Why do we get wrinkles?


Wrinkles and facial lines appear as a result of ageing, genetic predisposition and

muscle activity. In addition, sun exposure, alcohol consumption and smoking can
also increase the evidence of wrinkles.

Use of the facial muscles creases the skin when we frown, smile or raise our
eyebrows. As we get older, these creases become deeper and more pronounced
through constant use.

Alan De Vos was trained in Facial Aesthetic Techniques under the guidance of the
world renowned expert in facial aesthetics, Professor Bob Khanna.

It is always advisable to use a trained professional when undertaking injectable
cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers and Anti-Wrinkle injections. So you need
to take care when choosing a practitioner who is going to inject you, that they are
suitably qualified and the premises are safe. At Bowling Green Dental Surgery, you
can rest assured that Alan is registered to administer all injectable cosmetic

Facial rejuvenation treatments are used to help soften expression lines and define
facial contours either by the careful use of wrinkle relaxation injections or injectable
fillers. At Bowling Green Dental Surgery we offer the following types of treatments:

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Facial wrinkles and lines are caused by unwanted constant contractions of the
underlying muscles.

What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

These are naturally occurring proteins, which are injected into the area where you
have wrinkles. This has a relaxing effect on the contracting muscles, so the lines and
wrinkles disappear.


Wrinkle relaxing injections can be used to relax certain facial muscles. This means
that the overlying skin stays smoother and creases gradually diminish. The result is a
more youthful look. It is quite a comfortable procedure as very fine needles are
used and only a small amount of the injection is administered.

Treatment is not permanent and lasts on average for 3-4 months.


Dermal Fillers

These can be used to plump out the facial lines and increase the hydration and
volume of the skin. They are used particularly to soften the lines around the
mouth and chin area and enhance the shape and volume of the lips. These types
of fillers are naturally biodegradable and are therefore non-permanent.

Fillers usually require the area to be numbed up with a local anaesthetic prior to the

The treatment is quick and convenient (usually taking between 15 and 30 minutes
with results experienced instantly) and won’t affect your facial expressions.

The effect lasts between 6 to 9 months.

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) Treatment

Sweating is a normal, natural bodily function which helps regulate body temperature.
For some people, excessive sweating, causing unsightly damp patches can be very
embarrassing. Anti-Wrinkle injections is an extremely effective treatment for
excessive sweating in the under arm area, palms, face or scalp.

It works by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat
glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating
stops. It will therefore temporarily stop the production of sweat.

One treatment will generally last between 6 - 9 months. Once the treatment wears off
it can be repeated as often as is necessary.

Before deciding to have any of these cosmetic treatments it is important that we meet
and discuss your requirements. You will have a full consultation with Alan who will be
able to explain how the treatments can be used to achieve the results you desire. You will be given advice about your individual concerns and an estimate of costs involved.


We understand that it is important to have time to consider your options and ask
any questions that you may have. For further information, ask Alan about Anti-Wrinkle
Injections or speak to the receptionist by calling us on 01438 355624.

Facial Aesthetics  (Non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments)

Making an appointment:


01438 355624






Bowling Green Dental Surgery

26 High Street 

Stevenage SG1 3EJ


You can also use our contact form.


Opening hours

Monday - 9am - 5pm

Tuesday - 9am - 5pm

Wednesday 9am - 5pm

Thursday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 2.30pm

Saturday - Morning appointments available on request. 


If you have a problem outside our opening hours, please see the emergency plan.


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