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At Smile Essential, we are delighted to offer the latest facial rejuvenation treatments, including dermal fillers, under the care of fully-qualified, highly experienced practitioner Lina Kotecha. These treatments can make you look and feel years younger, softening lines and wrinkles and rehydrating the skin.

Lina qualified as a dentist in 2000 and developed a special interest in facial aesthetics, undertaking a host of further qualifications in Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Softening treatments. Lina prides herself on her extensive qualifications and training achievements. She keeps abreast of all the latest techniques in facial aesthetics by attending regular meetings, conferences and training. She has completed a Masterclass in Facial Aesthetics run by the Faculty of General Dental Practitioner in 2015.

Training and Experience

Lina prides herself on her extensive qualifications and training achievements in facial rejuvenation treatments.

A detailed list of Lina's training and qualifications are below, categorised into her facial aesthetic career.
Facial Aesthetics Training  
Profhilo Skin Boosters Technique 2019
Teoxane Advanced Dermal Filler Techniques (Mid-face and lip augmentation) 2018
Academy of Aesthetic Medicine Advanced Dermal Filler Techniques
(Mid and lower face augmentation)
Ellionce PDO Thread Lifts 2017
Intraline PDO Thread Lifts and Skin Rejuvenation 2017
Silhouette Soft and PDO Thread Lifts 2016
Masterclass in Facial Aesthetics with Distinction (FGDP) 2016
Allergan Masterclass 2015
Galderma Aesthetics Academy 2015
Galderma Advanced Dermal Filler-mid face
(Mid-face augmentation - cheeks, peri-orbital regions with cannulas)
Galderma Skinboosters Techniques 2014
Allergan 8-Point Face Lift 2014
Galderma Advanced Dermal Filler-lips 2014
CODE Advanced Dermal Filler Techniques 2012
CODE Advanced Botulinum Toxin 2012
CODE Beginners Dermal Filler Techniques 2010
CODE Beginners Botulinum Toxin 2010

Dermal fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid, which occurs naturally in the human body, especially in the skin. It’s essential for water retention, wound healing and tissue repair, and is one of the main components responsible for that plump, smooth, youthful look in young skin.

At Smile Essential, Dr Lina Kotecha uses smooth, non-granular and additive-free fillers from the Emerevel® range made by Galderma and the Juverderm range by Allergan. Lina uses them for a range of facial rejuvenation treatments including:

  • Anti-ageing treatments, to soften lines and wrinkles, plumping the skin
  • Redefinition, rejuvenation, rehydration and reshaping the lips
  • Rebuilding/reshaping cheekbones, jawline and chin
  • For a non-surgical facelift (in conjunction with botulinum toxin)
  • To rejuvenate and rehydrate the skin of the hands, face and neck

Our dermal fillers start working instantly, and the effect will last between six and 18 months. The fillers include a local anaesthetic, but additional local anaesthetic will be given before treatment to ensure the procedure is entirely pain-free. Lina uses only the latest techniques to administer treatment.

Dermal fillers are very safe and suitable for most patients. However, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are susceptible to keloid scarring, this treatment should be avoided. In addition some medications may mean you are unsuitable for treatment, which is why we take a full medical and drug history as part of your assessment appointment to ensure that treatment is safe for you.

To book a consultation with Dr Lina Kotecha, contact the practice today.

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