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Did You Know That a Beautiful Smile Doesn’t Have to End with Your Teeth?

At Advance Dental Clinic, we specialise in beautiful smiles, but we don’t just offer dental treatments. We also provide the latest facial aesthetic services to enhance your smile and make you look and feel younger.

Our facial treatments

We are proud to offer incredible non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments in the heart of Essex. If you’re worried about wrinkles, or you’re looking to make your smile stand out, we can provide non-surgical treatment, including Botox and dermal fillers in Chelmsford,Essex.


Botox is an increasingly popular non-surgical facial treatment, which is used to reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles and smooth the complexion. Botox is injected into the skin, and it works by restricting muscle contraction, causing the facial muscles to relax. The injections are administered using a very fine needle, and they are not painful. Treatment takes around 15-30 minutes, and Botox can be used to target lines and folds on different parts of the skin, including the forehead, the area around the eyes and the folds surrounding the nose and mouth. The effects of treatment become visible within 2-3 days, and they should last for up to 6 months.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are used to add volume and plumpness to the skin, and they can help to define the features and soften lines and wrinkles. As you age, the collagen stores in your body become depleted, and this causes your skin to sag and folds to form. Fillers combat the loss of collagen and elastin, making the skin firmer and creating a more youthful complexion. We can also use fillers to enhance the lips for a fuller pout. Like Botox, fillers are a temporary solution, and they usually last up to 9 months. We offer highly-rated filler treatments, including Restylane and Hydra-fil.

If you’d like to find out more about our fabulous facial treatments, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Essex Dentist!

How Dermal Fillers Can Give You a More Youthful Smile

Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular facial treatment. Fillers are an anti-ageing therapy, which can be used to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles to create young-looking, vibrant skin. As well as rejuvenating the skin, fillers can also be used to showcase your smile by targeting sagging skin in the cheeks and enhancing your lips.

About dermal fillers

Fillers traditionally add volume to the skin and combat the effects of a loss of collagen. Collagen is a fibre, which is used by the body to give the skin structure and shape. As you get older, your body’s collagen stores become depleted, and this is why the skin sags and wrinkles form. Dermal fillers add bounce and firmness to the skin, creating a more youthful look. While fillers can work wonders for your skin, they can also bring out your smile in all its glory. Plumping the pout is an increasingly popular treatment and it can really enhance your smile.

Fillers are usually injected into the skin using a very fine needle in a painless procedure, which lasts around 15-30 minutes. With treatment on the lips, the procedure can take a little longer and it’s likely to be slightly more painful, due to the delicacy of the skin on the lips. To prevent discomfort, we apply topical anaesthetic prior to treatment. The aim is always to produce natural results, which enhance your beauty and showcase your best features.

Are dermal fillers a good option for me?

Dermal fillers are ideally suited to those who would like to look younger without going through surgery. This is a non-invasive treatment, which produces temporary results. You can have treatment, and then decide whether to repeat it once the effects start to wear off after 6-9 months. If you’re unsure, or you’d like to find out more, our team will be more than happy to answer questions and give you a better idea of what treatment involves and how it could benefit you.

5 Tips for Brighter Looking Skin

Do you dream of glowing skin for spring? If you’re eager to inject new life into a dull or drab complexion, here are 5 top tips for more radiant skin:

  1. Exfoliate: exfoliation is a technique used to remove dead skin cells from the surface layers of the skin. Ideally, you should exfoliate once a week. This will help to remove old cells and promote the development of new skin cells. Exfoliating gives your skin a healthy glow, and it can also make your skin feel much softer.
  2. Moisturise: the winter months can take their toll on our skin, and by the time spring comes around, your complexion may be dull and your skin dry. Moisturising nourishes and hydrates the skin, reducing the risk of dryness and making your complexion brighter and more youthful.
  3. Chemical peels: chemical peels are an excellent way to boost radiance and make the skin look younger. A chemical mask is applied to the skin and you have a series of sessions over a period of weeks. Chemical peels are suitable for most skin types, as different strength masks are available. Ask our expert team for more information.
  4. Dermal fillers: dermal fillers are a popular non-invasive facial treatment. This type of treatment is used to revive the skin and make you look and feel more youthful. Fillers are used to add volume and they can help to counteract the effects of lost collagen. Collagen is the fibre, which gives the skin its structure.
  5. Stay hydrated: dehydration is a common cause of dull, flaky skin. Stay hydrated by taking plenty of fluids on board. Aim for two litres of water per day and increase your intake if you exercise or it’s a hot day.

