Using botox for cosmetic purposes is becoming an increasingly popular procedure amongst both men and women, as a way of beating signs of ageing. Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which works to eliminate wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles, with results lasting up to several months.
For individuals who are looking for ways of improving their appearance and achieve younger-looking skin, but are not inclined to botox treatment, there are a wide-range of alternatives available, with both short or long-term results:
An acu-lift is a non-surgical treatment which involves acupuncture and micro-electric pulses, which works by lifting the face and improving muscle tone. A typical sessions lasts for up to one hour which involves acupuncture needles being connected to tiny electric pulses, which works the muscles and stimulates the production of collagen – which is great for improving the appearance of ageing skin.
A face-lift massage is a simple and non-intimidating way to achieve a more youthful-looking appearance and involves a special massage technique designed to give your face an instant lift. It works by getting rid of lymphatic congestion which as a result will improve circulation and relieve tension from muscles which causes the face to frown and crease.
Thermage is a non-invasive procedure that works by encouraging new collagen formation which involves heating up the deeper layer of skin which causes it to tighten. The growth of collagen leads to the appearance of significantly smoother-looking skin.
Rejuvanessence, also known as the ‘fingertip face-lift’ is a facial massage designed to remove stress lines on the face. It involves a combination of gentle massaging, pinching and acupressure, to free tension in face muscles. One session typically lasts for up to one hour and works to restores the vitality and flexibility of the face and can also help to improve complexion.
Make-up fillers are ideal for people looking for a short-term fix as results generally only lasts for up to one day. Such products are made using a silicone-based gel which works to ‘fill’ in the creases in the skin, leaving the user with a much smoother-looking finish.