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Advanced oral health centre {my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby NHS & Private dentist in Liverpool, L37 3PF

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Address: 52 Old Mill Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PF.

Opening times

09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

01704 871270

About {my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby

Welcome to {my}dentist Formby, set just a short distance from both Formby village and the breath taking coastline, we provide dental care to the people of Formby and the surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of treatments both NHS and private. These range from dental implants, endodontics, periodontics and orthodontics to creating bespoke smile makeovers with contemporary composite materials. We have the latest technology with the use of 3D digital planning, using our CBT scanners and intra oral scanners which demonstrates your dream smile makeover prior to commencing treatment. With our practice having a recent extensive makeover you can expect to be treated in comfortable surroundings with both of our Treatment Co-ordinators Amy and Vikki at your service to discuss treatment plans and finance options. The nearest train station to the practice is Freshfield Station which is a ten minute walk away, we are also accessible by bus via Church Road and there is limited parking on site and on the road. Why not get in touch today using the details at the top of this page or alternatively you can call our reception team who will be happy to assist you.

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{my}options is unique to mydentist. Whether you want a check-up, an urgent appointment, treatment or even a complete smile makeover, you can get the smile you have always dreamed of at a price you can afford. With a range of early morning, evening and weekend appointments you can be seen at a time that suits you. With {my}options, you’ll have priority appointments when you need them most, and no long waiting lists.

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  • Ceramic Crown

    From£557.00

  • Dentures

    Upper & Lower From£595.00 Upper Or Lower From£495.00

  • Exams

    From£58.00

  • Extraction

    Routine From£82.00 Surgical From£160.00

  • Facial aesthetics

    From£200.00

  • Fillings-Silver

    From£79.00

  • Fillings-White

    Large From£140.00 Medium From£97.00 Small From£82.00

  • Hygiene Appointment

    20 Minutes From£48.00 30 Minutes From£72.00

  • Implant

    From£2400.00

  • Invisalign

    From£2800.00

  • Porcelain Bonded Crown

    From£446.00

  • Porcelain Jacket Crown

    From£446.00

  • Quick straight teeth

    From£2300.00

  • Root Canal Treatment

    Incisor/Canine From£400.00 Molar From£600.00 Pre-molar From£500.00

  • Six Month Smiles

    From£2300.00

  • Teeth Whitening (take home)

    From£199.00

  • Veneers

    From£400.00

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    Large From£24.00 Small From£12.00

