We know a beautiful smile can take years off a face, but what about crow’s feet, smokers lines or drooping features? Facial aesthetics are designed to redefine facial contours and soften expression lines and with the careful use of wrinkle relaxation injections and/or injectable fillers we can help you reclaim a youthful and radiant look, and a more confident you.
Ageing happens to the best of us and acquiring fine lines along your brows, eyes and lips is just a part of life. Luckily, we don’t have to live with them – modern medicine can rid you of unattractive wrinkles and lines with muscle relaxant treatment.
At White Smiles, we use carefully-placed botulinum toxin (Botox) injections to help eliminate wrinkles and relax facial muscles. It's a safe treatment that paralyses the muscles to smooth the skin around the eyes, mouth and forehead.
The procedure is quick and can be easily done in your lunch hour. It is also practically painless, carries few or no side effects and the results are usually instant and can last for months. Botox injections are safe when performed by a trained health professional.
Botox has been proven an effective solution to excessive sweating, and is suitable for use on armpits, hands, face and feet. The treatment, which consists of several small injections into the affected area, typically stops sweating for 3-6 months. It does this by disrupting the neurotransmitters that stimulate sweat production. Those who suffer from hyperhidrosis often find this to be a life-changing treatment, as excessive sweating can be socially embarrassing and damage sufferers' self-confidence.
Try the Vampire Facelift in Sunningdale for firmer, thicker, younger-looking skin!
White Smiles is proud to introduce a revolutionary new treatment called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – also known as the ‘vampire facelift’.
Thanks in part to the reach of Kim Kardashian, the PRP procedure has been popular with A-listers since 2010. Now, this non-invasive medical procedure has a strong mainstream following – and thanks to White Smiles, it's available in Ascot, Sunningdale and surrounding areas.
PRP, or the 'vampire facelift', involves taking a sample of your own blood and isolating the platelets – cells that promote tissue healing and regeneration. A serum, or plasma, containing your platelets is then re-injected into your skin. The procedure can be used to successfully rejuvenate the face, neck, décolletage, backs of hands and other body areas. It can also be used in place of cortisone injections for the treatment of ligament and joint problems.
PRP treatment has serious scientific backing – in fact, it's been used been used in medicine and dentistry for almost 20 years to accelerate the healing of wounds and burnt skin and promote new bone growth. It's a popular method of helping athletes – including, reportedly, tennis ace Rafael Nadal – recover from injury. Now its benefits are being applied to other fields of medicine, such as dermatology and cosmetology, to stimulate skin regeneration.
In facial aesthetics, the PRP procedure is proven to increase collagen formation, tightening and rejuvenating the whole complexion naturally – and it's now available White Smiles!
Ageing isn’t just about lines and wrinkles – it’s also about volume loss. It’s one of those changes you might only notice when you see an old Facebook photo of yourself – but it’s a tell-tale signal that your complexion is succumbing to a natural slowdown in the production of skin-plumping collagen. The solution? Dermal fillers – but thankfully not the permanent kind we associate with celebrity ‘pillow face’. White Smiles is proud to offer Juvederm injections, bringing a Harley Street treatment to Ascot, Sunningdale and Sunninghill. Based on hydrating hyaluronic acid, they subtly boost skin from within, filling the space where a natural loss of volume has occurred.
Whether you want to pep up your complexion before a day at the races or you’re looking to start a long-term regime of skin-boosting treatments, dermal fillers at White Smiles will help you make the changes you desire, naturally and subtly. Juvederm fillers can only be administered by a qualified health professional – and as dentists, we at White Smiles are especially well suited to carrying out the procedure. Not only do we have a surgeon’s knowledge of facial anatomy but being in the business of smile makeovers means our experienced clinicians have the artistic skill required to get the results you truly want.
Juvederm dermal fillers are an excellent choice for plumping the lips, chin and cheeks, and can be used aesthetically to contour the face where required – smoothing, boosting and revitalising. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and involves a series of small injections and gentle massages to ensure the filler is spread evenly. It’s a quick procedure that you can easily fit into your schedule, with no downtime required (though your skin may feel a little tender for a few days afterwards). And the results? The effects of Juvederm are known to last for up to 18 months.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a revolutionary, manual "hand" eyebrow enhancement technique. Our amazing certified technician, Rachael, uses the highest quality products and will measure facial symmetry to design a customised eyebrow shape that suits the clients face shape. The results? Perfectly natural looking, thick, symmetrical, full eyebrows that will not wash off.
Who is Microblading for?
Microblading is used to enhance eyebrows for anyone looking for fuller eyebrows. Clients who may be of interest would be those that have little to no eyebrows; post chemotherapy patients and alopecia sufferers, clients with missing hairs, clients who are trying to cover up old PMU, or those that would just like a complete new look.
How does it work?
Hair like strokes are artificially created by depositing pigment into the skin using a specialised tool that has a row of several fine needles. Rachael will choose the needles and blade type, according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine, natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as each hair like mark is bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment.
What can I expect during my treatment?
Firstly, Rachael will need to do a patch test on the skin which will need to be left on the skin for at least 24 hours.
Before the appointment begins, you will be provided with a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the treatment.
Rachael will then draw on the desired eyebrow shape. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique, face shape and size.
Rachael and the client then choose the perfect colour.
Initial hair like strokes are placed with pigment, then cleaned.
After, a pigment mask is left on the brows to absorb into the skin.
Once that's finished, Rachael cleans the area thoroughly.
How long does the treatment take?
The appointment should take one - two hours.
How long does Microblading last?
Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 18-24 months.
Is Microblading painful?
The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive.
Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for a Microblading treatment?
• If you are pregnant.
• On birthmarks, moles or keloid scarring, or if you have tendency to keloid scar.
• If you are diabetic.
• If you have a serious illness such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (A doctor's note is required).
• If you have circulatory disorders or bleeding disorders (A doctor's note is required).
• If you are taking blood thinning medication.
• If you are currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (You must wait until 6 months after treatment ends).
• If you have any skin disease symptoms or irritations that appear on the area.
• If you have recently had Botox or Disport treatment (You must wait 2 months).
• If you have any old permanent make up.
• If you have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my service?
• Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.
• Do not take Omega 3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
• Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
• No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.
• No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.
• Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.
Is there any after-procedure care?
Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:
• Increased sweating; practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.
• Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.
• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
• Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
• Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.
• Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.
• Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head.
Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post microblading procedure, however experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear. Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the colour pigment to fade away more quickly.
What happens during the touch up?
The touch up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment which is included within your initial treatment. During your touch up, Rachael will fill in missing hairs, make hairs longer or just achieve a darker colour.
What's the Microblading healing process like?
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed colour can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!
Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet absorbed in completely. The colour of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the colour pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial colour and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the colour is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.
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