Following your new patient consultation or discussion with one of our lovely Thames Skin Clinic team you will have been recommended for the Thames Smile treatment.
Unlike some smile treatment you will be treated over 1-3. Visits.
At your initial visit your treatment will be discussed in full. A combination of hyaluronic acid injectable products are used to stimulate the skin around the mouth without increasing volume or causing the unnatural duck lip appearance seen in the media. By using a specialist product for skin strengthening, hydration and treatment of laxity within the skin we are able to tighten the perioral area and make more natural fuller lip treatments without an unnatural pout. All of our lip treatments are designed to create a genuine lip volume and natural happy smile.
The addition of botox treatment helps to release the muscles pulling the lateral corners of the mouth down and helping the oral area to look happier as well as reducing bar code lip lines caused with age. Gummy smile can also be treated with this injectable.
Local anaesthetic cream or a small injection of local anaesthetic may be used to make your treatment more comfortable.
Lip filler effects can be seen immediately, treatment tends to swell a little overnight and settles fulling over the subsequent days. After 14 days the filler should feel soft and fully integrated into it surrounding area. This part of the Thames Smile treatment lasts 6-12 months.
The hyaluronic acid strengthening treatment is injected into the intradermal layers taking 12 hours to smooth and form a fine intradermal net of collagen stimulating hyaluronic acid. Over the next few weeks the area benefits from increased hydration and your skin will glow. During which time increased collagen is starting for form and becomes more noticable 3-6 weeks later.
Your second appointment is scheduled during the collagen stimulation phase and the hyaluronic skin boosting treatment is repeated. Repetition reinforces the hydration and collagen boosting increasing the longevity of the treatment results.
The use of botulinum toxin (botox) in the oral area and chin help to smooth orange peel texture on the chin area as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment takes 14 days to reach full effect.