You Can’t JUST Get Botox!


Keep reading to understand why a good skincare routine and injectables go hand in hand!


The thing I love about where we are is that Botox isn’t such a bad word. I think it’s pretty cool

that there are quick fixes when it comes to some of our skin concerns and aging! When done

properly and by a professional, Botox is a safe and effective procedure to diminish fine lines and

wrinkles.



What is Botox?


It is a widely known brand of botulinum toxin which affect nerves and cause temporary blockage to nerve signals in the muscles. The effect is that the muscles can no longer tense up and this smooths out lines and wrinkles. Many areas can be treated in one session as well. Botox is also used to treat a variety of medical conditions in including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and chronic migraines.



What is the difference between Botox and fillers?



Botox is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles byparalyzing the underlying muscles, fillers on the other hand will fill inwrinkles.

 

Your skin is an organ therefore taking care of it isa lifelong journey and commitment. There are certain things Botox cannot fix.There are also concerns like water-loss, hyperpigmentation, texture and acne.Skin cancer is also a huge concern which is why SPF is so important.

 

Ingredients such as retinol and vitamin c help keepyour skin strong on a cellular level. They help boost your skins naturalcollagen and elastin production which makes your skin healthier from the insideout. Hydrating is also key in keeping skin looking plump. Hyaluronic acid is aningredient with “filler-like” qualities so skin appears plump and smooth.Antioxidants are also important skincare ingredients because they help preventagainst free radical damage which is a huge factor in skin aging and skin care.

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When should I start getting injectables or using skin care that targets aging?


The answer to this question is different for everyone. You can start getting injectables whenever you feel like you want to, or don’t get them at all. It’s completely personal choice. What is important to understand is that skin ages differently for each person because lifestyle plays a huge part in skin health. If someone is 25, smokes often and tans, their skin will be “more aged” than someone who is 30 and drinks plenty of water and takes care of their skin. I started using retinol in my mid twenties for preventative measures. My skin is also very dry therefore it shows signs of aging faster than someone with oily skin.

 

So why is Botox not enough? Botox can make a little or a lot of difference when it comes to the appearance of mature skin. However, Botox is just freezing the muscles so that wrinkles are smoothed out and prevents signs of aging by this process. When it actually comes to the health of your skin on a scientific level, skincare and active ingredients are very important.