Botox. Anti-wrinkle injections. Dermal fillers. You may have noticed that when people discuss these particular topics, no one bats an eyelid anymore. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are becoming less of a taboo subject and we’re all for it!
That being said, how much do you really know about Botox? Everyone’s talking about it but it’s not a procedure that you take lightly. It’s something that should involve a lot of careful thought, consideration and of course – a consultation with a qualified medical aesthetic practitioner. That’s the only way that you can really find out if Botox is right for you.
Although it’s no longer a taboo subject, when it comes to talking about Botox, sharing information on social media is still a little controversial. That being said, it’s better that people are properly informed on the subject so they can make informed decisions about whether or not it’s something they should consider getting done. After all, knowledge is power.
Let’s briefly go through the science behind anti-wrinkle injections.
Botox is a Botulinum Toxin – a Type A neurotoxin to be specific – which is used in cosmetic medicine to smooth unwanted wrinkles. It works by blocking the signal between the nerves and the muscles, meaning that the injected muscle, permanently can no longer tighten as forcefully as it would usually be able to. This causes the wrinkles to relax and soften, giving a fresher, more youthful look to the skin.
It should be noted that aside from this, the toxin has been FDA certified and is now also being used as a treatment for problems such as chronic migraines, excessive sweating and post-stroke spasms. It’s basically used for lots of conditions that involved hyperactive nerves or muscles.
Although it’s a toxin, Botox is actually pretty safe when used by a licenced medical professional who’s trained to do so. It’s all about knowing which products are safe to use and the correct units to inject. The most common areas that Botox are used on include wrinkles between the eyebrows, which are called the glabella, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. These areas can be treated individually or in several areas at a time, depending on what the patient wants. That being said, there is a specific amount of Botox that you’re allowed to use on each area.
When thinking about booking in a non-surgical cosmetic consultation, it’s always worth baring your budget in mind. The price always depends on which product is used for the fillers, the areas you want treat and the background and experience of the doctor you’re using.
Sometimes it’s worth spending a little more to ensure that you’re getting the best possible service for your skin! At Gold Angels Aesthetics we pride ourselves on giving people the results they want using the best products available. Contact us to book your consultation.