Botox or alternative treatments
When people think of lifting and sculpting the face, their mind often goes right to Botox when in reality, there are so many other types of injectable treatments that can provide even better results that are right for YOU. Despite Botox being tried and tested for numerous years, there still remains an abundance of misinformation about it. Today I would like to share some viable alternative that can be performed that I personally prefer for treating and preventing wrinkles.
Before we judge, it’s important to know what exactly Botox is as people tend to believe a lot of false facts. In recent year’s, Botox became the alternative anti-ageing solution for people past the age of 30. At a glance, it seems like an incredible and instant solution to fine lines and wrinkles, also being one of the most popular cosmetic procedures out there. Botox injections generally begin to work one to three days after treatment, making it a quick solution for many people. Depending on the problem being treated, the effects may last three months or longer, but your body will naturally metabolise it away over time.
Why it’s done?
Botox injections are used in small doses, typically in the muscles of the forehead or under the eyes, to suppress certain nerve signals to the muscles, causing them to relax. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Risks of Botox.
Botox injections are relatively safe when administered by a trained professional but as with any kind of injectable treatment, there are risks and side effects associated with Botox that you should be conscious of prior to going through with the procedure. Possible side effects and complications could include:
- Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site.
- Headache or flu-like symptoms.
- Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows.
- Crooked smile or drooling.
- Eye dryness or excessive tearing.
Although highly unlikely, there is a possibility that the toxin in the injection could spread in your body. Seek medical attention immediately if you notice any of these effects hours to weeks after receiving Botox:
- Muscle weakness.
- Vision problems.
- Trouble speaking or swallowing.
- Breathing problems.
- Loss of bladder control.
Doctors generally recommend against using Botox when your pregnant or breastfeeding and Botox should not be injected in individuals who are allergic to cows milk protein. It is best to speak to your doctor before booking your appointment, or during your consultation, before undergoing the treatment.
An alternative option to Botox to lift and contour is skin biorevitalisation. Biorevitalization is a non-surgical and widely implemented way to fight skin ageing and various skin problems. During the procedure, the skin is injected with small doses of pure hyaluronic acid.A total of around 30-50 microinjections are injected all over the face. For a couple of days after the treatment, the skin appears to have tiny water droplets under the surface but that will go away after it dissolves into the tissue of the face..
The active ingredient is DMAE, a naturally occurring substance that facilitates the synthesis of neurotransmitter acetylcholine, a chemical that creates muscle tone. More muscle tone beneath the face results in tighter, smoother skin with less visible wrinkles.
Fight against skin sagging lift.
- Counteracting the force of gravity.
- Protection of functional elastin.
- Remodelling of the contour.
Improves the appearance of sagging skin for a complete remodelling effect.
- Visibly firm, lift and smooth skin.
- Rich in moisture and nutrients, helps to address the loss of elasticity.
- Protect skin against free radicals.
- Effective for treating sagging skin on the arms, abdomen, legs and buttocks.
Best for those who.
- Have saggy skin.
- Feel the condition makes you look older than you actually are.
- Want firmer and lifting contour.
It is an effective and innovative treatment used in adults to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin [submental fat].
How does Lipo work?
- When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Lipo destroys fat cells. once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
- The active ingredient in Lipo is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
- Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism
Lipo may be right for you if:
- You’re bothered by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness.
- You don’t want or are not comfortable with surgery.
- You feel you look older or heavier than you actually are.
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does no go away.
Biorevitalisation provides long-lasting, visible results for up to 1 year. The recommended course is 1 time per month X 4 treatments for prolonging and more stable result.
Price difference: Botox price usually goes 1 ml. Or one or two areas.
Bio Revitalisation price for a full face done! 1ml
* Depends on how deep is wrinkles or large body area like belly can be dose increased if needed)
As with any treatment, it is important to have healthy expectations. No procedure will instantly make you look 10 years younger. They are intended to treat various issues, not make them go away entirely. It is important to pick the treatment that is right for you, every treatment has different purposes and is intended to aid with those goals. Consult with a professional on what would be the right treatment for you.