Even though injectables such as Botox® & Dysport, Fillers and Threads have been a part of our beauty conversation for many years, there is still a debate whether or not injecting is going a step too far.
Those that argue against it say that the world has become too superficial and that we should make peace with and accept ourselves for who we are. The other extreme is those who completely overdo it and have a constant look of surprise on their faces with lips plumped into a permanent pout.
Then there are those not quite ready to go grey, who are happy to colour their hair, and who would, despite wanting to maintain a natural look, not mind getting some assistance in the ageing department. This category thinks of the process as being the best that I can be – still me, but better.
In a generation where we are constantly judged and afforded opportunity based on our looks, why not take advantage of it? Ultimately, when we look and feel our best, it translates into all areas of life. We are also fortunate enough to live in an era where we have access to research and technologies which enable us to look our best, so why not seize the opportunity?
In order to get aesthetic assistance, such as Botox® & Dysport and Fillers, and still maintain a natural look best suited to the contours of the face, it is essential to consult with a professional that specialises in these procedures. Each individual’s requirements are different – therefore it is essential to consult with someone who performs such treatments on a regular basis who will enhance the features of your face.
Not only do you want to see an experienced professional, you also want to ensure it’s someone continuously keeping up to date with the latest trends and techniques, as advancement in anti-ageing treatments is ongoing. The larger the pool of doctors on the team of the establishment, the more they can learn from each other and share techniques.
It is also important to note that you may not be 100% satisfied with the results or there may be a very small chance of complications. In that case, you want to be able to return to the establishment to correct if necessary.
Another very important aspect is to ensure that the institution you frequent makes use of the correct products. There are unfortunately cheap and nasty alternatives available on the market. Price is a very good indicator as to whether or not the products used are legal and the real deal – when treatments are very cheap, you should be suspicious of whether they are genuine.
So what exactly do these treatments do? Botulinum Toxin relaxes muscle movement and is great for lines and wrinkles that occur due to repetitive movements as well as giving you a chemical brow or jowl lift. The effects of these anti-wrinkle injections are visible after about two weeks.
Fillers are used to add volume to the face and restore one’s facial shape. They work by filling in wrinkles, lines and plumping areas that have lost fat pads (such as the cheeks, under-eye area and temples), causing the skin to sink and sag. Fillers are also used to restore lip volume and hollows under the eyes and to fill in deep lines like nasal labial folds and marionette lines.
To find out more visit Skin Renewal at www.skinrenewal.co.za or contact one of the branches in Durban on 0861 SKIN SA.