Help your face stay looking lovely

Dentistry has so many great techniques to keep your teeth looking in mint condition, but did you know that the dentists at Crofts Dental Practice in Essex can also offer treatments for your face?

Facial Aesthetic in EssexYour dental team already has an in-depth knowledge of your facial anatomy, along with years of post-graduate experience in taking care of it. Even though using the dentist for facial aesthetics may seem a bit weird, the more you think about it, the more sense it makes. When you consider how much time dentists have spent learning and training, you can see that we have great skills needed to deliver facial aesthetics in precise pain-free ways.

At Crofts Dental Practice, we use facial aesthetics to soften wrinkles and folds without permanent cosmetic surgery. The two most popular non-permanent treatments are Botox and dermal fillers. You can have them together or separately.Botox and dermal fillers complement each other wonderfully, one smoothing out wrinkles while the other fills out hollows.

Dermal fillers

We use fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. The body produces this substance naturally, using it to form bonds between skin cells and retain moisture. But production decreases from the age of about 30, resulting in the skin increasingly losing its glowing, plump look. Instead, without the levels of hyaluronic acid of our youth, the skin takes on a faded look and starts to hang from our bones, creating hollows. Dermal fillers plump out the face with something that is now missing. It works well in hollows such as the folds that run from the nose to the mouth, or the lines from the mouth to the chin. It also works well on plumping out a flattened top lip and on crow’s feet. People also use it on the backs of the hands. Effects last up to a year.


This is the brand name for injections of the botulinum A type toxin. This was originally created to stop excessive sweating, but scientists discovered that it also temporarily blocks signals from the nerves to contract muscles. When the muscles cannot contract, wrinkles can be smoothed out. Treatments take effect over a week and last for about 4 months. Botox is particularly popular for frown lines and forehead lines.

Rolling back the years

Time was when reaching the age of 40 was quite an achievement. Then in more recent times, 40 was seen as the start of middle age and you were most definitely over the hill. Now, 40 is nothing at all and 50 is the new 30. Better nutrition and exercise is keeping everyone much more fit and able, so it’s important to have faces that keep in step with the rest of our wonderfully toned, supple bodies.

Facial Aesthetics in EssexOne way to do this is with facial aesthetics, which we offer here at Crofts Dental Practice in Essex. Dentists are the perfect practitioners to deliver treatments that affect the face because we spend years and years training in working with the skin, blood vessels, nerves and muscles of the face so we can be effective dentists. Expanding this knowledge to encompass the delivery of facial aesthetics in Essex is a natural progression. We have spent years using needles to deliver anaesthetics, and now we use that experience to deliver just the right amount of Botox or dermal fillers in just the right places in your face to give you a naturally youthful look.

Botox and dermal fillers do two different jobs and can be used either separately or in combination.


Botox smooths out some fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralysing the muscles that have contracted to cause them. It works really well on particular wrinkles that are caused by us habitually holding certain facial expressions, such as frown and worry lines, crow’s feet and even smoker’s lines around the lips. You receive a series of carefully placed injections of Botox, which gradually takes effect over the next few days. You will still be able to make facial expressions. Botox lasts about four months.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are injections of synthetic hyaluronic acid, which the body naturally produces and which works to lock in moisture. We inject it into folds and hollows to plump them out. Dermal fillers work really well on naso-labial folds and smokers lines and are also great for plumping out lips that have flattened with age or were naturally thin to start with.

How to look younger without surgery – facial aesthetics in Essex

Just like many things in life, skin ageing is an unavoidable process. As we grow older, our skin becomes thinner, gets drier, takes longer to heal when injured, gets wrinkles and fine lines, and is less hydrated and elastic. These changes are due to many factors including age, smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, harmful UV rays, environmental pollution and poor maintenance of the skin. Luckily, these effects are reversible with non-surgical facial treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.

At Crofts Dental Practice in Essex, we offer facial aesthetics treatments to help you look your best. We only use high-quality injectable treatments which are designed to make you feel younger, fresher and more relaxed. After all, what could better accompany a beautiful smile than healthy, youthful skin?

Facial Aethetics in EssexOur services

Our lead dentist, Dr Jazz Battu, has extensive training and experience in facial aesthetics including Botox and dermal fillers. We take patient safety seriously into consideration, therefore Dr Battu will assess your suitability for facial aesthetics treatment during your initial, free consultation appointment. This is because, in some cases – for instance, if you are pregnant or suffer from certain medical conditions – using Botox and dermal fillers is not recommended.

Botox injections are very popular and can be used to treat a wide range of skin problems including but not limited to brow lines, smokers’ lines and crows’ feet. Our dentist will ensure that you receive accurate treatment that targets the right facial muscles. Botox is a popular treatment because it is cost-effective compared to plastic surgery and its effects last for three to four months.

While Botox smooths out the appearance of wrinkles by preventing muscle movements, dermal fillers, as their name suggests, actually fill the lines and wrinkles. Most dermal fillers contain synthetic hyaluronic acid and they replace lost collagen, elastin, fat and other natural moisturising substances in the skin that prevent it from becoming less plump. Injections with dermal fillers only take a few minutes, but the results can last for up to a year depending on the quality and density of the fillers.

As a thank-you to all of our patients, we offer a £10 reduction on facial aesthetic treatments for patients who refer a friend for our treatments.