Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Lip Fillers for every age

Lip Fillers for every age
For Patients in Their 20s:
Patients in their 20s most often have issues of genetic lip imperfections like asymmetry, thin lips, a gummy smile or their expression might appear sad or angry. “It’s really about enhancement, patients this age tend to love the look of fuller lips says our expert. Ensure they look proportionate to the face. I look at the whole person sitting in front of me to bring balance to the entire face. Sometimes the most important decision I make is what NOT to do. I always seek a natural look that will be barely noticeable to all but the patient.”

In Their 30s:
Lips are at their fullest at the ages of 16 to 18. In the 30s, a fairly noticeable thinning begins to happen. “At this age the biggest issue is the loss of collagen and elastin, which results in thinning and drying of the lips. “Lip lines, which are caused by a combination of sun exposure and the natural aging process, can also appear. Increased muscle activity from daily facial expressions also contributes to upper lip wrinkles. I look to fill the lighter wrinkles so that they don’t become ingrained into the skin and inject a small bit of filler into the lip to retain its fullness.”

In Their 40s:
Patients in their 40s may experience even more drying and thinning of the lips. “In the 40s, the area around the lips, such as nasolabial folds (laugh lines) and oral commissure (corners of the mouth) also change, They may become deeper and more pronounced, so that area needs to be treated as well to support the lips. The overall expression of the patient appears to change. So for patients in their 40s, it’s all about restoration. I use fillers to not only maintain lip fullness, but also to diminish wrinkles that have already begun to set in.”
In Their 50s:
For patients in their 50s, our  approach is to look at the overall facial structure. “Often, a loss of collagen, fat and bone in the mid-face will greatly affect the shape of the mouth. For these patients, the distance of white between the nose and the vermilion border at the top of the upper lip gets longer, so a lot of times the Cupid's bow and the philtral columns (the vertical grooves above the upper lip) are created to restore the youthful anatomy of the lip. Through the artful application of fillers and neurotoxins to these areas, the natural shape and volume of the lips can be restored

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Adult orthodontics ?

A great-looking smile is a sure way to boost self-confidence and orthodontic treatment can even enhance an adult's career opportunities and social life. There are potential health benefits as crooked teeth are more difficult to clean effectively, setting the stage for tooth decay and gum disease. Crowded teeth also tend to worsen with age and become even more.. so …there are many reasons to consider orthodontic treatment at any age.

A lot has changed since you were a teenager in terms of the orthodontic appliances themselves. Clear braces can sometimes be used instead of the metal ones, and are less visible. Invisible clear aligners are also appropriate in many cases for rapid alignment of front teeth.
These newer appliance options have increased popularity for adults orthodontics with most reporting that they are very happy with the results. So remember that when it comes to straightening teeth, there is no age cut off. If a better smile is something you really want, schedule a consultation at our clinic to discuss your treatment options.

What will determine if you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, then, will not be your age; it will be your current state of your gums and what type of problem you are trying to fix. Gum disease, which is the cause of bad breath and loss of tooth-supporting bone, is more prevalent in adults than in adolescents. Orthodontic treatment works by gently moving teeth within the bone that supports them and orthodontic treatment in the presence of gum disease can aggravate the disease and make it worse. While gum disease does not preclude successful orthodontic treatment, it is essential that any existing gum disease be treated first.
If you are interested in orthodontics or other options for your smile please book a consultation at clinica dental la plaza, Javea  96 646 1120.
Article supplied by Dr Karen Gardner ,dentist and orthodontist

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Fear of the dentist?

Many people feel nervous or afraid of visiting the dentist, but there are things you can try to help overcome your fear.
We have been treating patients on the Costa Blanca for over 23 years and understand any fears or anxieties our patients may feel.
Visit our surgery to have a look around, meet the receptionist and dentist and see the environment. Tell us that you're anxious and what your fears are, so we know beforehand.
Pick an appointment time early in the morning so you have less time to dwell on it. The first appointment will simply be a check-up so don't worry about having any treatment. See this first visit as your chance to get to know the dentist.
Take a friend with you to your appointment. The dentist won't mind if they accompany you throughout the check-up or treatment.
Agree a sign with the dentist to signal that you need a break and want them to stop. It can be as simple as pointing your finger, and will help you feel more in control.
If you think it will help, start gradually with a clean and polish then work up to other treatments, such as fillings, once you've built up trust and rapport with your dentist.
Talk to the dentist about using a numbing gel if you have a fear of needles.
Use headphones to listen to music during your visit. It may help you relax.
Some people find simple inhalation sedation very helpful to relax them for dental treatment. This is a bit like gas and air given during childbirth, but instead of being delivered through a mask it comes through a nosepiece.You might also be given sedative tablets to take by mouth before your appointment.

If you're extremely nervous you may prefer sedation through an injection into your hand or arm (intravenously) during treatment. The drugs won't send you to sleep – you'll be awake and able to talk to the dentist – but they'll calm and relax you so deeply you probably won't remember much of what happened.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Revitalise your skin with Dermaroller

Revitalise your skin with Dermaroller 

Do you buy fancy expensive rejuvenating face creams ? Which at best have very little
true effect ?..............then welcome to DERMAROLLER-collagen induction therapy by
microneedling. Now is the time of year for skin rejuvenation when the weather is cooler
and sun-damage is minimal. From age about 35 onwards ( and in some people before) the quality of our skin starts to diminish due to the effects of the sun, lifestyle or flagging hormones. Dermaroller is with-out doubt very effective at countering this trend. Natural and safe, it is effective at stimulating your own skins` power of rejuvenation thus increasing production of:

  • New cells in general
  • Stem cells
  • Tiny blood vessels
  • Collagen

In what is effectively a global skin reconstruction/renewal process.
Dermaroller is also used for ....
  •  Acne scars
  •  Pigmentation
  • Scars 
  • Aged skin
  • Stretch Marks
  • Large pores
  • Fatty skin

During the treatment the skin is rolled excessively with microneedle roller, after applying a surface anaesthetic gel for 45mins. The fine Dermaroller needles are designed to give maximum stimulus at the optimum depth to promote such .Deeper Skin peels are now somewhat contraindicated as they attempt to destroy theouter most protective layer of your skin. In contrast the dermaroller stimulates a highly constructive influence from the deeper layer of skin which later shows on the skin surface. The first dermaroller treatment can achieve a 40% skin improvement and subsequent treatments 20%. A maintenance session can be done yearly.In addition it can be complement with mesotherapy for a greater effect – themesotherapy will add essentials factors and hyaluronic acid which supplies the skin with rejuvenating nutrients. It goes without saying that sun protection , a healthy diet/ lifestyle and safe natural hormone supplents where appropriate all have their own positive effects on the skin.

Be warned...

Cheap copies of dermaroller can be found but they can and may cause scaring due to poor/inadequate quality design and orientation of the needles.Dermaroller is a medical skin treatment and should be undertaken professionaly with a top quality dermaroller

Article supplied by Dr KAREN GARDNER, from Clinica Dental la Plaza, JAVEA
If you have any questions regarding this article please call 96 646 1120 for an
appointment or visit website

Monday, 15 October 2018

Skin Cancer and feet- What to look out for

I have talked befor about dermatology and feet but with the summer now passed I thought I would be a bit more specific and talk about skin cancer and feet. Here in Spain feet particually the tops of feet get a lot of exposure to the sun. But intrestingly with feet it is not always about sun exposure, skin cancers on the soles of feet are not uncommon. Skin cancers of the feet, however, are more often related to viruses, exposure tochemicals, chronic inflammation or irritation, or inherited traits. Unfortunately, the skin of the feet is often overlooked during routine medical examinations, and for this reason, it important that the feet are checked regularly for abnormalities that might indicate evolving skin cancer. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list but just some of the common ones. Squamous cell carcinoma, is the most common form of cancer on the skin of the feet. Most types of early squamous cell carcinoma are confined to the skin and do not spread. However, when advanced, they can become more aggressive and spread throughout the body. This form of cancer often begins as a small scaly bump which may appear inflamed. Sometimes there is a history of recurrent cracking or bleeding. Occasionally it begins as a hard projecting callus-like lesion. Though squamous cell cancer is painless, it may be itchy. Squamous cell cancer may resemble a plantar wart, a fungal infection, eczema, an ulcer, or other common skin conditions
of the foot.

Basal cell carcinoma frequently is seen on sun-exposed skin surfaces. This form of skin cancer is one of the least aggressive cancers in the body. It will cause local damage but rarely spreads beyond the skin. Basal cell cancers may appear as pearly white bumps or patches that may ooze or crust and look like an open sore. On the skin of the lower legs and feet, basal cell cancers often resemble non-cancerous skin tumors or benign ulcers.Malignant melanoma is one of the deadliest skin cancers. This type of skin cancer must be detected very early to ensure patient survival. Melanomas may occur on the skin of the feet and on occasion beneath a toenail where they are sometimes mistaken for ingrown toe nails.. They are found both on the soles and on the top of the feet. As a melanoma grows and extends deeper into the skin, it becomes more serious and may spread through the body through the lymphatics and blood vessels. A good guide to detecting Melonomas anywhere on the body is ABCD. If you notice a mole, bump, or patch on the skin that meets any of the following criteria you need to seek advice immidiatly.

● Asymmetry - If the lesion is divided in half, the sides don't match.
● Borders - Borders look scalloped, uneven, or ragged.
● Color - There may be more than one color. These colors may have an uneven
● Diameter – The lesion is wider than a pencil eraser (greater than 6 mm).

One of the many good reasons to visit a podiatrist.
Philip Mann Podiatrist/Chiropodist

Friday, 28 September 2018

Invisible orthodontic treatment

If your teeth are slightly crooked or have worsened over the years, then invisible orthodontics may be a perfect way to restore your beautiful smile and prevent your teeth from becoming more misaligned with time . After aligning the teeth using the invisible braces, a permanent fixed retainer can be applied to make sure that relapse does not occur with invisible orthodontics , achieving the smile you always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. In fact, it barely has to impact your day-to-day life at all . Alineadent straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move– little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position. Comfortable, clear and removable – Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life.
After the treatment is completed the teeth can be whitened to further enhance your teeth and any minor chips or cracks can be corrected with composite resin to really perfect the teeth
Tel. 96 646 1120 for an appointment to see if you may be suitable

Monday, 17 September 2018

Mesotherapy Facial Rejuvenation- NOW HALF PRICE

What is mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.
Michel Pistor, a doctor in France, developed the technique in 1952. It was originally used to relieve pain. In the years since, it has gained popularity in the United States and other parts of the world.
Today, mesotherapy is used to:

  • remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face
  • reduce cellulite
  • fade wrinkles and lines
  • tighten loose skin
  • recontour the body
  • lighten pigmented skin
  • treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss

The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.

In addition to treating wrinkles and removing unwanted fat, mesotherapy is also used to treat hair loss from alopecia. The treatment injects natural plant extracts, vitamins, or medicines like finasteride and minoxidil into the head.
People who perform mesotherapy for hair loss claim it:

  • corrects hormone imbalances in and around the hair follicle
  • delivers nutrients to the hair
  • improves blood circulation
We are now offering Mesotherapy HALF PRICE! Was €120 now €60!

Try it out! Get in tou+34 96 646 1120