Are you looking for a way to turn back time and have a fresher looking face for the New Year? If you look in the mirror and dislike the lines and wrinkles that you see staring back, there is a solution! Facial aesthetics is one technique which can be used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the forehead, i.e. frown lines and at the corners of eyes, i.e. crow’s feet.

Using the botulinum toxin A, these lines can be temporarily smoothed out, which can dramatically improve the appearance of severe frown lines. The procedure works by using a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium that reduces muscle activity which causes frown lines to form between the brows.

A small amount of the purified toxin is injected into the wrinkles and within 2-3 days the muscles that produce frown lines won’t be able to contract as they lose this ability. Over the next 2 weeks after treatment, you’ll find it increasingly difficult to frown or see lines when you smile. The muscles start returning to normal after about 3-4 months, so a top-up treatment may be required after this time. We recommend topping up when the early signs of the muscle activity returns as soon as possible to maintain a smooth line free face and avoid any noticeable facial changes. This keeps the result discreet and appearance natural.

The botulinum toxin has been known to treat wrinkles around the eyes, lines on the forehead and frown as well as the neck area. It works by blocking any transmission of the nerve impulses which go to the muscles.

At the Parrock Dental and Implant Centre, dentist in Kent offer facial aesthetic techniques alongside our dentistry services to enhance your smile. The analogy worth visualising is that the teeth act like the picture and the face is the frame and together in harmony gives a beautiful appearance and smile.  Our lead dentist Dr Rik Trivedi is highly experienced in facial aesthetics, being a member of the Association of facial Aesthetics and having provided this procedure to many happy patients who were satisfied with the results.

If you live around Kent and want to smooth out your lines and wrinkles to create a new you this year, please call us on 01474 537 191 to book an appointment. The opening hours for our practice are Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.