Did you Know Advance Can Provide a Tailored Facial Treatment?

At Advance Dental Clinic, we’re very proud to offer a tailored facial aesthetics service. If you’re eager to complement a gorgeous smile with glowing, radiant, youthful skin, why not take a look at our incredible non-surgical facial treatments? Treatment is provided by Monica Berrange, our highly-trained aesthetics practitioner, so you can rest assured that you’re in the best hands.

Botox treatment

Botox is a very popular anti-ageing treatment, which is used most commonly to reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles. Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, which is injected into the skin to create a smoother, younger looking complexion. Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles, which causes the muscles to relax and the skin to soften. It is most common to have Botox treatment around the eyes, on the forehead and between the mouth and nose. Botox treatment is very simple, and there’s nothing to worry about. Monica will guide you through the process and she is an expert in creating natural looks. The procedure involves injecting a very small amount of Botox into areas of the skin using a very fine needle. It only takes around 15-30 minutes, and you’ll be able to get back to work straight away. The results of Botox treatment should last up to six months.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular facial treatment. This non-invasive technique smoothes the skin by adding volume and fullness, which is lost as a result of depleted collagen stores. Fillers help to restore the natural bounce of young skin, and they can also be used to define the facial features, including the jaw line and the cheekbones. Like Botox, dermal filler treatment is not a permanent solution and it is a non-surgical treatment. The effects should be noticeable for up to 9 months. The procedure is similar to Botox and it should only take around 15-30 minutes. Our filler treatments include Hydra-fil and Restylane.

If you’d like to look and feel younger, we are here to help! Call today to book an appointment.

How to Turn Back the Years with Dermal Fillers

Most of us dream of eternal youth. Sadly, time travel isn’t available, but there are ways of rolling back the years. With our advanced anti-ageing treatments, we’ll have you looking and feeling younger in no time.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are an anti-ageing treatment, which helps to counteract the effects of reduced collagen stores in the body. Collagen is a fibre, which gives the skin firmness and flexibility. As you age, one of the things you’ll notice is that your skin loses elasticity, and this causes lines and wrinkles to form. Thankfully, we have an effective solution for unwanted facial lines. Fillers soften wrinkles and give you a smoother, more youthful complexion by adding volume to the skin.

We use a carefully-controlled quantity of filler to create natural looks, and our practitioner Monica has many years of experience, so you can enjoy peace of mind that you’re in good hands.

What does treatment involve?

If you’re interested in dermal fillers, you may be wondering what you can expect if you decide to go ahead with treatment. The treatment process is very simple and we usually complete sessions within 15-30 minutes. Before you have treatment, you can discuss the problems areas you want to address with Monica and she will tell you exactly what will happen when you have your session. A very fine needle is used to inject small amounts of filler into the desired areas of the face. These injections aren’t painful, but we can numb the skin first if you’re apprehensive. The effects of treatment will become apparent within around 48 hours.

Dermal fillers do not produce permanent results, but the effects should be visible for up to nine months. At this point, you can decide whether to continue treatment or not.

If you’re keen to turn back time and you’re looking for an effective non-invasive treatment, dermal fillers could be the solution. Call us today to find out more!

Brighten Your Skin and Teeth: How Advance Can Transform Your Smile

At Advance Dental Clinic, we pride ourselves on creating beautiful smiles, but we also offer treatments that can give you radiant, youthful looking skin. If you’ve got a brand new smile, what better way to make it shine even brighter than with an anti-ageing, rejuvenating skin treatment?