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    From£399.00

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Meet the team at {my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Amanda Dorlin Qualified from: BDS,BSc United Kingdom, 1986 GDC No: 66051
    Amanda graduated from Liverpool University Hospital Dental School in 1990, following her BSc in Biology which she achieved in 1986 from King’s College London. She joined the {my}dentist Old Mill Lane practice in 1991 and has been providing general dental care for her loyal Formby patients through her whole career. Amanda is a great believer in a preventative dental approach and aims to help patients empower themselves to maintain a healthy mouth. She also understands the significance of a beautiful and healthy smile, and the impact this has on how we feel about ourselves. Providing a wide range of NHS and private treatments, Amanda also has a keen interest in hypnosis and draws on these techniques to help patients feel at ease. Outside of work Amanda enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as travel and music. She has organised several concerts in aid of Queenscourt Hospice. She has two lovely daughters, the youngest of which is a talented musician, and Amanda spends much of her spare time as a tour manger and roadie.
  • Dr.Christopher Mark Allen Qualified from: BDS Lpool, United Kingdom, 1989 GDC No: 64726
    After completing his vocational training year in Leicester in 1990, Chris moved back to the North West and worked in Ainsdale from 1990-2001. Chris joined Old Mill Lane Dental Practice at Formby in 2001, during this time he has spent twenty years in the local dental committee. His special interests in the dental field include facial aesthetics, restoring dental implants and Invisalign Go (teeth straightening). Outside of dentistry Chris plays golf and tennis and enjoys archery, gym sessions and Krav Maga. His main interest is ruby, being a lifelong supporter of Leicester Tigers and more recently also playing for Southport RUFC and Waterloo. He was a coach for ten years but now spends most Saturdays in spectators role having played his final game 18 months ago with his three sons.
  • Dr.Eduards Ribakovs Qualified from: Riga Stradins University Latvia, 2005 GDC No: 167866
    Eduards Ribakovs joined the Old Mill Lane team in 2016. He graduated at the Latvian Medical Academy with his dentist degree in 2005 and has worked in the UK since 2009 providing both NHS and private dental treatments. He has improved his skills and knowledge in Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry attending a two year long course run by the head of British Academy of restorative dentistry Paul Tipton and has won an award as Best Dentist of the year in the practical restorative course. Eduards is interested in social and general psychology which helps him in his daily practice to keep patients calm and comfortable. In his spare time he likes to travel and explore the world, getting to know new cultures, traditions and exiting places.
  • Dr.Jaafar Jassm Qualified from: Leeds United Kingdom, 2014 GDC No: 251962
    Jaafar qualified from Leeds Dental School in 2014.His love of dentistry has fuelled his interest in the latest materials, techniques and procedures. He is continuously developing his skills and knowledge to ensure he can offer his patients a variety of treatment options to suit their needs and budget. The post graduate training he has undertaken enables him to offer his patients,Cosmetic Orthodontics using the full Invisalign system , Private Dentures , fillings ,crowns ,veneers and Cerezen (for teeth grinding). Jaafar understands that each patient is an individual with different needs and expectations. He takes time to listen to their needs and discuss the different treatment options available to them. Jaafar has a gentle, calming and reassuring manner, making sure patients are fully aware of what happens each stage of treatment and answers any questions they may have. Outside of work Jaafar loves to play, watch and talk football.
  • Dr.Jennifer Mary Griffith Qualified from: BDS Newcastle, United Kingdom, 2017 GDC No: 271361
    Jen graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 2017, and joined the Formby team in September 2018. She has experience with both NHS and private treatment plans, and has also completed volunteer work in Vietnam, working with orphanages to improve oral health and awareness. Jen is a firm believer in patients receiving, and understanding, all treatment options so that a clear, informed treatment plan can be designed. She also understands that healthy teeth and gums can greatly impact a patient’s overall wellbeing, so is particularly passionate about a preventative and holistic approach to dental care. Jen is committed to developing her undergraduate skills even further, having recently qualified in the Invisalign Go system to realign teeth. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys yoga, socialising with friends and family and travelling. She has competed in Irish dancing to a high level, and was the President of the Irish Dance Society during her time at university.
  • Dr.John Carr Mason Qualified from: BChD Leeds, United Kingdom, 1986 GDC No: 61803
    John Mason started at the practice in 1987, and has been committed to providing the highest standards of care. John is passionate about patient care and has attended many postgraduate courses to improve his clinical skills. He is very interested in Implant restorative treatment and works closely with our in-house Implant surgeon.John provides Invisalign clear removable braces to correct crowding and improve the appearance of crooked teeth.He is also interested in tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding. John has lived in Formby for many years and is married with two beautiful grown up daughters. Outside of work he enjoys golf (badly) running (slowly), hiking in the lake district, skiing and yoga.
  • Dr.Krishan Varma (Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: BDS Manc 2007 England, 2007 GDC No: 113646
