6 Botox Alternatives You Didn’t Know About
Botox is one of the UK’s most popular treatments for lines and wrinkles, as it is known to be highly effective and suitable for almost everyone. As we begin to age our skin starts to lose elasticity and become prone to wrinkles and sagging. Botox is a safe, virtually non-invasive treatment which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, giving a more youthful appearance.There has been a debate that having too many of these treatments when you are younger can actually age the skin, but we make sure every patient has all the information they need about the treatment they want before they make a decision. While people may worry about a ‘frozen’ appearance, that is not an effect of the product but a result of poor application and our emphasis is on creating a natural look.All our procedures are performed by highly trained cosmetic surgeons or aesthetic nurses who tailor each treatment to individual patient needs.
Some people may find their skin has prematurely aged or the wrinkles they wish to treat are particularly deep for their age and choose to go with Botox or filler, other patients may choose an alternative route but ultimately it is their decision.
What is Botox?
BOTOX® is a brand name of a particular Botulinum Toxin. It is a naturally occurring protein which causes muscles to relax. It softens fine lines and wrinkles. Our practitioners administer the Botox using very fine needles. It is a quick and safe treatment, which provides long-lasting results usually noticeable between a few days and two weeks after the treatment.
Injectable Botox Alternatives
An extremely popular treatment used to smooth lines and wrinkles. The results can last between four and twelve months depending on the type and amount of filler. It is a simple procedure which causes minimum discomfort due to the numbing preparations beforehand.2. Mesotherapy
This treatment involves the injection of a specially prepared mixture of vitamins ingredients. The practitioner injects the solution a few millimetres under the skin to help rejuvenate problem areas. For the best results, we recommend multiple treatments.3. Vampire Facial
Popularised by celebrities such as model Bar Refaeli, the Vampire Facial (otherwise known as PRP) involves taking blood from the patient. Then separating it into plasma and platelets before the practitioner reinjects the Platelet Rich Plasma back into the patient. This stimulates the production of collagen, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. It is completely safe as the product injected is completely the patient’s own by-product.
Non-Injectable Botox Alternatives
A favourite of model Cara Delevingne, it is the latest in micro-needling technology and used to stimulate facial rejuvenation. The unique spring-loaded tip works with the skin’s natural repair system creating micro-punctures. After the treatment, 111SKIN’s potent anti-ageing skincare products are applied resulting in radiant skin.5. Thermage
A Hollywood secret and favourite of supermodel Linda Evangelista. Thermage is an innovative skin-tightening treatment which uses radio frequencies to stimulate collagen production. As newly remodelled collagen grows it smooths away fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture.6. Wrink-Less
Combining the two treatments above ensure the stimulation of the skin at every level to give an improving result over time. This treatment really harnesses the bodies own healing powers.If you would like to find out more about any of these treatments. We recommend arranging a complimentary skin consultation with our specialist nurses.