Facial Aesthetics

We offer wrinkle reduction treatments as a compliment to your smile makeover for both men and women. Our facial aesthetic treatments are carried out by Dr. Duncan Smith and Dr. Alison Shanks who both have specialist training in non-surgical facial aesthetics.

Wrinkle Reduction & Dermal Fillers

These treatments can gently reduce and improve visible signs of ageing to give you a more youthful look and a fresher appearance.

Call us today to make a free consultation appointment for the treatment of lines and wrinkles.

Wrinkle Reduction Injections

Botulinum toxin is a natural purified protein used to reduce wrinkle appearance and is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments world wide.

The injections safely alter the depth of facial lines caused by dynamic movements such as smiling, frowning or furrowing brows. Botox reduces the muscle ability to produce dramatic dynamic movement, which creates a softer, less noticeable appearance to those lines, without reducing your ability to produce a natural range of facial expressions. The lines most commonly treated are:

  • Frown lines between brows
  • Forehead lines
  • Crows feet
  • The results give a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
  • Tiny, ultrafine needles are used and so your facial aesthetics treatment should produce little or no discomfort. It takes a few days to see improvement and the effects tend to last from four to six months. Ongoing treatment means the wrinkles become less pronounced and regular maintenance will prevent the wrinkles recurring.

Current offer on Wrinkle Reduction Treatments:

  • 1 area now £150
  • 2 areas now £200
  • 3 areas now £240

We use wrinkle relaxing products made by Allergan. The treatment:

  • Is simple and usually takes less than 20 minutes
  • Smoothes out lines
  • You can return to work or day to day activities immediately after treatment
  • Starts to work from day 1 but it may take up to 14 days to see the full effect
  • Involves a few tiny pin prick injections
  • Relaxes the overactive muscles, reducing lines and wrinkles
  • Lasts 3 to 6 months or longer

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are popular treatments for permanent wrinkles and facial lines. They can also enhance lips and add definition to your cheeks.

The filler product is injected into the skin or just below it depending on the area being treated. The filler plumps up the layers of skin immediately beneath the area and the result is an instant filling-out effect so that the skin is smoother, less wrinkled and more youthful.
We use Juvederm dermal fillers at Duncan Smith Dental as they require less volume to fill wrinkles and hard to treat skin folds. Juvederm is great for actual folds in the skin and deeper crevices, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette folds that extend downward from the corners of the mouth. Juvederm dermal fillers represent a significant advancement in Dermal Fillers. Juvederm is a modified form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in human skin and throughout the body which holds water to maintain skin moisture levels. Modified forms of hyaluronic acid have an enormous safety record. Since Juvederm is based on natural hyaluronic acid, your body biologically accepts it as its own. Juvederm also mimics the same hydrating and lifting effect of hyaluronic acid, which keeps the skin hydrated and elastic, helping you look and feel great. It is a non-animal product without any organic solvents.

The treatment will usually take about 30 minutes to perform and the results appear instantly. You can carry on with your normal life immediately after treatment. The product is broken down slowly by the body and so the results typically last between 6 months and a year, depending on the particular filler used. After this time you can choose whether to have more treatment to maintain the effect.

Dermal fillers now from £180 (no-obligation consultation required)

Where is Juvederm used?
Juvéderm Ultra comes in many formulations for more natural-looking, customisable results. It is suitable for all skin types and requires no pre-treatment skin test.

  • Juvéderm Ultra 2: Erases moderate lines, especially those around the lips and corners of the eyes and those very close to the surface of the skin.  Link to website.
  • Juvéderm Ultra 3: Smoothes wrinkles between the nose and corner of the mouth and around lips. It can be used very subtly to plump out lips in order to maintain a youthful smile
  • Juvéderm Ultra 4: Works on the most noticeable folds and lines, and improves the contour of the face
  • Juvederm Ultra Smile: Designed especially for lip definition and volume
  • Juvederm Volbella: longer lasting lip filler (up to 12 months), uniquely designed for a natural look and feel, with less swelling compared to other lip treatments.

How often would I require treatment?
Everyone’s skin is different and that’s why timing of any additional treatment varies from person to person. Juvederm is a naturally based biological material and it will eventually break down and be absorbed by your body. That’s why you will need repeat treatments to maintain the look you want. If you choose not to continue with your treatment any remaining Juvederm is simply absorbed by your body over time and your skin gradually returns to its natural contours.

Are there any reactions to treatments?
Adverse reactions are uncommon but in the hours following treatment some local swelling, bruising and reddening can occur which usually fades within days.

8-Point FaceLift – Facial Rejuvenation Without Surgery (Liquid Face Lift)

The 8-point non surgical facelift is a comprehensive, non-invasive rejuvenation programme which is offered by Dr Duncan Smith using Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Volift.

It is a subtle and elegant procedure which can deliver very pleasing effects, restoring volume to the face for a revitalising and rejuvenating effect:

  • looks and feels very natural
  • enhances and lifts the structure, shape and dynamics of the face
  • also smooths the skin, reducing lines and wrinkles
  • gives a general brightening effect
  • reduces of dark circles or under-eye hollows
  • offers improvement in the jowl and jawline
  • helps skin look younger for longer

The 8 point treatment encompasses:

  • cheek structure, volume and definition
  • tear troughs, which can create a tired appearance
  • nose to mouth contours
  • downward smile
  • jowl area and jawline

The treatment itself will take approximately 1 hour to complete. Dr. Duncan Smith will take time to analyse your face from different angles to create a bespoke treatment plan which is individual to you. He will discuss with you your expectations from the non surgical facelift in order to give you the best results as possible. There will be some slight redness and swelling post treatment but this will likely disappear after a few days. As the 8 Point Facelift uses dermal fillers, results will be seen immediately and can last up to 18 months.