    Dr Varma is an experienced implantologist who visits several clinics across the country to provide implant treatment. He qualified from Manchester University in 2007 and since then he has been dedicated to providing the highest standards of care to his patients. In 2009-2011 he completed three year-long training programmes in restorative and implant dentistry in Manchester with restorative specialist Dr Paul Tipton, and was also awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons. He then continued with a further degree in Dental Implantology at the University of Central Lancashire, leading to the award of Master of Science with Merit in 2014. He is an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), The International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD).
  • Dr.Mustafa Alkhaddar Qualified from: BChD Leeds United Kingdom, 2015 GDC No: 259914
    Mustafa is dually qualified, having received a BSc in Pharmacology as well as a BChD in Dentistry. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is always keen on progressing further with new techniques and treatments. He is an easy going individual and believes in building a good rapport with all patients. He has undergone training in the Invisalign Go system which can correct crowded teeth, as well as attending various courses in improving patient smiles. He is also keen in implant restorations and has undertaken further training in restoring implants. Outside of dentistry, Mustafa enjoys watching and playing football and spending time with family and friends.
  • Dr.Natalie Ball Qualified from: BDS Manchester, United Kingdom, 2013 GDC No: 244127
    Dr Natalie graduated from The University of Manchester in 2013. Dr Natalie then went on to pass her exams becoming a member of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) whilst completing two years of surgical training in multiple Maxillofacial Units across the North West. She has since completed a PgCert in Clinical Teaching and Learning and is the director of her own facial aesthetic company “The Liverpool Aesthetic Company”. Not only does Dr Natalie have an invested interest in minimally invasive dentistry offering smile makeovers using techniques which do not damage the dentition such as Invisalign and composite veneers, she can also provide a full array of facial rejuvenation including non surgical nose procedures, cheek and jaw augmentation and anti-wrinkle treatments. She teaches for a company in Manchester, training fellow professionals in all aspects of facial aesthetics. Dr Natalie has been practising facial aesthetics for several years which ties in well with her passion for cosmetic dentistry. She has been chosen to participate in The Invisalign Aesthetic Excellence Programme which will expand her orthodontic and aesthetic dentistry skills. Dr Natalie is also due to undertake an A-Z course in Restorative Dentistry to expand her skills further.
  • Dr.Paul Volynchook Qualified from: BDS Lpool, United Kingdom, 1979 GDC No: 53672
    Paul qualified at Liverpool University Dental Hospital in 1979 and joined the Formby Practice in 1980. He has dedicated his entire busy career here, providing general care for his many loyal patients. Paul offers a wide range of both NHS and private dentistry including tooth whitening, cosmetic dentistry and the restoration of dental implants. He has served as an elected member on Sefton Local Dental Committee representing his local colleagues since 1988 and has held the voluntary position of Treasurer for over twenty years. Paul is a keen football fan. He enjoys walking, running and as many holidays as he can fit in around his work.
  • Dr.Stamatios Kioufis Qualified from: University of Athens Greece, 2007 GDC No: 207305
    Dr Kioufis qualified form the University of Athens in 2007. Before relocating in the UK he worked in various private practices providing general dentistry with a focus on Periodontics and Operative Dentistry. The last 6 years he has worked both in the South and North West of England in NHS and private practices covering all aspects of General Dentistry. His postgraduate training was completed in 2017 where he obtained a Diplomate status in clinical periodontics from the University Of Central Lancashire. Currently he splits his time between general practice and a referral practice in periodontics. The next step in his career is further training in Implant dentistry and how to manage periodontal disease around Implants. He is an active member of the Hellenic Society of Periodontics and the European Federation of Periodontology. In his spare time he likes spending time with his family and playing table tennis.
  • Miss.Amy Jones (Treatment co-ordinator) Qualified from: Dental Nurse UK, 2012 GDC No: 226528
    Amy started at the practice in 2006 as a trainee Nurse then qualified in 2009 with a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. In recent years she has worked alongside our Implant surgeon in the practice to train as an Implant Nurse which includes attending many courses. In 2017 she took the position of Treatment Coordinator at the practice combining her passion of dentistry with her enthusiasm of customer service. She works closely with all the clinicians at the practice, dealing with their patients and educating them about the different treatments we offer. Amy works at the practice Monday to Friday and provides free consultations to any patients interested in private treatment. She is the point of contact at every step and loves following patients through the journey to their perfect smile! In Amy’s spare time she loves spending time with her family walking her dog Keeping activate with yoga.
  • Mr.Aristomenis Moumtzis Qualified from: Ovidius University, Constantza, Romania Romania, 2001 GDC No: 172897
    Aris graduated from Ovidius University in 2001. After working some years in Greece in a private practice he decided to move to England in 2009 to pursue a postgraduate degree. Until 2012 he worked at a mixed NHS and private clinic in Essex. He was then accepted in Manchester University for a Master Degree in Endodontics. Aris joined IDH/{my}dentist as soon as he graduated from his MSc and embarked on a journey to set up a referral network for endodontic treatment with amazing support of his colleagues and practice manager. He is also sharing his knowledge at Manchester University Dental Hospital as a Clinical Fellow in the postgraduate programme of Endodontics. Aris says “I do what I enjoy, root canal treatments and everything related to them.”
  • Dr.Stephen Deboo Qualified from: BDS Ncle, United Kingdom, 2003 GDC No: 81839
  • Ms.Karen Victoria Weaver Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 1982 GDC No: 2382
  • Mrs.Penny Jackson (Therapist) Qualified from: Hygiene theraphy Newcastle , United Kingdom , 2002 GDC No: 6151

