Our Facial Aesthetic Treatments 

At North Cardiff Dental & Implants, our ethos is centred around safety, comfort, and bespoke treatment planning.

Both Emma and Aliesha have experience in dentistry and facial aesthetics – meaning they have a keen eye for natural harmony. Their main goal is to co-produce a treatment plan with you to give a natural result, accentuating your natural features and giving you the confidence you deserve!

We offer anti-wrinkle treatments for:

  • Forehead Lines: softening of horizontal lines which appear when raising your eyebrows.
  • Frown Lines: softening of vertical lines which appear between the
  • eyebrows when frowning.
  • Crows Feet: softening of lines that radiate around the outer aspect of the eye. 
  • Eyebrow Lift: lifting sagging brows caused by the muscle pulling the brow line down.  
  • Smokers Lines: softening of the tiny lines on the upper lip running vertically to the nose.  
  • Bunny Lines: Smoothing the horizontal lines which appear on
  • the side of the nose when smiling/laughing.  
  • Gummy Smile: Reduction in the amount of gum on display upon smiling/laughing. 
  • Neck lines (Nefertiti Lift). Reduction of folds or sagging of the lower part of the face and reduction of neck lines by injecting botulinum toxin in the muscles that run vertically from the bottom of your face to your collar bone. 
  • Masseter Reduction: reduction in size of enlarged masseter muscle caused by excessive grinding. Also reduces teeth grinding/clenching and headaches due to this.
  • Excess Sweating: Reduction of excessive underarm sweating. 

We offer dermal filler treatments for:

  • Nasolabial lines: Injection of botulinum toxin to smooth/reduce the lines running from your nose to lips
  • Marionette Lines: softening of vertical straight lines running down from the corners of the mouth. 
  • Cheeks: injection of dermal filler to the cheeks to lift and sculpt the cheek bones. 
  • Lips: injection of  dermal filler into the lips to improve shape and add volume to the lips. 

Meet Our Team 

Emma

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Emma graduated from Cardiff Uni as Dental Therapist in 2019. After gaining clinical experience in primary and secondary care settings, she undertook advanced training in facial aesthetics at the renowned SWA Academy.

Emma wants to help her patients to achieve the results that they desire but her real passion lies in improving their self confidence. She achieves this through carefully planned and meticulously executed natural enhancements.

Emma is qualified to provide anti-wrinkle treatments as well as dermal fillers. She can use these to roll back the years and create a more youthful appearance, helping you to be you again.

 

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The key with anti-wrinkle treatments, however, is to use them subtly and regularly in order to prevent the formation of wrinkles. Prevention is, after all, better than cure.

Emma prides herself on her attention to detail and considered treatment planning, both of which lead to high quality cosmetic results.

Emma places an emphasis on the needs of her patients and the safety of her facial aesthetics treatments. She would be delighted to meet with you if you would like to discuss how she could help you to achieve your dream results.

Aliesha

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Aliesha qualified from Cardiff University in 2017 and has been working in a general practice in South Wales.

She has a particular interest in aesthetic treatment and has been providing facial aesthetic treatments as part of her practice since 2018. She has completed numerous post-graduate courses and offers a variety of treatments – from anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and fat dissolving injections.

She prides herself on providing high quality treatment with natural results with knowledge and patient safety at the forefront.

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Aliesha also has an interest in restorative dentistry, completing a 1 year cosmetic and aesthetic restorative dentistry course with advanced dental seminars. She is also proficient in providing teeth straightening treatment using fixed braces or the Invisalign clear aligner system.

Her training and experience allows her to draw on a variety of dental and facial aesthetic treatments that come together for the perfect combination to lead you to your desired outcome in the best way possible way. She prides herself on achieving excellent results with a minimally invasive and safe approach.

