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Should young women be having tweakments?

Can it be true that two-thirds of millennials want to have non-surgical procedures? Tweakments guide founder Alice Hart-Davis wishes they wouldn’t.

Should young woman be doing Tweakments? I find this a really difficult topic to discuss because personally I wish they wouldn’t, but that makes me sound like a real grumpy old reactionary —  and hypocritical as well because I’ve been doing these things for as long as I’ve been able to get hold of them and I’m sure if they had been around when I was 25, I would have been very curious to try them, too. 

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Talking about Botox on BBC Woman’s Hour

What did BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour want to ask tweakments queen Alice Hart-Davis about Botox? Here’s the answer.

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Thank you Jane Garvey for having me on @bbcwomanshour and talking tweakments, and to Melanie Abbott for laying out all the facts and figures. 

The idea was to explore whether whether Botox is becoming normalised – and to look at the gendered nature of the emphasis on youthful looks.  Continue reading “Talking about Botox on BBC Woman’s Hour”

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Let’s talk about… Crow’s Feet Wrinkles

It’s not hard to soften the crow’s feet lines around the eyes, says Alice Hart-Davis. Start with good quality skincare and consider moving on to tweakments

You might call them smile lines, you might call them ‘crow’s feet’, but more to the point, what can you do about them? The skin around the eyes is thin and wrinkles easily, so few of us are going to escape the fine lines that settle in to this area. Good skincare, as ever, is the place to start in order to support and protect your skin – particularly since all the tweakments clinics are shut for the time being. 

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What does Botox feel like when it starts to work?

What to expect when you’ve just had Botox and how you can tell that your treatment is working.

If you’re considering Botox or any other type of anti-wrinkle injection you’re probably wondering what if feels like and if it is strange or uncomfortable.

Botox is the brand name for an anti-wrinkle toxin that is used cosmetically to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is made from the neurotoxin botulinum toxin type A, which is derived from a bacterium called clostridium botulinum, found in the natural environment where it is mostly inactive and non-toxic.

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Is it too late for Botox?

Are you worried that you have left it too late for Botox? The good news is that it’s never too late, you’ll just have to manage your expectations first.

How old is too old for Botox? This is a question that many women and men ask. No matter how meticulously and thoroughly you look after your skin, there is likely to come a time as you approach 60 when the gradual breakdown of collagen—which starts at about age 25—has inevitably left you with some wrinkles to contend with. Can Botox do anything for you at this stage, or is it simply too late?

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How to pick the right practitioner for Botox

Finding the right aesthetic practitioner is vital to staying safe and achieving results you’re happy with. Here are some tips on what to look for.

Because the aesthetics industry in the UK is so lightly regulated, it falls to the patient to do the necessary research into practitioners . Only a trained healthcare professional, such as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist prescriber, or nurse prescriber can prescribe Botox, though sadly it’s not the same for fillers where anyone can legally obtain and inject them. Continue reading “How to pick the right practitioner for Botox”

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5 common misconceptions about anti-wrinkle injections

Five of the most common myths about anti-wrinkle injections and Botox, along with why they’re false claims.

It’s easy to understand why people are nervous about getting anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox. After all, botulinum toxin Type A, to give it its proper name, is derived from a nerve poison; and yes, if it is badly done, it can look awful. But there’s a lot of information out there about Botox and other anti-wrinkle injections that ISN’T true. Here are five myths, busted.  

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The secret’s out – it’s time to talk tweakments…

Lots more people are getting tweakments nowadays, but the conversation hasn’t moved on in years. I’m looking to change all that – for some very good reasons.

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There was a time when tweakments were the preserve of celebrities – though you would be hard pressed to find one who would admit to it. Nowadays, the conversation has moved on and tweakments – aka non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Botox, fillers and skin peels – are becoming more and more mainstream. When I say mainstream, I mean to the extent that you can now get Botox in Superdrug in the UK, and in the States, ‘Botox bars’ such as Plump and Ject are springing up, which make the whole experience of injectables feel more casual and less clinical. Now, more than ever, it’s time to open up the discussion surrounding tweakments.

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What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Injections to relax wrinkles are the most popular non-surgical procedure around the world. Alice Hart-Davis explains what they are and how they work.

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Anti-wrinkle injections are cosmetic injections of neurotoxins – nerve poisons –  which can reduce muscle activity in the face, which in turn smooths out the wrinkles made by expression lines. The best known brand of anti-wrinkle injections is Botox, which is well proven, effective, and the most commonly  used cosmetic procedure worldwide. Continue reading “What are anti-wrinkle injections?”

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What are the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections?

Can you guess the top 10 benefits of anti-wrinkle injections, asks tweakments expert Alice Hart-Davis?

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Anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox are known as the most popular cosmetic medical procedure all around the world. But what exactly are the benefits? The most obvious benefit of anti-wrinkle injections is that they are the quickest fix to reverse the signs of ageing. But there is a host of other benefits that anti-wrinkle injections can deliver, including several that you may not have known about. 

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