Anti-ageing Injectable Treatments – Is Botox The Answer?
The benefits of injectables such as Botox have long been known as a secret of the rich and famous for holding back the hands of time, and is often described as the stand-alone star of non-surgical aesthetics. With very little risk and downtime, this injectable treatment offers fantastic results and can be used alongside other treatments to create a well-rounded non-surgical treatment plan for men and women.
Botox seems to have revolutionised the way we view cosmetic surgery. No longer is the mention of surgery taboo, and it’s largely down to this small muscle relaxing injection. So the question to ask is “Can Botox really be the answer to the youthful appearance we’re all wanting?”
Let’s start with the basics – what is Botox?
Botox is an injectable substance that temporarily relaxes the muscle it is injected into. It’s due to these muscle paralysing characteristics that is used within cosmetic surgery. It’s is mostly used in within facial muscles in order to prevent lines and wrinkles developing through the normal use of facial muscles. It’s also used for other issues such as to block sweat glands in order to prevent over excessive perspiration. However its most popular use is a facial muscle relaxer to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles like crows feet.
There is no shortage of cosmetic procedures out there, both invasive and non invasive, that promise to offer patients the time reversing effect they crave, so why has Botox specifically grown so much in popularity?
For one, the evidence of its effectiveness is over-whelming. Most people probably know someone who has had the anti-ageing treatment, and they look (on the whole) great for it.
However, this is not the only reason Botox has become the most popular treatment of the cosmetic world, and the age of celebrity culture and social media means we know many celebrities that now have cosmetic treatments. More and more public figures, including Madonna and Nicole Kidman, have admitted to having a little help from Botox and the other injectables like it. Cosmetic injections have now become more socially acceptable allowing celebrities and normal folk alike to rid their crows feet, smooth their lined forehead and erase laughter lines.
So what is Botox specifically good for? It’s a great way to stop lines, wrinkles and general imperfections in your skin in their tracks before they get the chance to create deep set wrinkles. There has been an increase in the numbers of younger patients that are using Botox thinking prevention is better than a cure, but generally it’s not recommended for patients younger than 35.
The majority of patients contemplating surgery are looking for the most natural looking result possible and Botox – like all muscle relaxing injections – can help you look more youthful without surgery.
Everyone is different and what works for some people doesn’t fit well with others. However muscle relaxing injections like Botox really are great tools in the fight against ageing for most, if carried out professionally and sensibly like cosmetic doctors like Dr Thevendra.
For more information book a consultation and discuss your anti-ageing options with the skilled, experienced practitioner.