Dermal filler treatment is a cosmetic procedure that plumps up facial lines and wrinkles to make the skin look more youthful. Fillers usually consist of sterile hyaluronic acid gels made from non-animal sources. As we age, the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid is lost, giving rise to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and folds. Fillers are also used for lip enhancement and for shaping facial, hand and neck contours.
If you want to reduce the lines on your face without having to resort to surgical procedures, the good news is that facial rejuvenation techniques can soften wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. The benefit of having this treatment done by dentists is that they have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the facial anatomy and can perform this delicate work in a precise and safe manner. Our practice uses the botulinum toxin type A for this treatment, an injectable aesthetic solution.
As this is not a permanent treatment, the effects will wear off over time. It is therefore possible for the procedure to be repeated every 3 months for effective results.
PRGF stands for Plasma Rich in Growth Factors. It is an advanced biotechnological therapy that uses a patient’s own blood to encourage both healing and tissue regrowth after dental procedures such as tooth extraction, and was developed by the BTI Biotechnology Institute.
PRGF treatment is also an excellent option for patients who want to have dental implants but who currently lack the bone density to support those implants. It is a safe, tested and effective alternative to complicated bone graft procedures, with treatment time being three times quicker than with standard bone graft treatment. This treatment is also used to treat certain periodontal (gum) defects.
Using your own blood in lieu of donor or artificial material increases the chances of success and stimulates healing. PRGF comes in liquid, gel and fibrin membrane formats, meaning that it can be applied in a variety of complex clinical situations.
In its liquid form it is used to wet dental implant surfaces, reducing the oseointegration time (the time it takes for your implants to integrate with your jaw bone).
After a tooth has been extracted, a healing plug made of PRGF material may be placed in the socket. As well as encouraging and speeding up healing it reduces swelling and pain, and will provide antibacterial protection from infection.
Our dental team are fully trained in using PRGF technology, which will give you the best possible results from treatment, as well as significantly reducing the healing time for many procedures.
Pat Popat adheres to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Stands for Dental Professionals".
BDS Lond 2012
GDC No. 228571
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