To Botox or not to Botox — you decide

Did you know that Botox is now the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment, with more than six million treatments administered every single year all around the world? But what exactly is it, and what does it do?

To give it its full medical finery, it is a neurotoxin (its full name is Botulinum toxin ), whose purpose is essentially to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralysing the underlying muscles. Or, in simple everyday language, it is essentially a type of cosmetic injection or anti-wrinkle injectable, albeit the most widely recognised one of all, owing to its longevity (it is now 25 years old and counting ).

The difference between Botox and fillers

Botox and fillers are very similar; both are used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the entire face area — forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, cheekbones, lip contour and lip volume. However there are subtle differences between what are really two slightly different types of anti-wrinkle injectables: Botox is an injectable that is used to treat active facial lines - in other words, those lines that have only recently formed. Fillers, on the other hand, are used to treat firmly established wrinkles, reducing them simply by adding volume.

Celebrities who love Botox and fillers

Botox is probably now more famous than the many famous people who use it, and who regard it as just another essential part of their self-beautifying regime. Look at any picture of any A-lister star and the chances are that the youthful, wrinkle-free face that you see before you has been accentuated enormously by the wonders of Botox or fillers.

From Kylie Jenner to Amanda Brunker

Kylie Jenner of Kardashian fame, is a perfect case in point; yes, she is of course blessed with plenty of natural beauty. However, she freely admits that her wonderfully luscious lips are enhanced and maintained by the magic of fillers. But of course, fillers are no longer designed purely for Hollywood megastars with bucketloads of money, far from it. In fact our own Amanda Brunker, author and model, feels that Botox is the only cure for stopping the rot (of ageing ).

Botox and fillers are temporary and completely safe — so enhance your natural look, knowing that nothing is permanent.

The great thing about both fillers and Botox is that they are proven to be extremely safe treatments. In fact, the main risk that people face is not the treatment itself, but rather the way in which it is administered by practitioners who are simply not well qualified in the area of cosmetic surgery. So if you are considering fillers or some other anti-wrinkle injectable treatment you should only ever consider putting your trust in a clinic that has a proven track record and history, as well of course, as a leading, highly qualified doctor.

As one of the most reputable and trusted skin, beauty, and body treatments clinics in Ireland, what better place to go for your treatments than the Therapie clinics nationwide, which are now offering these treatments at affordable prices making them attainable to everyone, not just the celebrities.

Contact Therapie Clinic for an appointment at its doctor’s clinic. Anti-wrinkle injections are €120 for one area and only €240 for two areas. Just call Therapie Clinic on Shop Street at 091 539900 or visit therapieclinic.com

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