treated and prevented from becoming worse with Azzulure, perhaps better known by its US name of Botox®.
What is Azzulure?
Azzulure is a type of Botulinum Toxin A that can be injected beneath the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that are associated with ageing due to facial muscle movements. Azzulure is fast becoming the treatment of choice for many patients that have previously had botox treatment. It is available in a wide range of clinics throughout the UK. Many people have tried Azzulure and found it to significantly reduce the signs of ageing.
Azzulure numbs the muscles beneath the skin, which not only smooths out the appearance of the skin, it also stops the muscles from moving and therefore the wrinkles from getting worse. Importantly, however, it does not affect your normal facial movement or expressions. It starts to become active within a couple of days of injection.
Is Azzulure Safe?
Azzulure is considered a safe treatment. However, there are some known risks to having any type of Botulinum Toxin A injections. Patients are advised to have treatment from a qualified doctor who is also fully informed of other medications you may be taking at the time of treatment. The product should be avoided if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How Long will Effects Last?
Treatments can take 20-30 minutes to complete. Azzulure injections can show effects within twenty-four hours but usually takes up to two weeks for maximum effect. The treatment has the potential to last about three months initially but can last much longer in a regular patient.
What happens if we do not continue with the injections?
If you cannot repeat treatments it does not matter. You will have benefitted from the treatment while you were experiencing it and it will have delayed the ageing process for that time.
Small aesthetic changes can sometimes produce dramatic results and nowhere is this truer than with facial contouring. If your facial shape is imbalanced, or age or illness have taken a heavy toll on your facial muscles, a Dermal Filler like Juvéderm® or Restylane® can rejuvenate your looks and provide a temporary beauty lift without surgery. It is similar to the Dermal Filler used for the lips except in a form more suitable for larger areas so it can smooth out deep folds and wrinkles to give you a more balanced, more youthful-looking appearance.
What are Dermal Fillers?
The range of Dermal fillers we use have formulations to treat everything from fine lines to deep folds and wrinkles. Dermal Fillers consist of hyaluronic acid which is smooth and naturally occurring in your skin. During the treatment, your physician will inject the gel under your skin using a fine needle. The gel will then fill facial lines and wrinkles or add subtle volume.
Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid, which is an ingredient often found in facial moisturisers. When injected, it mimics the lifting of your skin by making it naturally hydrated and elastic. Replacing the loss of hyaluronic acid in your skin with dermal fillers can provide results that last up to 9 months.
If you have thin lips or excessive lines around your mouth, a dermal filler such as Juvéderm® or Restylane® can enhance your lips and improve your smile in as little as one hour.
Dermal treatments can help revitalise, lift or define areas of your face, and is used by medical practitioners around the world.
What are dermal fillers?
Composed of a gel made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body, Dermal fillers are injected with a very fine needle into the lips or small lines around the mouth. They bind to water within the skin giving volume to the lips and smoothing away fine lines. As the body gradually absorbs the dermal filler over time, treatments will need to be topped-up every six to nine months.
St Peter's Studio Dental Clinic
28 St Peter's Street, Bedford,
Bedfordshire, MK40 2NN
T: 01234 261 881
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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
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