Dental professionals must be registered with the GDC and meet high standards. Find us on the register: www.gdc-uk.org

Dental implants at {my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby

  • Do you find it difficult to eat your favourite foods, enjoy a juicy steak or bite an apple?
  • Are you embarrassed to smile, or do you suffer from confidence issues because of missing, broken or loose teeth?
  • Are your dentures loose and do you worry about them falling out?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, dental implants could be right for you. Here at {my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby our experienced dental implant surgeons can help you regain confidence in your smile with a permanent solution for any number of missing teeth.

What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a fixed solution for missing teeth that are the closest possible replacement for natural teeth. They involve one or more titanium screws being inserted into your jawbone to mimic a natural tooth root. Dental crowns are securely attached to these to fill the gaps in your mouth. Because dental implants are securely anchored in your jaw you’ll have the confidence to comfortably eat whatever you like.

The main benefits of dental implants:

  • Replace loose-fitting dentures
  • Maintain bone structure after tooth loss
  • Improve the appearance of your smile
  • Boost your confidence
  • Function and feel just like natural teeth
  • Improve chewing and speaking
  • Long term solution
  • High success rate

Dental implants are a well-established treatment for replacing missing teeth. As they are inserted directly into your jawbone they help prevent bone loss or movement of your remaining teeth, helping to maintain the structure of your face.

From £49.97 per month*

How much do implants cost?

At {my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby implants start from just £49.97 per month* with affordable finance**, but your Treatment Co-Ordinator and Dental Implant surgeon will give you a full quote before the treatment commences based on your personal circumstances. We also offer flexible payment options and affordable finance**.

Why choose {my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby

At {my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby our experienced dental implant surgeons use the latest technology to make your dental implant journey as comfortable and convenient as possible in our safe, state of the art practice.

Intraoral scanner
The intraoral scanner replaces the need for taking messy impressions. Your clinician will use the scanner to create a highly accurate, 3D digital model of your mouth that aids the lab in creating surgical guides as well as crowns and bridges that exactly match the colour and shape of your original teeth.

CBCT Scanner
In many cases, implant patients will be required to have a CBCT scan to provide the dentist with vital information such as bone density and location of nerves and sinuses, and to help guide the placement of new implants. {my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby has an in-practice CBCT machine, meaning that our patients have no need to travel elsewhere for their scans.

Your Treatment Co-ordinator

All dental implant patients are supported by a dedicated treatment co-ordinator, starting with your initial consultation. They will help you understand each stage of the implant process, what to expect, and discuss the various finance options available.

If you are interested in finding out more about implants, you can book a free consultation with one of our friendly Treatment Co-ordinators for a no obligation conversation about your options and to see if implants are the right choice for you.

Call us on 01704 871270 to find out more

  • Consultation Your initial consultation will be with either our Implant Surgeon or Treatment Coordinator (TCO), who can discuss the different types of implants, single or multiple depending on your need. Following this there may be a need for a more clinical focused consultation.

  • Diagnostic Scans We will carry out a number of digital scans, to build a digital 3D model of your mouth so we can get a clear picture of the area we will place the implant, and a more detailed X-ray using a Cone Beam Computer Tomography scanner so that our Implant surgeon can assess the state of the bone below the gum to get a really clear picture of your treatment need.

  • Treatment Plan Once our experienced implant surgeon has assessed all of you scans they will explain the nature of your treatment, the stages involved and costs. We offer flexible payment options to make implants even more affordable.

  • Commence Treatment Once you are happy we will begin treatment. The length and numbers of appointments will vary depending on the complexity of your particular need, but your Implant Surgeon will have detailed all of this in your treatment plan.

