Everyone should embrace the ageing process and grow old gracefully, but this doesn’t mean you should stop looking and feeling your best and making the most of what you have.
Lines and wrinkles are a natural part of life and with many of us developing a nearly permanent frown as a result of the exigencies of lockdown, appropriate remedies become even more important. As we get older, our skin changes and becomes thinner and reduces its elasticity. By investing in non-surgical anti-ageing treatments, the effects can be reduced and give a smoother, firmer appearance and feel to almost any problem area.
What is Botox?
Botox is a muscle relaxer that temporarily paralyses the muscle. When injected into a specific area, the surrounding skin reacts and appears smoother.
How is Botox administered?
Botox is a non-invasive treatment that is administered by using a very fine needle. The needle is injected into the specific area and the Botox formula is released. This is a painless procedure and it takes approximately 7 to 14 days to see the full effect.
Frown lines and anti-ageing treatments
Having a treatment to combat frown lines is a simple procedure that can be done quickly – even during your lunch break. It will leave your forehead looking smooth and line-free.
Crow’s feet are the small lines around the eye area that are sometimes referred to as laughter lines. This area can also benefit from anti-ageing treatments and can be carried out safely and effectively.
Eyebrows can say a lot about a person; what’s more, in the world of mask-wearing, eyebrows can be used to express feelings. Having treatment to lift the brows and open up the eye area can make a real difference to how this area of the face looks and how we communicate.
Botox can also be used on the neck, leaving it looking smoother and younger.
Botox treatment isn’t permanent. Where it is injected will determine how effective it is and how often you need to get it done. On average, people having Botox regularly have the treatment three to four times a year.
Almost any area on the face can be treated with Botox. This includes the marionette lines, which are the creases that run down from each corner of the mouth. It can also be used to reduce the size of the masseter muscle, which can be large if you are a teeth grinder, and create a square-looking jaw. While a chiselled man can appear attractive, a woman with a large jaw may feel it is a masculine feature. Anyone wanting to change the appearance of a dimpled chin can also have targeted treatment to smooth the area, and anyone who has ‘smoking lines’ around the mouth area will find these anti-ageing treatments effective.
Always ensure your treatment is carried out by a professional and experienced medical practitioner who is registered and trained in the procedure you are having. As we begin to exit lockdown conditions, and things start to unlock, more and more people are investing regularly in Botox treatment, as it is quick, safe and effective and can make you look younger and feel more confident and positive.