Botox, Fillers & Anti-Ageing Skincare

It’s when you reach your 30’s when you start to notice those well earned lines around your eyes, wrinkles taking up permanent residence on your forehead and your skin starting to show the stress you put it through in your 20’s. But is there a magic potion to undo the signs of ageing? 

Lip Filler injections

Are cosmetic injectables the answer?

Cosmetic injectables are taking the beauty industry by storm with botox and fillers being most desired. Celebrity culture has shown many of the undesired looks of overly filled lips, cheeks or a frozen face. But is this really the true outcome of cosmetic injectables? Absolutely not, looking and feeling like yourself, just more rested and wrinkle-free is most womens goal with the ability to show emotion.

What is the difference between Botox & Dermal Fillers?

The difference between the two treatments begins but doesn’t end with what they are both made of. They are both made from extremely different and equally safe materials. Botox, chemical name being Botulinum Toxin A, is an FDA approved toxin used to stop overactive muscles contracting, producing less visible lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are commonly made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that occurs in the body, making it incredibly safe for aesthetic treatments. While Botox focusses on wrinkles, dermal fillers focus on volume loss. Dermal fillers are used to add or replenish volume to areas of the face that may have lost it due to ageing. It can also be used to enhance certain areas of the face; it can add volume to popular areas such as the lips and cheeks and jawline.

So why is skincare so important as we age?

Although cosmetic injectables can help rewind the years, the real truth is investing in a good skincare routine and taking care of your body largest organ, your skin. Looking after your skin is a lifelong process, but later down the road will help prevent skin issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, volume loss, dryness and laxity. 

Best skin care products for ageing?

To target lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing, look for formulas with ingredient like Vitamin C, Retinol and hyaluronic acid. 

Use a physical or chemical exfoliant. As you age, your skin slows down. Dead skin cells aren’t replaced by fresh cells as quickly, meaning your skin starts to look dull and uneven. There are two main categories; Physical and chemical. It’s best to avoid hard physical exfoliants, such as sugar scrubs and cleanser with beads, as it can make your skin more susceptible to sagging. Chemical exfoliants gradually dissolve the bonds between skin cells and allow them to detach and suitable for skin of any age. The best exfoliants for maturing skin are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic and lactic acids

Always apply sunscreen! Sun protection is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking as youthful as possible. The sun is responsible for skins visible signs of ageing. Sunscreen is not just recommended for the beach, make sure you are applying at least a broad spectrum SPF30 everyday as part of your morning skincare routine.

Vitamin C is proven to help neutralise the free radical in our body that leads to oxidative stress. This helps to prevent premature skin ageing and delays the visible signs of biological ageing. 

Retinol and retinoic acid are derivatives of vitamin A and anti-oxidants, which means it helps neutralise the free radicals that destroy healthy skin cells. It is one of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients for cell regeneration and collagen production. Retinol helps to encourage cell regeneration and ensure that new collagen continues to form. As a result, it has been shown to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. It works by stimulating new collagen formation as well as preventing the breakdown of existing collagen. As collagen is replenished and old skin cells are shed, hyperpigmentation fades, fine lines reduce, and skin starts to reveal a brighter, smoother texture. 



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