  • Implant Placed Once the implant(s) are placed it may be necessary it might be necessary to allow time for healing before attaching the replacement teeth. Once we are happy the implant has healed we will arrange a series of appointments to fabricate the replacement teeth.

  • Aftercare Your Implant Surgeon will advise you about looking after your implant and may well give you some painkillers to help with the pain over the days after your surgery as well as detailed advice about cleaning the implants and the teeth attached to them.

Your dental implant surgeons

  • Dr.Krishan Varma (Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: BDS Manc 2007 England, 2007 GDC No: 113646
    Dr Varma is an experienced implantologist who visits several clinics across the country to provide implant treatment. He qualified from Manchester University in 2007 and since then he has been dedicated to providing the highest standards of care to his patients. In 2009-2011 he completed three year-long training programmes in restorative and implant dentistry in Manchester with restorative specialist Dr Paul Tipton, and was also awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons. He then continued with a further degree in Dental Implantology at the University of Central Lancashire, leading to the award of Master of Science with Merit in 2014. He is an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), The International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD).

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**Representative Example: Cash price £1990, total amount of credit £408.56, annual rate of interest 5.13% fixed, 48 month agreement with monthly repayments of £49.97 per month, representative 9.90% APR, total amount repayable £2398.56. Whitecross Dental Care Limited (Registered Office is at: Europa House, Europa Trading Estate, Stoneclough Road, Kearsley, Manchester, M26 1GG Whose Registered No is: 0244415) acts as a credit broker and offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank trading as V12 Retail Finance. Whitecross Dental Care Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our registration number is 674183. Credit provided subject to age and status.

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Facial Aesthetics

{my}dentist, Old Mill Lane, Formby offers a wide range of facial aesthetic treatments so you can really love the skin your in. All of our consultations offer a FREE skin analysis to help accurately diagnose any skin conditions beneath the skin and create treatment progams designed specifically for you.

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Many skin conditions that surface in time originate from the deeper skin layers and are difficult to diagnose with the human eye. The Observ exposes those conditions by using a patented skin fluorescence and polarized light illumination technology.

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Chemical peel

Alpha hydroxyl acids are commonly used for superficial chemical peels. Glycolic acid is one of our most popular treatments and takes 20 minutes to complete. Skin will feel immediately fresh and hydrated after a treatment.

Superficial chemical peels can be used on all skin colours - they are gentle enough to minimise pigmentation post procedure complications.

Summery of treatment

  • Procedure time
    20 minutes
  • Downtime
    Minimal downtime
  • Duration
    4 weeks
  • Anaesthetic
    None required

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Acid exfolitation removes superficial dead cells, promotes rejuvenation and stimulates collagen in the dermis. This is all scientifically proven and effective to promote skin health.

Skin issues that peels can treat are:

  • Acne
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae (shaving bumps)
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Dull skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pores and blackheads

Procedure

During the treatment the skin will be thoroughly cleansed and prepped to allow optimal penetration of the acid. Protective barrier cream is placed around highly sensitive areas like the lips and eye region. The acid is brushed onto the face for up to 5 minutes.

The acid is neutralised thoroughly and cooling towels placed on the face. Hydrating PHA cream and vitamin-enriched serum is massaged into the skin, with a final SPF cream for protection. There is a risk of redness and irritation, but redness and tingling will usually subside after 1-2 hours. Most people will be able to walk out of the clinic fresh faced without any signs of treatment. If stronger acid peels are used there may be more sustained side effects.

Advice

Patients are advised to avoid shaving 24 hours after the procedure and avoid the gym and sauna for 48 hours.

Specific skincare products will be advised. If you use these in conjunction with your chemical peels you will see enhanced results.

Chemical peels improve skin health and using these in combination with facial aesthetic treatments will give you natural optimal results.

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Mesotherapy

 

Mesotherapy involves puncturing the skin lightly with microinjections whilst adding a skin boosting product.The technique of administration varies however, the technique focuses on the superficial layers of the skin with minimal bruising and bleeding. The action of the minor trauma of the skin allows for cell signalling, this causes a cascade of cellular stimulation which helps in skin rejuvenation. The fibroblasts cells which produce collagen infiltrate the areas which cause the renewal of collagen in the area.