Patient Gallery 

Botox Treatment before and after

Botox Treatment before and after

Botox Treatment before and after

Botox Treatment before and after

Cheek & Lip Filler before and after

Cheek & Lip Filler before and after

Lip Filler before and after

Lip Filler before and after

Lip Filler before and after

Lip Filler before and after

Lip Filler before and after

Marionette lines filler Filler before and after

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FAQs

Why might I need this treatment?

Dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections can be used to treat a multitude of issues. Botox/Botulinum Toxin is well known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the face but can also be used to reduce teeth grinding and excessive sweating. Filler is great for restoring lost volume to the areas of the face such as the cheeks and also improving the shape of certain areas eg the lips.

Am I suitable for treatment?

We always carry out a thorough consultation to ensure you are suitable for treatment and also that the treatment you want is the one that is best suited for you. 

Anti-wrinkle treatment is suitable for men and women, aged 18+ that have wrinkles that appear or worsen on movement. The most common areas for treatment is the forehead, in between your eyebrows and crows feet. 

You are not suitable for anti wrinkle treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any neuromuscular conditions. 

Filler is suitable for anyone over 18 that is complaining of thinning or sunken cheeks, thin or uneven shaped lips, lines around the mouth and deep nose to mouth lines. Both men and women are suitable for treatment with dermal filler.

You are not suitable for dermal filler if you have an autoimmune disease, are pregnant or breastfeeding, are prone to allergic reactions or have a known hypersensitivity to local anaesthetic agents eg lidocaine. 

Fillers should not be used in combination with facial peels, laser or ultrasound-based treatments or if you have any inflammation, infection or cutaneous disorders at or near to the treatment site. If you have had previous dermal filler (no matter how long ago), please let us know in the consultation so we can thoroughly assess if there is any remaining before beginning treatment.

Do I need a consultation?

We always provide consultation prior to any aesthetic treatment. This is important for several reasons 

  1. it allows us to assess you face to face and discuss your concerns to ensure you are having the best treatment for you. Sometimes the treatment you think you want isn’t the treatment you need!
  2. It allows you to get us and become comfortable with us as practitioners, as well as giving you time to ask any questions you may have. 
  3. It allows us to fully run through your medical history including allergies, medications and any alcohol, tobacco or drug use. This is to ensure that the treatment will work for you and most importantly that its safe
  4. It allows us to assess any previous work you have had completed and whether this will affect any further treatment going forward.
  5. It is a legal requirement. Botulinum toxin is a prescribed medication in the UK therefore requires a medical professional to prescribe and examine patients prior to their treatment. 

Remember – our consultations are free! Any  refundable deposits you pay to secure the appointment can either be redeemed against your treatment or will be refunded if you don’t want to go ahead.

Will it look natural?

We pride ourselves on giving a very natural result with any aesthetic treatment we provide. We believe these treatments are best used to accentuate your natural features and this is discussed in detail in the consultation appointment.

ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS

What products do you use?

For anti-wrinkle injections we use ‘botox’. This is the leading brand name of botulinum toxin A and has been proven by clinical trials over many years. It is FDA and MHRA approved.

What products do you use?

For anti-wrinkle injections we use ‘Bocouture’. This is because this is the product that is clinically proven to have the highest specific neurotoxin activity meaning that the product is more potent. It also contains less protein that other wrinkle relaxing injection products which reduces the possibility of ‘loss of effect’ through antibody production. 

(Reference Frevert J (2012), ‘Content of Botulinum Neurotoxin in Botox/Vistabel, Dysport/Azzalure and Xeomin/Bocouture’. Drugs RD (2) 67-73.

Will it hurt?

The needles used are extremely small and so pain is minimal. You should only feel a little pinch!

How long do the effects last?

Effects last 3-4 months on average but the more sessions you have, the longer the results will last.

What happens if I need a top up or further treatment?

We will review you 2 weeks after your treatment appointment as this is when full effect is achieved. If there is any asymmetry present, we will carry out a complementary adjustment dose to ensure you have the best results possible. 

