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Freshen up your look

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Dr Lisa Quinn

I’m Dr Lisa Quinn, a dental surgeon with a keen interest in facial aesthetics.

I qualified from the University of Dundee with a Dental degree (BDS) in 2007. I completed my vocational training at 121 Dental Centre in Arbroath and still work there today.

After working for nearly a decade in general dentistry I decided I was ready to diversify and I became interested in facial aesthetics after noticing age-related changes in my own appearance.

Facial aesthetics covers various safe, injectable skin treatments which give the appearance of younger skin. They reduce the appearance of wrinkles by adding lost volume to the skin.

I wanted to be able to provide safe, natural-looking rejuvenation to my patients, as I would want for myself. Nothing too fake looking, using high quality products when and where needed in a clinical environment.

I completed my Botox training with Dr Carol McMillan at Ninewells Hospital and continue to train with some of the top medical aestheticians in Botox and dermal fillers.

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Why choose a dentist to provide facial aesthetics?

People often have a look of confusion when I tell them as a dentist I also offer fillers and Botox. However, if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.

To become a dentist, I studied head and neck anatomy to a very high level, giving me an in-depth knowledge of the structures and vessels in the face. Who better to apply these treatments to your face?

Coupled with the fact that I carry out facial aesthetics treatments within a dental clinic, ie a safe medical environment, and use medical-grade products. Like all dentists, I am fully indemnified and insured, as well as being registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).

As a clinician I have had access to training from some of the leading medical practitioners within the field of facial aesthetics. I have been lucky enough to work with Dr Harry Singh and Dr Tim Pearce.

Lips before treatment
Before
Lips after treatment
After
Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers (Hyaluronic Acid)

Correcting facial lines, lip enhancement and shaping facial contours

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in skin making it look healthy. As we age the volume of hyaluronic acid decreases, giving the appearance of wrinkles and volume loss.

Dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid (HA) for injection into the skin to correct facial lines, wrinkles and folds, for lip enhancement and shaping the facial contours.

HA-containing injectables include branded products such as Juvederm, Restylane, Boletero, Teoxane and Profhilo amongst others. I personally like the Restylane portfolio as it has a vast range of consistencies suitable for different areas of the face.

Patient receiving dermal fillers to the lips
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Consultation & advice session

I’ll meet you to discuss the treatment you are considering, and I’ll ensure that you are fully informed of the facts and alternatives which might be available. You take some time to think about your choices and decisions.

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Treatment

Once you have decided, you make an appointment and complete a consent form, you can usually be seen within two to three weeks. 

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Afterwards

We recommend that you avoid touching the area treated for six hours, avoid alcohol for 24 hours, and also do not have any dental treatment nor take a long distance flight within 24 hours.

Patient receiving aesthetic facial injection
What are the side effects and risk of dermal fillers?

After your treatment you may experience some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as mild swelling, redness, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve spontaneously within 1-2 days after injection into the skin and within 1 week after injection into the lips. Other types of reactions are very rare, a small number of people have experienced localised hypersensitivity reactions. These have either started a few days after injection or after a delay of 2-4 weeks and have been described as mild to moderate and self-limiting.

HA dermal fillers can be dissolved using a product called Hyalase which is always available in the clinic for emergency or planned use.

A free consultation is available for dermal fillers.

1ml   £250

0.5ml £175

Wrinkle Reduction
Injection of botulinum toxin to the forehead
smoothing and softening wrinkles and facial lines
Wrinkle Reduction (Botulinum Toxin)

Botulinum Toxin is a purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum.

The product causes muscle relaxation by temporarily disrupting nerve activity to the muscles. This in turn gives the appearance of smoothing and softening wrinkles and lines on the face.

Botulinum toxin is best at treating dynamic facial lines – those caused by facial muscle activity. Lines which are present at rest may or may not improve and can be unpredictable.

This treatment is recommended every 3-4 months for the upper face, including lines on the forehead, between the brows (glabella) and crows feet at the outer angle of the eyes. Tiny doses of the product are injected into specific muscles, this usually takes from 3-7 days to take effect and should be hitting full effects at 14 days.

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Consultation & advice session

I’ll meet you to discuss the treatment you are considering, and I’ll ensure that you are fully informed of the facts and alternatives which might be available. You take some time to think about your choices and decisions.

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Treatment

We can often continue to your treatment on the same day. You complete a consent form, and  on average treatment will take around 15 minutes,

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Afterwards

We recommend that you avoid exercise, bending excessively or lying down for four hours, avoid make up for 12 hours, and then avoid strong sunlight, saunas (or very cold temperatures) for two weeks. 

What are the side effects and risk of wrinkle reduction?

The most common side effects of this treatment are a headache and injection site reactions (redness, swelling, bruising etc). Normally these reactions are mild, reversible and occur within the first week of treatment. There is also a small possibility of slight drooping of the eyelid (ptosis). A very rare side effect is eyebrow ptosis.

These rare side effects soften and wear off naturally due to the temporary nature of this treatment.

A free consultation is available for wrinkle reduction.
A 10% discount for first time patients for wrinkle reduction.

1 area £150

2 areas £200

3 areas £250

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