The aesthetic restoration we desire would be incomplete if it did not include the face. A beautiful smile is more complete when it is surrounded by glowing and “fresh” skin. For this reason, at our dental center you can complete your aesthetic transformation with skin treatments, such as Βotox® and hyaluronic acid injections. We have many years of experience in facial skin treatments, gained in Great Britain, and we believe that it can harmoniously complete the transformation of your smile.
Botulinum toxin A (known as Βotox®)
This revolutionary method is used for the softening or even elimination of facial wrinkles (forehead, around the eyes – crow’s feet, midbrow, upper lip).
By using a controlled quantity of Botulinum toxin type A, we make a number of small and swift injections in the selected area of the face. The effect appears in 2-14 days.
Hyaluronic acid (injectable)
This is another revolutionary, non-invasive method used for the softening or even elimination of facial wrinkles, as well as for the restoration of the lost shape and volume of the lips. This method can be applied all over the face but it is more popular for the lower third of the face, and especially the nasolabial folds (lines starting at the sides of the nose and extending to the corners of the mouth), the lines around the lips, as well as the contour and the volume of the lips.
What is Botulinum toxin type A?
Botulinum toxin type A is a bacterial toxin that blocks the release of acetylcholine, a substance that is responsible for the transmission of electric pulses and the initiation of muscle contractions. In medicine, Botulinum toxin is directly injected in the active muscle and has been safely and successfully applied for the treatment of strabismus and blepharospasm, since the early ‘80s.
What is its effect?
Over time, the expression muscles in the face can lead to the creation of deep wrinkles, located mostly on the forehead, around the eyes and the area between the eyebrows. The injection of botulinum toxin temporarily paralyzes the muscle responsible for the wrinkle, thus giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant look. The wrinkles become smoother or even disappear.
How long does this effect last?
The initial effect starts becoming apparent after 48-72 hours. Maximum effect is achieved after 1-2 weeks. The effect is gradual and the result appears very natural. The result lasts 4 months on average, and it is necessary to repeat the treatment in order to maintain the effect.
What is hyaluronic acid and what is its effect?
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in our body, and part of it is replaced daily. Over time, the quantity produced by our body is reduced, hence the appearance of wrinkles.
Injectable, non-animal origin hyaluronic acid replaces the lost hyaluronic acid and is placed underneath the wrinkle which it “fills”. Depending on the depth of the wrinkle, the latter is either softened or even disappears entirely, but only temporarily.
How long does this effect last?
Results are apparent straight away, but the final picture appears after 2-3 days, after the elimination of the temporary irritation that might have been caused.
The result lasts 6-12 months, depending on the area of the treatment, the age, the skin type, and the life style of each person.