Benefits of mesotherapy:

  • Reduced Pigmentation
  • Reduced pore size and amount
  • Plumping of the skin
  • Reduced fine lines
  • Improved skin texture
  • Reduced acne scarring
  • Improvement in scar texture
  • More even smooth skin

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Dermal fillers

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body. It attracts and binds water to the skin. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, therefore maintaining smoothness, hydration and volume providing an overall moisturising and plumping effect.

Summery of treatment

  • Procedure time
    45 minutes
  • Downtime
    1-2 days of swelling
  • Duration
    6-9 months
  • Anaesthetic
    Topical anaesthetic cream

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CHEEKS • TEAR TROUGHS • LIPS • CHIN • JAW • NOSE

As your facial contour changes with collagen , elastin and bone depletion, natural hyaluronic acid can be injected into the areas of deficiency.

This process happens with age and dermal fillers can not only replace lost volume but can also stimulate the production of collagen improving the quality of your skin over time. The procedure requires an intimate knowledge of facial anatomy and location of blood vessels but also an artistic hand to create a beautiful natural shape.

The type of filler used is a temporary product, they differ in viscosity and can stay in the skin from 3-12 months depending on the appropriate product chosen. Belotero and Juvederm are popular products and create a smooth homogenous effect when injected.

It is important to note that dermal fillers can be used for lips, cheeks, tear troughs, jaw-line, chin, nose augmentation and cheeks and when used in combination with other skin treatments can give the optimal results.

Technique

Blunt ended cannula technique is used for dermal filler placement in most cases. Experienced practitioners use this advanced technique to inject the filler comfortably without the risk of bleeding, pain and also reduces the risk of excessive swelling. There are fewer puncture sites and minimal downtime. An invaluable benefit of this procedure is the significantly reduced risk of damage to any surrounding vessels, nerves and vital structures as the cannula is blunt and bends.

Safety

Emergency drugs are available at all the clinics, also products used to reverse the action of filler. A risk of using filler is occluding blood vessels, it is imperative that the practitioner understands this.

Hyperhidrosis

This is a safe and effective way of treating excessive sweating under the armpits. A muscle relaxing toxin can be administered into the hair follicle region of the arm pit.

Summery of treatment

  • Procedure time
    Less than 20 minutes
  • Downtime
    Minimal downtime. Avoid exercise for 24 hours
  • Duration
    Up to 6 months
  • Anaesthetic
    None required

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Hyperhydrosis targets the areas which stimulate sweat production. There are minimal adverse effect as the injections are very superficial and not near any major vessels or other anatomy. The procedure is very effective in reducing perspiration for up to 6 months. Other areas of the body with excess sweat can also be targeted and treated in the same way.

Lip enhancements

Lip enhancement and augmentation are one of the most popular treatments within facial aesthetics. The lips are the focal point of the face. They are sensual and attractive and can make people look more youthful.

Summery of treatment

  • Procedure time
    Less than 40 minutes
  • Downtime
    Swelling for 2-3 days
  • Duration
    6-9 months
  • Anaesthetic
    Topical anaesthetic or local anaesthetic injections

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We can re-shape and contour lips using dermal fillers made of Hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the body.

We can create fuller upper lips for a more voluptuous smile, remove fine lines from around the mouth, enhance the shape and definition of the lips, create a more prominent cupids bow, even out unsymmetrical lips and improve the profile of the face.

Lip injections with fillers is an art form, an eye for what is beautiful and natural is essential. With delicate instrumentation, lip filler injections can be painless, especially with the aid of local anaesthetic and instruments such as the Midas Touch which reduces pain. Advanced injectors of dermal filler use a cannula technique to administer fillers. This means a small port hole is created near the lip and a blunt ended cannula is used to place dermal filler into the lip. There are significant benefits to this rather than using a sharp needle. Bleeding and bruising are significantly reduced, vessels, nerves and vital structures are protected. Using this cannula technique lip fillers can be done with minimal downtime and very little signs they have taken place.

Toxin injections

Botulinum type A toxin is a purified protein used to temporarily reduce the contraction of muscles causing the overlying skin to wrinkle. The most common area to use this treatment is the upper face region; frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet around the eyes.

