Anti Wrinkle Injections, which are more commonly referred to as the brand name ‘Botox’, is one of the most popular aesthetics treatments available on the market and is regularly used by millions of people around the world.
We want to make sure that every client is absolutely clear about the benefits, potential risks and effects of every treatment they consider investing in – both physically and psychologically.
So, here’s our full breakdown of all things Botox:
What is Botox & what does it do?
Botox is a natural compound which is injected into specific areas of the skin via a small needle. This compound has a special effect on the muscle & nerves in the injected area which has the desired effects which so many women & men are looking for.
Essentially, it stops the muscle from firing in the way that it normally does, and therefore, the function of that muscle decreases. This stops the wrinkles that form when the muscle contracts from forming. This means that facial skin looks smoother.
Over time, the muscles & nerves gradually regain their ability to fire as normal and the wrinkles may appear when the muscle fires again.
Which regions of the face can Botox work for?
The three key areas to get Botox are:
- The forehead
- The glabella (between the eyebrows)
- The crows feet (the area on the outside of your eyes).
Some clients choose to get Botox in other areas of the face & body, but these are less common.
Is Botox the same as filler?
No, not at all. Botox is simply a compound which is injected to limit the usage of the muscles in an area. Filler does exactly what it says on the tin. It fills the space under the skin to plump out wrinkled areas or add volume to certain features such as the lips or jawline.
Botox and filler are totally different treatments and are both used for achieving different goals.
Who should (and who shouldn’t) get Botox?
We ensure that every client that is considering Botox is fully aware of the benefits, the process and the potential risks before they go ahead.
Botox, from a cosmetic perspective, is a treatment which can help reduce the effects of ageing. It should only be used where necessary to prevent and manage facial wrinkles. Individuals in their late 20s and 30s can begin getting Botox to manage fine wrinkles, from a preventative point of view – but young people must not be influenced by others, or your current emotions.
Botox will not (and should not) be used to attempt to change the characteristics of an individual’s face. We urge clients not to be overly aggressive or unreasonable with the treatment. Less is best – as you always have the ability to come back for a top-up.
How long does Botox last?
Botox will last, on average, 3-4 months – depending entirely on the client’s skin type & body. That is how long it takes your muscles to build & regenerate the receptors which allow your muscle to move freely.
Also, immediately after getting your treatment, the treatment will take between 1-14 days to come in to full effect.
Does getting Botox hurt?
In short, not really. We surveyed 25 people who had their first Botox treatment at Model Standards and 24 of them told us that the treatment was ‘a sharp prick’ with 80% of them explaining that the pain was no greater than a 3 out of 10.
Afterwards, there is no pain at all.
Can you really build up an immunity to Botox?
Although this is a common quote within the Botox world, it only ever happened in highly, HIGHLY rare situations.
In most scenarios, if an individual continuously gets Botox for a long period of time, the muscles show less activity (even without Botox) and essentially, they become slightly weaker. This simply means that the individual may need less Botox going forward – as there is less muscle movement to counteract.
What are the chances that Botox will go wrong?
Botox should be delivered by a trained professional in a clean, sterile environment.
Occasionally, the media will amplify a story about somebody who has seen negative results form a Botox treatment. This is often a result of far too much Botox being injected into areas which should not be treated with Botox.
In terms of end results, when dealing with a professional, Botox is usually a straightforward treatment with a very low risk of a bad outcome – especially when the only areas being treated are the standard three areas, as mentioned above.
Clients may have small bruising around the injected areas, but nothing significant.
Are there any long term side effects?
There are no known long term side effects of Botox.
When managed responsibly, Botox can be a highly effective way of reducing and managing wrinkles.
Often, the media will portray negative photographs and stories about long term usage of Botox. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that long term usage of Botox has any negative side effects. The key is to remain responsible & understand what the goal is.
Can you get other treatments, such as SPMU or non-surgical skincare treatments after having Botox done?
Any treatments on the facial area should either be completed prior to getting Botox or a minimum of 14 days after the Botox treatment has been completed.
This gives the Botox the necessary time that it needs to settle & enables best results.
So that’s it!
Our mission at Model Standards is to give girls & women an opportunity.
An opportunity to live life with their best self on show. A true sense of inner confidence that allows them to walk in to any room with their head held high and their colours shining brightly.
It’s more than just the treatments.
The most powerful thing about Model Standards is the culture that we’ve built.
Model Standards a place where women learn to love themselves, learn new things about themselves & truly appreciate themselves.
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