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Baffled by Skin Problems? Bring on 'The B Word'

Posted on 11 July, 2019

  ‘This week I wanted to let you know about some of the more exciting and lesser known different ways you can do with botulinum toxin. Introducing ‘The B Word’ Firstly let me give you a brief explanation a phrase I use a lot ‘the B word’ and the reason I use this phrase.  The word we all use Botulinum Toxin is one of those things that people refer to by a particular brand name, without knowing it. In the same way that people refer to tissues as ‘Kleenex’. So, the ‘B word’ is that famous brand name. And the reason that we are not actually allowed to promote by the name is that because it is a ‘prescription only medication’ and it is against regulations in the UK to directly advertise or promote a prescription only medication to the general public. This is the reason that you will see all different kinds of terminology used, whether it is ‘wrinkle reduction injections’ or ‘anti wrinkle injections’. So if you have ever wondered about this, now you know!

The Myths

There seem to be a lot of people in the world who are very knowledgeable treatments such as Botulinum Toxin. Their opinions however are often based on the way certain celebrities look in the media, or something that they read in the press and not upon personal experience.

Popular myths include ‘once it wears off you look 10 years older’ ‘You are basically injecting poison into your skin’ and ‘if you have this treatment you lose all ability to have facial expressions’ All simply untrue

 

Traditional uses

Just a reminder, the traditional uses are to soften the expressive lines caused by muscle activity in the forehead, frown and crow’s feet (around the eyes). I am a big fan of the ‘fresh factor’ that this treatment provides when used in moderation for both men and women alike. This type of treatment does not remove expression but simply helps you to look less Tired Angry Sad    

Additional uses

Other uses which you may or may not be aware of include Bunny lines (lines created when you scrunch up your nose). In many these lines are soft and have no adverse effect on the general appearance.

Jaw relaxation

Those who grind their teeth (especially during the night) and as a result damage the teeth, develop tension aches in the jaw / face can benefit enormously from relaxing the jaw muscle. Also those who naturally have a dominating jaw muscle or have developed this width due to teeth grinding can experience fantastic facial slimming from this treatment.

Smokers lines (barcode lines) You do not have to be a smoker to have very strong muscles around the mouth which in time can create vertical grooves from the lip borders outwards.

 

Gummy Smile

You may feel self conscious about your smile due to showing too much gum when you smile. This is easily resolved by a delicate treatment stopping your lip from drawing up too strongly on smiling. Cobbled chin For those who have excessive dimpling in the chin area. Happy mouth Some of us have very strong muscles at the corners of the mouth which in time will result in a constant sad look. These muscles can also be relaxed to result around the mouth to turn the corners up and remove the grumpy look. Neck The neck ages in several ways, Botulinum toxin can help with the ‘scrawny look’ by releasing the pull of the muscles down towards the collar bone.     Excessive sweating Suffering with wet patches under the arms can be for some people have a powerfully negative impact on confidence at work and social settings. So, under the arms, you can have a series of tiny injections which works so effectively at reducing wetness. Men typically, do need a bit more than women as a rule. The effects last quite a long time, for about six to nine months on average.  

 

The Revelation

Finally, a completely different use of Botulinum toxin. This approach is much more common in the USA, the UK is always a little behind on new treatment approaches. I am a brand ambassador for the WOW Facial and WOW Fusion device, which is an innovative facial that is currently taking the world by storm.  

Quick Reminder

The WOW Facial is a ‘red carpet’ treatment, meaning at the end of it there is no downtime, you are ready to go out. Additionally, it has ongoing benefits, so a couple of month’s worth of feeling like your skin is looking, feeling better. And one of the main reasons for this is the WOW Fusion device part of the treatment. The WOW Fusion device is a small cartridge, which is attached to a little head that has tiny pinprick needles. The cartridge is used to hold a cocktail of skin solutions. Each needle has a spiral groove down the middle so as we work around your face using a gentle pressing technique, the skin cocktail is delivered just under the top layer of the skin. The Cocktail In that little cartridge device, we can use a number of different ingredients according to your individual skin issues. We can use hyaluronic acid, succinic acid glutathione, Vitamin C. The big news is that we can also use Botulinum Toxin. Botulinum Toxin has incredible anti-inflammatory properties. We can actually add this element to our skin cocktail during the WOW Facial. The benefits of this include, reduction in Oiliness Redness Breakouts Pore size

 

Whole new approach

This ground breaking use is completely different. In this treatment we are targeting the tone and texture of the skin. The needles are to fine and to superficial to penetrate the muscle and so no muscle relaxation occurs just an improvement in the general appearance of the skin itself. We are seeing some really great results with this without changing any facial expressions, so if you thought this was not for you, you may want to reconsider!   This treatment can be used safely alongside your three monthly injections or for those who prefer not to use injectables generally.  

Bespoke

When you come for your Wow Facial, your individual needs will be assessed, and your own skin cocktail will be mixed there and then just for you, as with every treatment you will be fully involved in what that cocktail consists of. We look forward to seeing you soon!'   Elizabeth

Wow Facial £199

Wow Express £100