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The brutal truth about ageing and what you can do about it

Posted on 9 January, 2023

If you’ve met me before or if you have read any of my blogs you will notice that I typically refer to the fact that the skin ages in a number of ways. Unfortunately for us, this complex organ has different functions and processes that will each slow down with age and each has visible effects.

The reason I repeat this fact over and over is because it is important! 

I need to put this out there once and for all... The brutal truth is, that when it comes to managing our looks as we age, a bit of Botox OR a bit of filler is probably not going to cut it.  And by “cut it” I mean how close you are to obtaining that desired look that you have in your mind’s eye.

Now I understand why you choose either dermal filler OR Botox and then run with it.

If you are ’Team Dermal Filler’ you have done your research and taken the plunge. You now know that this is  a natural product, it not only gives volume but it lifts and attracts moisture too. Dermal filler is the perfect way to address the volume loss that predominantly affects the lower face and is simply a game changer in positively impacting your looks when your face has started slipping!

 

If you are solely ‘Team Botox’ again - I get it. The process is so quick,  & the magical effect of Botox blows any ''miracle anti wrinkle cream'' out of the water - it truly has the WOW factor.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO...

REMINDER: BOTH THE UPPER & LOWER PART OF THE FACE AGES.

To put it broadly- they age in different ways.

The upper face predominantly creases from the years of using the muscles that lie underneath the skin. Botox is the GOLD STANDARD used to soften the lines that are the direct result of muscle activity in the skin. It is mainly used in the upper part of the face (although there are some wonderful things you can achieve in the lower face too).

For some people, the idea of Botox conjures up a frozen expressionless face - but TRUST ME on this - you are wrong. Used correctly, Botox brings a 'fresh factor' to your skin, the like of which no cream or lotion can compare with. The main problem with these upper face wrinkles that form very gradually over time, in your upper face is the messages they can convey to the outside world. Those messages can include:

 🥱 I’m tired

 😡 I’m angry

 ☹️I’m miserable

 😏 I’m unapproachable

The lower face has a primary issue of volume loss as we age. We lose volume from the mid-face and the fat pads in this area start the downward slide, creating nose-to-mouth lines, downturned mouth and the dreaded jowl formation. Again facial volume loss can communicate unintended messages:

🥺 I'm tired

😨 I'm unwell

😟 I'm miserable

Filler works not only by replacing lost volume but by triggering lift in the skin.

So in summary, if you are having only dermal filler  OR Botox in your twenties - chances are you may be getting away with it.

If you are in your thirties, forties, fifties and above using dermal filler OR Botox alone is UNLIKELY going to be enough for you to achieve your potential.

WHAT YOU CAN DO...

In short, when you get to a certain age, your dermal filler treatment would look tonnes better if you started using a little Botox too and vice versa.

Having read all of the above, I can hear both teams shouting out in their head:

“That’s all well and good but sounds kind of expensive”.

More brutal truth is that achieving, or getting closer to achieving, that mind’s eye look is likely to cost more money than a lot of people would ideally want to spend in one hit.   I get this and have spent some time in trying to make the cost of these gold-standard combination treatments more manageable. 

As a result, we are able to provide the following options:
 

 

1.  PACKAGES

The packages are put together in such a way that they save you money. For example, if you were to get 3ml of filler this should be £1100. With a 3ml package, you will save £165. We have packages for dermal filler (3ml or more) combinations of dermal filler and Botox, jawline/chin sculpting or combinations of Profhilo and Botox. These packages have been put together either because use

  1. You need more than 1 to really get a result (midface filler and jawline/chin sculpting).
     
  2. They are combinations of treatments that simply work really beautifully together.

Our packages are being constantly tweaked and reinvented based on current trends - so do keep an eye out for those newbies!

2.  MEMBERSHIPS

The membership schemes are a way of you setting money aside each month so that when you are in the clinic the hit is reduced. These essentially work like a savings account exclusively for your Botox. By using a membership you will also save money on ALL other treatments including dermal filler (yes even the packages - but not Botox*)

3.  FINANCE OPTIONS

We have partnered with payl8r -one of the UK’s leading finance providers. Offering a fairer way to assess affordability, Payl8r will give you an instant response using their online application process.

It's time to explore your hidden possibilities to achieve the look you want by seeing beyond just Botox or Filler!

Simply book a consultation with  Emma or I and we can help you to work out a straightforward plan that IS going to get you a lot closer to your ideal look!

 

 

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