You will need to wait for at least 2 months after any anti wrinkle injections for further treatment to ensure the initial treatment has had time to settle.

How does botox work? /How do anti-wrinkle injections work?

Botulinum toxin works by blocking the signals from the brain to certain muscles. This prevents the signal from the brain, from reaching the muscles and therefore prevents movement of the muscles. As the muscle stops contracting for a period of time, the areas treated will result in reduced wrinkles and lines but the untreated areas will function as normal.

When will I see results?

You will start to feel a difference in the muscles in 3-4 days after the procedure. Maximum effect of the treatment and therefore full results are visible at 14 days.

How long will I need to recover?

There is no recovery time and you can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. You may have some bruising after the procedure, so we recommend having the treatment done at least 3 weeks before a big event.

What do I need to do after my treatment?

It is important that you leave the treated area alone for the rest of the day after treatment, and to avoid touching rubbing or applying any physical pressure to the area. 

We advise you avoid any exercise for 24 hours after treatment. 

To help the effects of the botox we advise carrying out simple facial exercises a few times a day – frowning, smiling and raising your eyebrows.

Are there any side effects?

There may be some discomfort to the injection site including some swelling and you may also have a slight headache. This usually resolves in a few hours. There may be some bruising present but this usually settles in a few days.

DERMAL FILLER

What product do we use?

For filler, we use the Juvederm brand of products. These are made of hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in your body meaning there is little to no risk of an allergic reaction. Hyaluronic acid also works to add moisture to the skin, so whilst plumping may be your main interest, the product will also help improve the function and form of your skin.
It has the consistency of a smooth gel which allows us to blend the product beautifully to give an authentic and natural result. Juvederm is the only dermal filler that is FDA-approved to last up to one year meaning you will get long lasting results.
The product can also be reversed if required with the injection of an enzyme known as hyaluronidase.

Will it hurt?

We do everything we can to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment. We apply a topical anaesthetic prior to any procedure which numbs the surface layer of skin.
For lip filler, dental blocks are used to anaesthetise the upper and lower lips. This means any injections into the lips are completely painless!

How long do the effects last?

Length of effect depends on the area treated. Lips filler lasts on average 6-8 months but cheek filler can last 12-18 months.

What happens if I need a top up or further treatment?

You will need to wait for at least 2 months after any filler treatment to ensure the initial filler has had time to settle.

How does filler work?

As we age the body reduces its production of elastin and collagen and it also breaks down the existing collagen in tissues. Elastin and collagen keeps the tissues firm and the skin elastic – so losing these results in signs of ageing such as sagging skin, folds and wrinkles.

Dermal filler works by:

  • Filling the space where the volume has been lost
  • Attracting moisture to the area
  • Encouraging the body to increase collagen and elastin production to improve skin integrity and quality.

This means dermal filler can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and contour areas of the face.

How long do the effects last?

Length of effect depends on the area treated. Lips filler lasts on average 6-8 months but cheek filler can last 12-18 months.

When will I see results?

Results are visible immediately! There will be some swelling from a few hours after the procedure and so a definitive and settled result will be visible at 2 weeks.

How long will I need to recover?

Whilst you can resume most activities straight after treatment, we generally recommend avoiding intense physical activity for 48 hours to prevent swelling or bruising.
Some swelling and bruising is normal after the procedure and so we recommend having the treatment done at least 3 weeks before a big event.

How long do the effects last?

Length of effect depends on the area treated. Lips filler lasts on average 6-8 months but cheek filler can last 12-18 months.

What do I need to do after my treatment?

We advise no excessive exercise, saunas, facial massage or alcohol for 48 hours after the procedure. After 48 hours, daily massage of the area is advised to reduce any lumps? present.
An ice pack can be applied to the area to reduce any swelling and arnica cream can be used to reduce any bruising.

Are there any side effects?

Bruising, swelling and the presence of some lumps are normal after the procedure. These usually settle within 14 days.

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