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Afraid of Botox? Here’s How to Prevent Wrinkles

The idea of taking a needle to your skin tends to be pretty unsettling. When combined with the various rumors about Botox that have floated around the medical and cosmetic communities for ages, store this wrinkle prevention method can sound pretty unappealing. No need to inject anything: fighting wrinkles is as easy as a trip to the makeup aisle.\n\nIs \”preventative Botox\” the solution?\n\nNo. ¬†Preventative Botox is simply a term for getting the injection earlier in your life to avoid wrinkles emerging later. It’s no different than injecting it later in life, ask when wrinkles have naturally formed. ¬†Sometimes, this even has the negative effect of making you look like an artificial, robotic version of yourself.\n\nHow do I do it myself?\n\nIt’s all about understanding what Botox is: a muscle paralyzer, rather than a chemical that interacts directly with skin. This is where moisturizer comes in. \”Preventative moisturizing\” is becoming increasingly more popular among Botox candidates, since all it requires is applying serum, oil, or moisturizer — whichever you’re using at the time — to any lines you notice forming.\n\nIt gets even more natural\n\nMoisturizers tend to be rife with natural ingredients since they sit directly on the skin. It’s important to remember that things as simple as maintaining a vitamin- and mineral-rich diet and lifestyle can counteract wrinkles far in advance. In particular, sun exposure can provide you vital vitamins for skin care — just don’t forget your sunblock!\n\nWhat better way to complement great skin than with a great makeup routine? The Whitney Center‘s permanent cosmetic solutions ensure your makeup will consistently look amazing without constant application. Contact us today to learn how we can take your skin from a 9 to a 10.

Should You Inject Your Beauty?

We’ve all heard of the Hollywood star with too much Botox and a plastic look. Is this reputation undeserved? We break down whether injections of Botox and other similar chemicals can be of any true benefit.\n\n\n\nWrinkle prevention\n\nBotox is used to counteract existent wrinkles, cheap but it also wards off future wrinkles. The same muscles that Botox paralyzes to scale down on wrinkles are responsible for forming more wrinkles, troche so their inactivity will directly lead to fewer wrinkles. Of course, this paralysis is only temporary, so failing to return for follow-up injections won’t do anything to prevent future wrinkles.\n\nSafety\n\nCosmetic injectables are universally safe. However, it’s best to go to certified, reputable professionals for injections, as pure products can often be spliced or reduced in concentration to save money. Which leads directly into the next point…\n\nPrice and permanence¬†\n\nInjections often require follow-up appointments frequently after the initial work is done. The initial injection is often quite expensive, with follow-ups costing a decent chunk as well. Many people seeking the restorative properties of injectables have begun to opt for more long-term solutions.\n\nPermanent cosmetics is one such solution. A one-time fee for a procedure and a follow up covers you for five to seven years. Focus on developing a permanent makeup routine that distracts from the imperfections you’d aim to hide with injectables. Contact us here at The Whitney Center, where our decade-plus experience has placed us ahead of our competitors since we begun, to learn more.