When you think about fillers and botox you’ll often get the images of big instagram models and influencers who are competing for the biggest lips possible. But you’d be surprised by how much of a niche that actually is. I mean seriously, the amount of women and men you pass a day, chances are most of them have used filler or botox or know someone who has. This is because it’s not just for making things bigger and more appealing for those social media clicks.
What fillers are really for is to help with those uneven lips, or lips so small that you are basically painting on new ones when you apply your lipstick. But this is just the lips and, when it comes to filler, that’s just a small small part of what can be achieved.
What can Filler help with?
Let’s see, it can also help with the nasolabial lines, those deep creases that stretch from the bottom of your nose around to the side of your lips. Yep, those can be completely erased with filler! Your cheeks can be done up to make them look fuller and sharper to give you a more soft outlook. Filler can even be used to do a minimally invasive rhinoplasty, a so-called liquid rhinoplasty, which can help to smooth out those bumps, fix a crooked nose, and make it look smaller. That’s already one really big help for plenty of men and women, of course it is temporary but it’s far cheaper than a surgical rhinoplasty and you don’t have the risks of scalpels and year long recovery time.
Some of the other areas that filler can be used in include:
- Tear through
All of these are really big help for plenty of people and make those dream-like goals that little bit more realistic and attainable.
Although this is just the filler part, we’re still missing the other half that lots of people put on a pedestal with it. That would be botox.
What is Botox?
Botox is especially interesting because while Filler is a special formula acid called Hylarounic acid (This may sound familiar as it is in a lot of skincare products for anti-aging), Botox is synthesised from a toxin discovered over 200 years ago, named Botulinum Toxin. I know this may sound like the territory of mad scientists but trust me, it’s really not that dangerous. Well, as long as you make sure you have a trained practitioner doing it for you.
But what does botox actually do, how does it work? Well essentially it uses that special toxin we talked about earlier to relax the muscles in your face so that they stop creasing up and creating those annoying lines that can end up feeling like a plague and really age your skin. This effect is used in your forehead wrinkles, crows feet, saggy neck skin and all sorts of other areas that you feel need a bit of de-ageing magic. And when I say magic, it really can feel like it.
How long does botox and filler last? How much do they cost?
Botox itself lasts usually around 3-4 months and will cost around £210 for one area. Meanwhile filler is a little more varied depending on what you’re looking at getting with a lip filler being around £140 for 0.5ml whilst a liquid rhinoplasty would be around £549. But it can last over 6 months to a year depending on what you have done.
How long does it take and where can I have them done?
Depending on the procedure it can vary but they will never go over an hour, most commonly it’ll be around 30 minutes to get the results you want with the effects being obviously immediate so that you can see the difference straight away. Of course with certain things like lip fillers you may experience them being bigger first due to swelling and then going down after a week.
Luckily you don’t have to look far to get them done though, because we here at Arden clinic have our very own trained practitioners that can help you achieve the look of your dreams in our Leeds and Bradford clinic.