Facial Aesthetics

Facial Aesthetics can help you look younger!

They say that you’re as young as you feel, but wouldn’t it be nice to look in the mirror and see a face that reflects this? As we get older, nature can sometimes need a helping hand and that’s where non-surgical facial treatments can work wonders. You deserve to look and feel your best and at Richard Miller-White we’re here to help you achieve that in a pain-free manner.

So what are these treatments and how can they help you?

Botulinum Toxin (known as ‘Botox’)

‘Botox’ has been used for over 25 years and is a type of purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is very safe and is injected directly into specifically targeted facial muscles in very tiny amounts. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the facial muscles that have been injected. This makes the muscles less active and therefore softens and smoothes the appearance of persistent lines and wrinkles.

It is particularly effective for treating:

  • Forehead
  • Frown Lines
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Marionette Lines

The effects of Botulinum Toxin often last up to four months, depending on the patient. In most cases patients can see areal difference after one treatment.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are ‘gel-like’ substances that can be safely and painlessly injected into the skin with a very fine needle to smooth out lines and wrinkles. With age, the skin loses its ability to produce hyaluronic acid, which retains water. As a result the skin becomes drier, thinner and less able to restore itself, resulting in wrinkles and folds, making the skin look older.

Dermal fillers rehydrate the skin, lifting it up and smoothing out lines and wrinkles, making the skin look more youthful. They can be used to fill out hollow cheeks, elevate deep folds, improving scars and enhancing the shape of lips. The effects can be seen immediately and can last for up to a year.

At Richard Miller-White we refer our patients interested in facial aesthetic treatments to our colleagues at The Retreat located in Bedfordshire. The team there have a huge amount of experience in facial aesthetics and are led by Andie McLean who has been carrying out these kind of treatments for over 15 years. If you require more information do call us at the practice or visit their website at www.faceadvice.co.uk