Demi Moore swears by it, Patsy Kensit has it every six months, and even Kylie is rumoured to have tried it. We’re talking Botox, but don’t be put off – it’s not just for celebs. Botox has been licensed for use in the UK for over a decade and having your wrinkles ‘smoothed out’ is now almost as common as going for a facial. It’s a treat and we all deserve a treat from time to time.
More and more women as well as men are getting regular Botox injections just as they get regular hair cuts. At No 9 we offer both Botox and dermal fillers as a way of rejuvenating your looks and they are fairly inexpensive options to choose.
Painlessly injected just under the skin, Botox relaxes the facial muscles resulting in a reduction of wrinkles. Proven to be safe and effective, crow’s feet and wrinkles around the nose or on the forehead can soon be a thing of the past. The effects take around 7 to 10 days to become apparent and last for between 4 and 6 months. Each time you get the treatment the wrinkles return less as the muscles are trained to relax. The process is so quick and simple, you can pop in for a top-up in a lunch-hour!
Another form of non-surgical cosmetic treatment, dermal fillers restore volume or fullness to the face and lips with immediate effect. As skin ages, we lose collagen, fat and other natural moisturising substances from our skin – these are the things which keep it looking young and feeling firm so with less of them our skin becomes thinner and we start to see lines, wrinkles and folds developing. Dermal fillers restore the lost volume in the face by plumping out lines, wrinkles and folds and therefore rejuvenating the appearance. Like botox the benefits last for between 4 and 6 months.