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Treating and preventing facial ageing with Botox treatment like Cheryl

Treating and preventing facial ageing with Botox treatment like Cheryl

Treating and preventing facial ageing with Botox treatment like Cheryl

At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we love keeping up with the latest news from the land of celebrity, especially when it comes to who is having what cosmetic treatments. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini caused quite a stir on X Factor this weekend as she revealed her final three groups for the popular singing competition, however, all eyes were on the Geordie’s crease-free forehead according to Twitter.

With so many social media fans suggesting the former Girls Aloud star has undergone a cosmetic overhaul prior to the live shows (mainly to keep up with much younger judge Rita Ora, we bet) we’ve put this brief guide to Botox treatment together in case you too are considering trying the treatment.

Botox for beginners:

  • Non-surgical, non-invasive and painless.
  • Popular with many women like Cheryl in their mid-thirties, Botox treatment is a highly sought after form of facial rejuvenation.
  • Botox is a brand of muscle relaxing injection, used to treat the signs of facial ageing, however it can also be used to treat excessive sweating, amongst other concerns.
  • Unlike dermal filler treatment – another form of anti-ageing injectable – Botox doesn’t fill lines and wrinkles, but it can smooth them and reduce new creases in the skin from forming.
  • Results can last anywhere between 3 and 6 months, and top up injections will be required if you wish to maintain the result.

Injected into the muscle causing frown lines and wrinkles, Botox freezes the muscle. A combination of overuse of facial muscles and a reduction in collagen production causes lines and wrinkles to develop. Many of us overuse our facial muscles on a daily basis, and this overuse of the muscles forces the skin to adapt to the shape the muscles are forming, often resulting in the skin being stretch or creased.

As we get older and collagen production slows down, it becomes harder for the skin to bounce back. Botox is effective as an anti-ageing treatment in Kent, as it essentially makes it impossible to overuse them and therefore stops them creasing the skin further. It’s popular with celebrities like Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and patients alike, and is now recognised as the top non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world. That’s a lot of Botox!

The key to great Botox treatment is choosing the right practitioner. There are plenty of people that offer Botox injections (you can even buy it online!!) but it’s strongly suggested that when undergoing Botox treatment you consult a cosmetic professional that specialises in facial rejuvenation.

When first trying Botox, it’s also good practice to follow the ‘less is more method’ as it’s easier to add a little more, rather than a little less. Botox results should be natural – after all, you want friends telling you how youthful you look, not asking what you’ve had ‘done’, right?

If you’d like your skin to have the X Factor, why not book a consultation with the aesthetic experts here at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic in Kent? We offer facial rejuvenation treatments including dermal fillers and skin peels, as well as laser hair removal and tattoo removal services, making us a one-stop clinic for patients from across the region including Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Thanet and Broadstairs.