Joan Rivers, the famous comedienne and actress once quoted “save your money on looking good! Better a new face coming out of an old car, than an old face coming out of a new car” and we, like millions of women it seems, are inclined to agree. Although Botox® injections don’t break the bank, like many surgical procedures, they can still have an effect on the pocket and for many of us, it might be a case of making a choice between that pair of Manolos or the 6 monthly dose of toxin. In so many cases, we hear of our patients saving up every month, for their Botox® and foregoing the more expensive shoes, for say, a high street brand, at times when they need to. But why is Botox® so revered and desired by so many women, not only in the UK, but across the globe?
The answer is really simple. Botox® makes us look younger and in 99.9% of cases, will work! This prescribed potent drug isn’t a fancy cream with expensive packaging and grand claims of being an elixir of youth. It doesn’t employ models or actresses to appear on TV, bragging about its ‘could be’ effect on the skin. Botox® is serious stuff and for many women, is the go-to’ for anti-ageing. Buy that cheaper pair of shoes, but still look facially fabulous. We hear Joan cheer from heaven!
Expensive clothing, shoes and cars go out of fashion. Facial beauty has stood the test of time, so why not invest in that, rather than driving off a forecourt in a pricey motor, only to find out when you come to sell it, that it’s halved in value. In fact, Botox® not only smoothes expression lines and wrinkles that you can see, but with regular visits to Dr Dan Dhunna for treatment, will prevent new lines and wrinkles from ever forming (now THAT’S an investment we like).
As Botox® is FDA approved for the treatment of facial expression lines and only takes 10 minutes to administer by a fully medically trained professional, it’s clinically safe and convenient to undergo. The results from a Botox® procedure can last many months (some patient even claim theirs can last up to 8 months at a time) and can be noticed in as little as 24 hours, following the procedure. There is no clinical downtime, which means you can return to your daily life (adhering to any aftercare instructions that might be required in the short term) immediately after your Botox® treatment.
For the maintenance of your results, we at Dr Dan Dhunna’s clinic, recommend that you return to the clinic every 4 to 6 months, but do not recommend that you undergo Botox® more than 3 times per year.
The price you pay for your Botox® treatment will definitely be reflected in the quality and standard of your treatment. If you go cheap, with a non-medically trained practitioner, you could be running the risk of a poorly administered treatment, which could carry significant risks, so always make sure you choose a trained doctor, dentist, surgeon or prescribing nurse for your Botox® treatment. Paying that little bit extra could save you a lot of heartache down the line.
Women are clever at choosing clothing, bags and shoes that can look amazing without breaking the bank. If you have style and substance, even the most cost-effective clothing will look great on you. Think of all the charity shops and vintage stores that thrive, from those who cleverly put together amazing outfits on a budget. What you should not skimp on however, is your cosmetic injectable treatments. It’s worth putting a few pounds by each month to pay for your beloved Botox®, in order to look a million dollars for years to come!