Summery of treatment

  • Procedure time
    Less than 20 minutes
  • Downtime
    Less than 30 minutes and usually none
  • Duration
    3-5 months
  • Anaesthetic
    None required

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Many patients request this treatment when frown lines become noticeable. The area treated in between the eyebrows is called the glabella. If lightly treated we can create a very natural look, where no-one can notice that treatment has been carried out. The frown line does not get a chance to embed further and over time it can become less obvious. If requested, there can still be natural movement of the face and eyebrows so you look expressive and natural. Crows feet can be treated delicately around the eye region. The lines can be smoothed out well and in some instances where dark circles and lines are below the eye, these can be softened. If eye bags are established, fluid filled toxin injections will not be effective. Smoothing the crows feet too much can make the eye bags look more noticable. At the consultation this will be ascertained.

The forehead muscle can be very active in some people. Lines are effectively softened in this area, it is important however to ensure the correct dosage and balance of toxin is used so we do not get a brow drop, where there is heaviness of the brow or drooping.

With expert knowledge and a precise eye this is preventable in many cases.

The specific placement of toxin injectables in the forehead allows for brows to be lifted to create an arch form, or raise them to open the eye. This is more often known as a brow lift. We can also correct asymmetry where eyebrows are in different positions.

Treatments can be tailored for patients who want a more natural look. This is common for patients who are unsure about having invasive treatments. As these toxin injections are prescription medications and used in expert hands, patients should feel confident in the knowledge they are in the best and safest care possible.

How Does it Work?

The toxin works by blocking the transmission of chemical messengers from the nerve to the muscle. This can be a mild, moderate or severe reduction in movement depending on the individual requirements.

Does it hurt?

A very fine needle is used and this treatment does not require any local anaesthetic. Many clients find it as tolerable as waxing or threading. Patients that are concerned with pain or needles may opt for using a topical anaesthetic cream before the procedure.

Before Treatment

This treatment is not to be undertaken by pregnant or breast feeding women, any person taking anti-coagulatant therapy or sufferers of certain neuromuscular conditons.

Before treatment avoid medication which may increase risk of bruising and limit alcohol intake.

After Treatment

You will be advised to keep the targeted or affected muscles active for an hour and to avoid heat or cold temperatures, vigorous exercise, lying down or leaning over for 4-6 hours. The day after treatment, expression should be kept to a minimum and facial treatments should be avoided for 2 weeks.

After treatment it is expected that you will start to see improvement within 2 or 3 days. For some people it may take longer. The full results may be judged at 2-3 weeks. You will be invited to attend a review appointment at 2-3 weeks where the success of the treatment may be assessed and adjusted to your personal treatment plan if necessary.

How long will it last?

Results tend to last 3-5 months. Movement will begin recovering after 8 weeks, frequent treatment intervals of less than 3 months are not recommended. Repeating treatments when movement recovers will deliver optimum results over time.

Preventative Toxin Injections

Use of toxin injections in patients with minimal lines can be beneficial. Using tiny doses of toxin can subtly soften developing lines and wrinkles giving the skin a healthy, radiant look.

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Mens skin

Texture and Thickness. Men have thicker, tougher skin caused by testosterone production. This is approximately 25% thicker than women’s. The thicker skin can make the wrinkles under the eyes look more pronounced.

The skin also has a rougher texture, however the androgens cause the skin to be more resistant to ageing. Facial hair which if shaved regularly can cause the skin to be sensitive and can often suffer from shaving bumps.

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Hydration

Men have larger pores, increased sweat and lactic production than women. Increased sebum production after puberty accounts for longer lasting acne compared to women. Larger pores and increased sebum production allows for more congestion and blackheads. The increased amount of sweat produced and larger pores mean they are prone to bacterial infection and acne. Men do have more hydrated skin, probably due to the natural humectant effect of sebum and lactic acid.

Sweat production is more excessive in men and this can be localised to under the arm, in the armpit region.

Collagen and sun damage

Men have higher collagen density than women. This essentially means men look younger than women over time. What has been observed by experts is men on the whole do not protect their skin from sun damage. This UV damage negates the benefit of increased collagen.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 03 December 2019