We offer facial aesthetic treatment creating a rejuvenated look that is subtle, natural and elegant.
Dr Richard Coates has been trained at the Dr Bob Khanna Training Institute in Reading to provide Facial Aesthetics treatments. This includes Botox and Dermal Fillers. During his course he has been trained to provide these treatments so that no-one would know that you have had treatment.
But what is Botox?
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. In a purified form, as is the case with many drugs/medications such as Penicillin, Botulinum toxin is a very safe, effective treatment not only used in cosmetic clinics, but also for a number of medical conditions, including migraine and excessive sweating.
All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines (POM) and can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists and nurses with the prescribing qualification, following a face to face assessment and consultation with the qualified prescriber.
Azzalure is a licensed brand of Botulinum toxin A, and this is the agent that we use at Coombe Dental Care.
How does it work?
The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle so that the muscle stays in a resting state for a period of 8 to 12 weeks on average.
We can tailor your treatment so that this is only a partial reduction in movement, or a full block, in which case there is very little remaining muscular movement in the area. Your expected treatment outcomes and whether they can be achieved will be discussed at the time of consultation.
What is it used to treat?
The aim of the treatment is to achieve a rejuvenated look by significantly reducing the movement of the muscles causing expression lines. These are usually the frown lines, crow’s feet (side of the eye) and worry lines on the brow, but there are many potential treatment sites. Successful treatment may not cause the expression lines themselves to disappear completely. We can control the dose to either reduce the movement of the muscles, or ‘completely freeze’ the expression if this is desired.
Other indications include; anti-sweating treatment, horizontal brow lines, lip lines, chin ‘dimpling’, muscles on the lower face and neck, lifting the mouth corners, improving the jaw line and the appearance of the neck. The ‘chewing muscle’ may also be treated to soften a square jaw or to prevent teeth grinding or jaw clenching at night.
How long will it last?
Results tend to last 3-4 months. Movement will begin recovering from 8 weeks. Frequent treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is not recommended. Repeating treatment when movement recovers will deliver optimum results over time. Frequency of treatments may be reduced according to the quality of your skin and your response to treatment. Should you choose not to maintain the results and not have further treatment, your muscles and skin will return to their pre-treatment state.
Does it hurt?
A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not described by most as painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic.
Call 01722 341 291 today to book your consultation with Dr Richard Coates or request a call back here.