Dr Anne Gormley brings us her top tips for ensuring your treatments achieve optimum results
There is generally a point in our lives that we want to stop the clock ticking, it could be hitting a particular milestone with our children. Alternatively, it can be when you notice extra wrinkles around your eyes or saggy skin along the lower jaw. We feel like we look old and tired, having lacklustre skin and no longer having the glow of youth. In today’s world, there are so many treatments that will help reduce the signs of aging. These include chemical peel, micro-needling, and radiofrequency. Chemical/acid peels are an important tool for skin rejuvenation and really help treat skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, photodamage, lines and wrinkles. Using a combination of acids, antioxidants, anti-ageing and brightening boosters you will get excellent results and less downtime.
Non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments are a very popular way of reducing wrinkles and plumping the cheeks to give a fresher complexion. There are several key tips to making sure that your treatments achieve optimum results.
SELECT A QUALIFIED PRACTITIONER
Ensure that the practitioner is suitably qualified to perform the treatments. It is mandatory to have a face-to-face consultation with the practitioner before commencing treatment. At this visit, the practitioner will document a thorough medical history along with lifestyle habits. Time will be spent discussing possible treatment options with details of the material being used, how much will be injected and how long the improvements will last. Possible complications will be outlined along with the treatments that would be carried out in the event of an adverse reaction
Injections into the skin can lead to infections, so it is imperative that the clinic that you choose has a great emphasis on cleanliness, with a medical-style surgery being preferable. The practitioner studies your facial musculature and administers the right amount of product for you to produce the most natural and subtle results. There are a variety of options for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, injectable moisturisers are becoming more popular.
Dermal fillers are typically used to add volume and plump the skin. The most commonly used dermal filler is made from hyaluronic acid, predominantly because there is a material available that can reverse the effects of the dermal filler. The fillers are gel-like substances of varying consistencies; a firmer consistency is required in the cheek area whilst a more elastic material is used in the lips. Dr Anne has achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in non-surgical facial aesthetics from Northumbria University to ensure the highest quality of treatment from her aesthetics clinic in Magherafelt.
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Dr. Anne Gormley is a highly experienced dentist who has been practising for over 30 years after graduating from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne School of Dental Sciences in 1991. She is also a facial aesthetic clinician, having obtained the Level 7 PGCert in Non-surgical Facial Aesthetics in 2019 from Northumbria University. She received her MFGDP(UK) qualification in 1996 from the Royal College of Surgeons, completed an Open University module in Paediatric Dentistry from Bristol University and finished a one-year part-time course in implant surgery and prosthetics. Dr. Anne has worked in the Restorative Department of the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Orthodontic Department in the Waveney Hospital.
Dr. Anne specialises in cosmetic dentistry, with a particular interest in Align, Bleach, Bond (ABB). This technique involves straightening the teeth using Invisalign, followed by teeth whitening treatments and composite bonding and veneers. She loves enhancing facial features with non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers, botulinum toxins (also known as “Botox”) and Profhilo. In addition, Dr. Anne also specialises in crown, bridgework and ceramic veneers.