Botox Vs. Cryobeauty - Achieving a sustainable youthful look
The desire for youthful skin is a global phenomenon that has seen countless companies produce products and treatments to satisfy this anti-aging need of men and women across the world. There are creams, needles, crystals, serums, tonics, exercises and more that all promise to give you wrinkle-free, fresh-looking skin. But how do you choose what’s going to work and what’s best for you, your health, and your style?
In this article, we explore two popular offerings, and for us, there is one clear winner.
Botox VS Cryobeauty treatments.
Botox has had a massive rise to fame in recent years with women and men of all ages lining up for an injection of youth to hide their wrinkles on the regular. However, the relatively new kid on the block Cryo is promising the same if not better results with a non-invasive, natural procedure. Let’s explore each option further.
What is Botox?
“Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism.” – Medline Plus.
Botox promises instant results by injecting bacteria-filled liquid into the skin that plumps up lines and wrinkles and shuts off all supply and circulation to the skin, muscles, and surrounding areas so that the area doesn’t move and re-wrinkle. Botox weakens or paralyses certain muscles and blocks certain nerves with effects lasting between three and twelve months, depending on where you are injecting. After that time the skin returns to its pre-botox appearance and requires a top-up; it’s an unsustainable model that requires constant maintenance.
Once the areas of the face have been injected, they don’t move and don’t look natural because the bacterium in the solution stops supply, circulation, and movement. It is preserving a static look and it’s essentially embalming of the face, but on living bodies so there’s now a society of the walking dead. Often people end up with a mismatched look on their face with some parts moving naturally and other parts stuck still.
For some, the side effects after receiving Botox injections can include pain, swelling, or bruising around the injection site through to flu-like symptoms, headache, and upset stomach. Some even get drooping eyelids which doesn’t exactly promote a youthful appearance!
It’s an option that allows people to have this paralysed facial area with out restoring the integrity of their skin so that firming and lifting or whatever your desired result is can be achieved.
Moving past the thought of bacteria being purposely injected into a living person, with warnings not to use Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we’re seeing plenty of red flags being raised.
So, what’s the alternative?
A youthful appearance is highly sought-after but to achieve it doesn’t have to mean filling your skin with injectables.
What is Cryobeauty?
Cryobeauty treatments, like Botox, promise immediate visible results. However, unlike Botox, cryobeauty is a more natural approach and gets the job done by toning and lifting the skin through stimulating elastin fibres, connective tissue, hyaluronic acid, and collagen. As a non-invasive procedure, cryobeauty treatments use cold and light therapy to naturally boost what your skin already has within it.
The best way to describe the difference is in Healing Vs Hiding – cryobeauty heals the skin and Botox hides the damage.
Your collagen hasn’t left you!
Most people have been led to believe that collagen is something that the body loses and must have topped up (through injections or creams) in order to have a youthful appearance. That’s not the case. Collagen doesn’t leave you. Its a decline that can visibly seen though premature ageing but it’s still there waiting to be re-stimulated, to perform at its best.
Through the cold therapy of cryobeauty, combined with natural gels and light therapy, your skin and its natural elements can be re-generated and the fibres multiplied to allow an increase in hydration at your skin’s core. This then enables the immediately visible benefits of cryobeauty treatments which include:
● Breakdown of fat deposits for a trimming effect on any body part
● Reduce lines and wrinkles and smoothing out expression lines and crow’s feet
● Plump overall skin texture
● Increase circulation, lymphatic flow, blood flow, and oxygen levels for a fresh, restored complexion
● Firming of the skin
Additional benefits of Cryo Treatments:
● Requires no downtime or recovery time
● Keeps your expression, keeps you looking like you!
● Improves the integrity of your skin, restoring your natural beauty
So it’s clear if you’re looking to achieve a youthful look through non-invasive and natural treatments, cryobeauty is the way to go. Not only will it produce the desired outcome in a safe and healthy way, there is also no recovery time or bruising to hide.
Now it’s time to wake up that collagen, heal the skin, and discover your best self!