The Sun, 1st January,1970
It’s no secret that celebrities use Botox and Fillers to treat their frown lines and wrinkles.
Towie Billi Mucklow, 24, recently revealed that she has been having Botox for 2 years.
She said “They say that the younger you are when you have the treatment, the better it takes.”My mum and dad are not against it at all.
But when it comes to Botox and Fillers, there’s a fine line between natural and frozen look. Here LAUREN NAYLOR asks Dr. from the Private Clinic to explain which injectable procedure is right for you.
DR. says”Botox has been used in UK medical practice for more than 15 years to treat facial spasms in adults and children. Cosmetic doctors use it treat facial lines and wrinkles.
“Check that the doctor you choose is a member of British College of Aesthetic Medicine and their Clinic is registered with Care Quality Commission.
“Get Recommendations from friends and check how many years they have been doing the particular treatment to see how experienced they are.”
He stresses that you should make sure you are aware of any possible side effects and the recommended aftercare.
And find out what the doctor’s policy is should you have a problem or be unhappy.
“When it comes to the type of Look you are going for” add Dr. , “there is always a trade-off between natural look versus what you achieve in terms of freezing lines, Patients needs do need to be realistic,
“And if you want a more natural look where you have a movement, you will still some lines.”
BOTOX isn’t for everyone and fillers can be better at treating skin if the patient has deep wrinkles and sagging of the skin.
“Dermal Fillers can instantly restore volume in the skin, whether that is plumping out deep wrinkles or giving skin back the plumpness its losses as we age.”
Look for reputable brands such as Restylane and Juviderm .The gel, explains Dr. , is composed of a form of hyaluronic acid, a substance found in your own skin.
He adds that “Be aware that fillers are a medical treatment and there is always a small possibility of side effects which could be mild and include redness, swelling and bruising.
A good cosmetic doctor will always look at using different combinations of treatments and technologies.”
But when is good time to start these procedures?
Dr. says “It depends on many factors including ethnicity, facial expression and skin typing.” For example, Irish women tend to be very expressive and fair skinned so many need Botox in their early thirties.
“There is no doubt that Botox has a role in slowing down the signs of ageing when used alongside a good skincare and sun protection regime.
“Typically, my patients start to come to me in their mid-thirties but, it’s all down to the personal preference.”
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