Community | 30 May, 2022

Dr Sanjay and the beauty of facial fillers

Injectable treatments such as HA fillers, Botulinum A fat, lipolysis, threads for skin tightening and collagen rejuvenation have been introduced to Lumino Pukekohe over the last 5 years.

Sanjay Madhav has been trained extensively in these procedures through the Australasian Academy of Dental-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA) and gained his fellowship at the International Academy of Dental-Facial Aesthetics (New York).

As these procedures have become popular over the last few years, there have also been more reported complications, especially around fillers. A lot of these complications are from a lack of understanding of the anatomy around the head and neck area.

As dentists, we are well trained in the anatomy of the head and neck, and we are a better option to perform these procedures on you.

At Lumino Pukekohe, our treatment plans are around enhancement of the face and neck area, not volume. For any of these procedures to be beneficial, the most import step is healthy skin.

One of the procedures that are replacing fillers is thread placement around fine lines and wrinkles. Placing threads in these areas helps to produce new collagen and hence creates a scaffolding effect to prop up the skin.

Figure: (Left) Dr Arun Pragji, (Middle) Dr Sanjay Madhav, (Right) Dr Bill Bennison

Threads can be used for non-surgical face lifts, such as eyebrow lifts, cheek lifts, jowls lifts and downward smiles.

Another area which we can treat is the double chin, by injection, a solution that will dissolve the fat cells, and in most cases permanently.

At Lumino Pukekohe, we’re not only here to give you healthy teeth and gums, but for you to show this off, you also needs healthy skin.