Facial aesthetics are a way to enhance your natural features and if it is done right, then it can definitely knock off a few years off of your looks. It is a great way to achieve a youthful appearance.
There are two major categories for facial aesthetics this includes Botulinum Toxin also known as Botox which relaxes the muscles and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. There is also dermal fillers which is to rejuvenate a youthful appearance and reverse visible signs of ageing.
This guide will breakdown the two categories in more detail to inform you what areas of the face you can undergo these procedures, along with some skincare recommendations to maintain the glow.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
What Is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin also referred as Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical treatment. The purpose of Botox is to achieve a youthful appearance. The botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that we get from ageing. Botox can be applied to many areas of the face, but is commonly used for forehead creases, frown lines crow’s feet and smile lines. Botox is used to maintain a youthful appearance whilst ageing, such as Jenifer Lopez who defines ageing gracefully.
It is important to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction to the botulinum toxin before going in with the procedure.
How Long Do They Last And How Much Will It Cost?
Prices can vary depending on your surgery, on average per tube injection can cost around £500. Traditionally Botox treatment requires to get new injections once every three to four months, however it can also be up to six months.
After your face has healed, It is highly essential to take care of your skin after treatment to maintain the glow. Avoid using exfoliates and harsh chemicals such as retinol, glycolic acid, up to 24 to 48 hours post-treatment to minimise the risk of irritation. Use moisturising products to rejuvenate the skin, as well as SPF to protect the skin from damage.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Fillers are a great way to enhance your natural features and give them a natural volume. This certainly has been the new trend with Kylie Jenner being the face of lip fillers. Dermal fillers can also be applied to many other parts to the face. The substance hyaluronic acid is injected to the area, which is naturally found in many areas of our body which its purpose is to maintain shape and provide hydration to the skin.
Key thing to keep in mind, if this is your first time you will have a consultation with your practitioner which will ensure that you are both on the same page. It is important to see a registered medical professional that understands the anatomy of the face to avoid the risk of infections or damage.
How Long Do They Last? And How Much Will It Cost?
The fillers can last up to six months, after this your body will naturally break down the hyaluronic acid. This means you will need to get touch ups once or twice a year to maintain the look. The price can also vary depending on the volume and area of the face as it ‘can cost from £200 to several hundred pounds‘ according to the NHS
Once the treated area is healed it is important to take care of the skin and implement beneficial skincare products to ensure that you get the best out of your treatment. Use skincare products that include vitamin C as this helps to renew the skins surface and help to maintain a healthy glowing complexion. SPF should always be worn daily even on non sunny days as this helps to protect the skin from damage and prevents premature ageing.
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