The ‘Frozen’ look. Is it time to let it go, let it go

Botox can do a pretty amazing job of smoothing out wrinkles and rolling back the years. But the jury’s still out here at Nouveau House as to whether it’s a good thing or not. Truth be known, we’re inclined to side with Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow, who said she felt Botox made her look “crazy”.

A big issue for us is that, while it works well on your forehead, Botox isn’t so great on your lower face because it can pretty much reduce you to a single blank expression and we think smiling, frowning, and other expressions are part of life!

Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

There’s also the fact that, while Botox injections give you about four months’ worth of a younger-looking you, they’re not entirely risk-free. The general consensus of opinion is that, if you can afford to pay for a high-end practitioner who knows what they’re doing and uses top-quality injectables, you’ll have nothing to worry about.

But even top experts aren’t infallible. You only have to flick through a celebrity magazine to see evidence of that. And you can rest assured those famous faces have paid top dollar for the privilege of looking, well… a bit OTT, shall we say.

The other thing is, you’re not guaranteed to get the same results every time. It’s a bit like Russian Roulette; you never know when a little slip of the hand will leave you with a droopy eyelid. A droopy eyelid you’ll be stuck with for an unknown period of time.

Last but not least, there’s that niggling little fact that Botox is exactly what its name suggests – a toxin. Sure, doctors say it’s relatively harmless, but it’s really more a case of ‘so far, so good’ than an absolute certainty, which is probably why three out of four Botox users in the UK say they’d welcome an effective alternative.

The tide is turning on injectables

The good news is there are alternatives that improve your skin naturally and really do work – Dermatude Meta Therapy being one of them. These new treatments use the latest tech to give you very real, long-lasting results without actually changing the way you look.

Obviously, we’re a little biased when it comes to Dermatude. But if Botox holds no fear for you, we challenge you to try it. It’s an advanced dual-action treatment that works by using a digital needling pen to create thousands of precise micro perforations in the surface of the skin.

Immediately, your body’s natural healing process kicks in, rushing new collagen and elastin to the needled areas to repair the microscopic holes. While these holes are still open, active ingredients are driven into them to nourish the live cells and support healing.

It’s a truly effective way to restore your skin elasticity and thickness safely without the risks associated with injectables. And, of course, naturally, it’s really nice to know you’ll still be able to raise an eyebrow and smile.

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