Our facial aesthetic treatments

We are proud to offer a collection of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, which can brighten your skin and complement your stunning new smile. If you’re worried about the ageing process catching up with you, or you’d like your complexion to look healthy and glowing, we have the answer. Our treatments include Botox, dermal fillers and chemical peels.

Botox: Botox is a non-invasive treatment, which helps to soften wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles. Botox is injected into specific areas of the skin, and it works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles. The result is a softer, smoother, younger-looking complexion. Botox treatment only takes around 15-30 minutes, and we use a mild topical anaesthetic to prevent any discomfort. The effects of treatment should last up to 6 months.

Fillers: fillers are an increasingly popular non-surgical anti-ageing treatment. They are used to add volume to the skin and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Facial lines form when the skin loses firmness and elasticity as a result of depleted collagen stores. Fillers help to nullify the impact of reduced collagen, giving your skin that youthful fullness and bounce. We can also use fillers to define and enhance your best features. Like Botox, filler treatment takes around 15-30 minutes, and the results are temporary. You can expect the effects of treatment to last up to 9 months.

Chemical peel: if your skin is looking dull or you’re worried about pigmentation, uneven skin tone or age spots, a chemical peel may be a solution worth considering. Chemical peels involve a thin mask being applied to the skin. The aim is to regenerate and reinvigorate the skin and remove dead skin cells. A series of sessions is required, and you will need to follow important skin preparation tips beforehand.

If you’d like to find out more about our incredible facial treatments, call now.

How to Get a Youthful Glow This Winter

Get youthfulness back with facial aesthetics

We offer a range of facial aesthetics for a younger looking you. Facial and cosmetic dentistry treatments aim to enhance natural beauty by improving dental and skin quality. Our treatments not only improve appearance and health, but boost self-confidence for greater life enjoyment.

Facial cosmetic care is growing in popularity world-wide as more people want to combat the effects of ageing for younger looking skins and smiles. Now we all have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of facial aesthetics.

As time passes, our skin quality diminishes with increased wrinkling and loss of facial volume. Trusted skin rejuvenation treatments, such as dermal fillers and Botox, smooth out wrinkles for a revitalised complexion. The before and after treatment results are remarkable.

Younger skin may be maintained with top-up treatments gently injected into the skin folds and lines on the forehead and around the eyes, nose and mouth. These cosmetic enhancers contain substances such as hyaluronic acid, which occur naturally for skin hydration. Within 30 minutes of treatment, the skin begins to rejuvenate with a healthy, younger glow.

Combining facial cosmetics and cosmetic dentistry

Bringing out the best in facial aesthetics may involve a combination of skin rejuvenation and cosmetic dentistry, such as a smile makeover. Straight white teeth enhance younger looking skin for a beautiful smile.

You may wish to consider including dentist-supervised teeth whitening treatments that are easily applied at home or dental veneers to mask teeth misshape and discolouration. Contact us at Advance Dental Clinic for a consultation and further information about the selection of treatments we offer in facial cosmetics and cosmetic dentistry.

Get Fuller Lips for a Beautiful Smile

In recent years there has been a lot of focus in the media on full lips and perfect smiles and if you feel that your smile would benefit from some gorgeous voluptuous lips or you are concerned that your lips look a little thin, we can help. At Advance Dental Clinic we offer the latest facial treatments, which not only produce a beautiful, healthy and glowing complexion, but also plump the lips, giving you a stunning, yet natural, pout.

Why would I consider fillers?

If you think you have thin lips or you simply wish you had a fuller pout, fillers can help. We are aware of the ‘trout-pout’ look and use high quality techniques and materials to ensure the perfect, natural look, so you do not have to worry about looking fake or over-done.

Fillers are a safe and effective means of adding volume to the lips and they can also be used to address signs of ageing, such as dull and sunken skin and lines and wrinkles.

What does the procedure involve?

