Following our recent discussion on the UK’s proposed regulations for aesthetic treatments in 2023, it’s crucial to understand the subtle differences between Botox and Fillers treatments available in the aesthetics industry.
In this blog, I’m going to discuss the evolving uses of cosmetic injectables and the delicate balance between beautification and rejuvenation.
Beautification vs. Rejuvenation
Since the introduction of the first filler in 1988 and Botox in 1994, their uses have expanded significantly.
Typically, beautification might be sought by a younger person who wants to enhance the way that they look to become more attractive. Commonly this involves using filler in the lips, nose or cheekbones and jawline to enhance facial symmetry. In addition, Botox in the forehead can reduce the potentially negative effect of frowning so that they have a more inviting expression.
Cosmetic injectables for rejuvenation are mostly used in more mature people where signs of ageing can be softened to restore a more youthful appearance. In practice, this might include reducing the appearance of age-related volume loss across the face. This is especially around the temples, undereye areas or cheeks using dermal fillers. Using anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox and Fillers can improve crows’ feet or forehead lines, contributing to a more youthful appearance.
Making the Right Choice:
In practice, the boundaries between beautification and rejuvenation are often blurred. The main aim of expert practitioners is to choose the right injectable products and specific injection techniques to achieve a result that is balanced, natural, and harmonious, rather than making you look odd or unnatural.
If you’re considering taking the next step, or eager to delve deeper, please download our comprehensive injectable guide. The guide is free to download, and no email or phone number is required. It is written to help you avoid some of the common mistakes that people make when putting their trust in a provider of Botox or filler injections.