Should I get Botox? You need to know these four things first
Has going under the needle been playing on your mind? It’s important to arm yourself with all the facts before taking the plunge. In collaboration with NEXT Magazine, the beautyheaven team got together to weigh in on all things Botox. From advice and regrets to costs and benefits, New Zealand’s leading beauty editors lay it all on the table, for you to make an informed decision.
The bh team got together to chat through their experiences with Botox
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What you need to know before getting Botox:
Botox, not to be confused with fillers, is the world’s most popular appearance medicine treatment – and for good reason. For a no-knife-needed treatment, the possibilities and results are pretty incredible and life-changing! Botox is most commonly used to relax wrinkle-causing muscles and temporarily soften facial lines, creating a refreshed, youthful look. However, there are numerous surprising and unusual uses for Botox from alleviating excessive sweating to relieving migraines.
It’s a long-term commitment
The effects of Botox typically last from three to five months so be prepared to get regular top-up treatments.
Don’t shop on price alone
While alluring, price should not be the deciding factor when it comes to choosing a Botox clinic. You know those horror stories and celebrity frozen faces you see in the mags? While uncommon, they’re an example of how Botox can go wrong when not carried out by an experienced professional. It’s also important to find a nurse you can trust who takes the time to understand your concerns and expectations, evaluate your face and give honest advice.
Do your homework
Definitely do your research before locking into a clinic. Check Instagram before and after photos, talk to friends who’ve had Botox and book in a consultation with a clinic before getting the treatment.
Remember that Botox is a non-surgical procedure and while it can deliver amazing results it’s not going to drastically change your face. A good clinic will talk through your concerns and let you know if they are realistic or beyond what Botox can achieve.
For more on Botox – from preventative Botox AKA 'Baby Botox' to our own personal experiences – check out episode one of our What Women Don’t Talk About series above.
Have you had Botox before – what did you think?