Dermal filler is injected into the skin and the amount used is determined by the amount of extra volume you want. We work closely with our patients to ensure we have the same treatment goals and we encourage our clients to share their opinions.

The treatment process is simple and quick. The lips are numbed before the needle is inserted to reduce pain and the filler is then injected. Treatment sessions are short, lasting around 20-30 minutes.

What will happen after treatment?

Your lips are sensitive and it is common for them to feel a little uncomfortable after treatment. They may also be slightly swollen and we may recommend applying ice packs and using topical creams to ease pain. Any discomfort should subside quickly and you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your treatment very shortly after your session.

How to Look Younger without a Facelift

You’ve probably heard about Botox and if you’ve looked into it further, you might have heard lots of opinions. But what should you believe? We’re here to help you understand the facts about Botox and help you decide whether or not it’s for you.

Define botox

The fancy clinical name for Botox is ’botulinum toxin A’. Now, don’t panic! Toxin is a scary word and yes, technically that is what Botox is. But when administered in small portions, it is perfectly safe. Its job is to relax your facial muscles and smooth out wrinkles. There are other uses for Botox too, for example, if you suffer from hyperhidrosis (this is a posh word for excessive sweating!) it can be injected in the underarms to calm the sweat glands down. It can also help with the symptoms of motor neuron disease and teeth grinding problems. But we use it to help you experience all the benefits of a facelift without having invasive surgery.

So it isn’t dangerous then?

No! Botox has been used for decades without major problems and is perfectly safe.

How does it work?

It’s easy! Most facial lines are caused by muscle activity, but Botox reduces this. So bye bye unwanted lines and wrinkles!

A typical Botox procedure

Hate waiting? Good news – Botox is quick! Most of the time it only takes about 10 minutes. The practitioner will gently inject Botox into the targeted area and the effects should become noticeable in around two to three days. Within the first month after treatment, the results should really begin to show. They’ll stick around for about four months and then you’ll be welcomed back for top-up treatment.

Will it hurt?

The needle used in Botox is very fine, so you should hardly feel a thing. That said, you might experience some swelling and itching around the injection site immediately afterwards, but this should go down shortly.

Talk to us

Because dental practices have such strict hygiene requirements, they are the perfect place to have Botox. Now you know more about it, if it sounds like your thing why not give us a call today and book a consultation?

Let’s Talk About Dermal Fillers!

Although there are wide choices of injectable dermal fillers available, we offer Restylane as a natural and trusted treatment in facial rejuvenation. Both men and women choose Restylane to combat effects of ageing and for a more youthful looking skin.

Restylane smooths skin safely

Media reports show that not all dermal fillers are safe to use as some may produce allergic responses. Restylane is formulated with hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally within skin layers for hydration and healthy complexion. Injecting Restylane hyaluronic acid within skin wrinkles and folds volumises, hydrates and smooths skin naturally.

At Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford we offer Restylane cosmetic treatment as a natural means of rejuvenating facial skin. Restylane is free of animal ingredients and side-effects, giving peace of mind while enhancing facial beauty.

Restylane is a versatile anti-ageing treatment

Restylane may be injected into wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, nose and mouth to add volume for a wrinkle-free skin. Excess sun exposure, poor health, smoking, and ageing may cause premature skin wrinkling. Restylane restores skin quality and youthful expression.

When injected within lip curves, Restylane enhances lip plumpness and definition. The results achieved with Restylane may differ based on skin type and health, lifestyle and age.

Restylane gives immediate and lasting results

Once injected with a fine needle into skin folds or wrinkles, Restylane is absorbed by the skin naturally for immediate results. Treatment time is about thirty minutes, giving a smooth skin effect lasting between six months to a year.

Over time, the hyaluronic acid is absorbed by the body through natural processes. Maintenance Restylane treatments may be provided for lasting results. Restylane is the choice in dermal filler cosmetic care for immediate, safe and trusted results in facial rejuvenation. For more information on our facial rejuvenation treatments please contact the team at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.