Wrinkle Reduction » Introduction
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)||2018|
|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|
|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|
As we get older, unwanted wrinkles and lines can start to show on our faces, making us look much older than we feel. At Smile Essential we care about the health and happiness of the whole patient, which is why we are proud to offer wrinkle reduction using Botulinum toxin, under the care of experienced and qualified facial aesthetics practitioner Lina. Many patients report after treatment they look and feel much younger.
Dr Lina Kotecha offers treatment with Botulinum toxin to help with the following conditions:
- for anti-ageing treatments – to soften lines and wrinkles
- for brow and jowl lifting
- to help with teeth clenching and grinding
- to relax the upper lip in the case of a high smile line ('gummy smile')
- to reduce fine lines (smoker’s lines) around the mouth
- in cases of excess sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- to slim the lower face
- in conjunction with dermal fillers for a non-surgical face lift
Lina uses tried and tested brand Azzalure, one of the few Botulinum toxins approved by the FDA. It has a 20-year history and is regarded as consistent and safe. She is also very careful not to over-treat, avoiding the dreaded “frozen face” look.
Botulinum toxin works by helping small muscles in the face that have contracted relax, softening lines and wrinkles. It works in a similar way on sweat glands to treat excess sweating.
You’ll notice the first effects of Botulinum toxin treatment after four or five days, and effects will typically last three to four months. Botulinum is delivered via a series of small injections, and while there may be a little swelling for a day or two afterwards, there is minimum discomfort.
Most people are suitable for Botulinum toxin treatment, however pregnant and breastfeeding women and those with certain neuromuscular disorders should avoid the treatment. Some medications may also make you unsuitable for this treatment, which is why we’ll take a detailed medical and drug history at your initial consultation.
To book a consultation with Dr Lina Kotecha, contact the practice today.