Dental Options, Brisbane, isn’t just about giving you a pretty smile. What is a smile without a beautiful frame? Dr Hurrell has completed facial aesthetic training through the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics. Enabling her to offer a range of facial aesthetic treatment options to patients, including: anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, fiber lifts, micro-needling and CGF (concentrated growth factor) treatments.
We offer individualised facial aesthetic packages including whitening, bridal packages are also available.
WHAT CAN ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS BE USED TO TREAT?
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to treat a variety of conditions including those for cosmetic purposes and therapeutic.
Cosmetic purposes include the management of crow’s feet, frown lines, smokers lines and can even include a minor face lift.
Therapeutic purposes for anti-wrinkle injections include the treatment of gummy smiles and temporomandibular joint disorders that are muscular in origin.
WHAT CAN DERMAL FILLERS BE USED FOR?
Dermal fillers can be used to treat many conditions such as:
Lip volume and definition
It can even be used for the tear trough area under the eye.
Dermal fillers are used to create scaffolding in areas of depression and replace volume loss. In addition, the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in dermal fillers is extremely moisturising, it attracts water to the area and has visco-elastic properties, helping to improve the hydration of your skin.
WHAT IS A FIBER LIFT?
A fiber lift is an alternative to a surgical face lift. It uses resorbable synthetic sutures in areas of mild to moderate skin laxity, they are used to help tighten and reposition areas of sagging. Fiber lifts provide an immediate result that continues to improve during the first 2-3 months post op. Fiber lifts work by assisting and guiding local collagen and elastin production to the area. Fibers can be used not only for lifts but also for localised skin rejuvenation.
WHAT IS MICRO-NEEDLING AND CGF AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Micro-needling involves the use of an automatic injection system in combination with hyaluronic acid (HA).
Micro-needling results in:
The stimulation of cell proliferation
Skin cell regeneration
The formation of new collagen and elastin fibers
Natural collagen filling of previous depressed scars
Re-pigmentation of previous de-pigmented scar tissue
Reduction of pore size and sebum over-production
As such the indications for micro-needling include:
Over-production of sebum
Concentrated growth factors (CGF) are platelet concentrates rich in growth factors. These growth factors are proteins which regulate wound healing. CGF has been shown to rejuvenate deteriorating and aging skin. It results in reduction in visible fine lines and wrinkles, improvement in skin tone, texture and clarity, together with reduction in pigmentation. CGF is used in conjunction with micro-needling to aid results.
IS IT SAFE?
As with any medical procedure there are always risks and possible complications these will be discussed with you in full prior to undergoing any treatment.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
The longevity of results will depend upon what treatment is completed. For example, upper face anti-wrinkle injections do not last as long as lower face. Meanwhile anti-wrinkle injections alone in some cases will not be as successful as when completed in combination with other treatment modalities such as dermal fillers. At your consultation appointment we will discuss your concerns and how to achieve them and the longevity.
WILL THE TREATMENT BE PAINFUL?
We all know the old saying “Beauty is Pain”, but does it have to be? At Dental Options, we are able to offer our clients local anaesthesia and topical numbing creams prior to treatment to help alleviate any discomfort. At your consultation appointment, you will be informed what numbing will be required for your treatment if any and what post op care will be required so you can schedule your treatment appointment accordingly.
I WANT TO GET FILLERS AND HAVE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS BUT I’M SCARED OF LOOKING FAKE OR FROZEN, HOW CAN I BE SURE I WILL BE HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS?
Dr Hurrell uses a full face treatment planning approach to achieve natural results for her patients, using the golden proportions we are able to achieve facial optimization through measurement. In addition, our philosophy is to provide minimal treatment to give natural results, as such we will always start with a lower dose so we can top up later, rather than overdo it leaving you feeling frozen or unhappy with the result achieved.