Most people know that Botox can reduce wrinkles. But did you know that different injectables and other treatments suit different areas of the face and skin concerns? Read on to find out when Botox makes sense.
A good rule of thumb to remember is that, generally, Botox is used from the eyes up & dermal fillers from the eyes down. You can find out more about the difference between Botox and Dermal fillers here.
When is Botox right?
We develop our facial expressions from an early age. The way our face moves, it’s physical expression response, tends to stick with us.
When our skin is young, full of collagen and very elastic, the skin bounces back after a frown or smile. As the collagen diminishes with age, the wrinkles caused by our expressions remain, even at rest, and grow ever deeper.
Botox works by stopping the muscle movement that causes these wrinkles, by blocking the message being sent to the muscle. If you frown as you touch your skin lightly with one finger, you will feel the muscle contracting and this will tell you that Botox will be likely to be an effective treatment for lines in that area.
The best time to treat wrinkles is when they are just apparent while frowning. Once they are present at rest they can still be treated but cannot always be completely removed.
Booking your Botox treatment
Before we start an injectable treatment plan for you, our expert team with assess your skin. Unlike some walk-in clinics, we will only administer treatment if we know that it is safe for you, and that it will lead to the results you want. We advise great care when choosing a Botox clinic. Not everyone offers the high levels of care that we do at Radiance Aesthetic Clinic.
If we decide that Botox is not the right treatment for you, we can advise you on the best, non-surgical alternative.
Book a complimentary consultation to discuss Botox and how we can help.