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Q&A with anti-wrinkle and dermal filler expert, Dr Julianne Anderson

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Dr Julianne Anderson is our resident expert in aesthetic medical treatments. She has trained with consultant plastic surgeon, Dr Taimur Shoaib, attended further specialist courses at the Aesthetic Training Academy in Glasgow as well as completing Dr Tim Pearce’s ‘Lip Masters’ course. She also spent time work-shadowing top US Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr Heidi Waldorf in her New York clinic.

We asked Dr Julianne all about facial aesthetic procedures and what you should expect from each treatment.

Hello Dr Julianne. Firstly, can you tell us what you do?

Absolutely. I specialise in non-surgical cosmetic facial treatments, like anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. I help patients to feel their best and to get a more youthful look.

What is your approach to treatments?

I’m a big advocate of enhancing rather than replacing natural features. I want the results to be noticeable but subtle.

When you ‘overdo’ a treatment, you can actually look older rather than younger. I always caution my patients against procedures that I believe will make them look unnatural.

What can aesthetic facial treatments like anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal fillers do?

Following an initial assessment, your dentist will match the colour of the resin to your existing shade. If you are combining composite bonding with teeth whitening, this will take place before the resin is applied.

Your dentist will then prepare your teeth for treatment and cover it in a bonding agent. The thin composite resin will be applied to the teeth and shaped while in place. Finally, the resin will be hardened and set using a UV light.

What can aesthetic facial treatments like anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal fillers do?

Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are both designed to help people look younger and more energised. They are both injectable treatments, but they work in different ways.

Anti-wrinkle treatment works by freezing muscles to stop your face forming creases and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers work by adding volume to areas of the face to make them look plumper. They can also add structure to areas where fine lines and wrinkles have appeared.

Both of the treatments can make a big difference to your appearance, but they won’t fully remove signs of aging. For example, deep laughter lines won’t totally disappear, but they will be a lot less prominent.

Done correctly, people shouldn’t be able to tell that you’ve received a treatment; they’ll just notice that you look rejuvenated and refreshed.

What can I expect from the procedures?

Both anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal filler treatments are injected into targeted areas of the face.

Anti-wrinkle injections are normally to target three main areas, lines at the sides of the eyes (‘crows feet’), vertical frown lines in between the eyebrows and horizontal lines on the forehead. It can also have other uses such as to mask a gummy smile or to help ease pain from clenching the jaw. The treatment takes about fifteen minutes, and you’ll start noticing results about three to seven days after treatment.

Dermal fillers can be injected in any area of the face that lacks volume, including the lips, the cheeks and under the eyes. The procedure takes less than thirty minutes. You’ll notice some results right away and the full effects will be noticeable within two to four weeks.

How long do the treatments last?

Anti-wrinkle treatment usually lasts between four to six months. Dermal fillers usually last between six to eighteen months.

Thanks, Dr Julianne!

If you’d like to receive anti-wrinkle or dermal filler treatments, contact Millersneuk Dental Practice or phone us on 0141 777 7511.

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