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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.


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

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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 is… Prejuvenation?

What does prejuvenation mean? It’s a term cosmetic practitioners use to talk about preventative treatments which they use to delay the signs of ageing.

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Today I’m talking about prejuvenation, it’s the idea that if you start doing tweakments early, like in your twenties, and you have a little bit of wrinkle-relaxing toxin to stop the wrinkles setting in, then they won’t really develop so you won’t age as fast as you would normally.

It sounds logical and it has been proven in clinical studies too – so yes, it works, but here’s the thing –  I’m not mad keen on it. Why? Just because if you start thinking you must never have a single wrinkle and it’s a really terrible thing, then that kind of sets up all these phobias, around the whole process of showing any signs of ageing.

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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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What’s the best injection for wrinkles?

Curious about which cosmetic injections can best tackle wrinkles? It depends on the type of wrinkles, says tweakments expert Alice Hart-Davis

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There are several different kinds injections that you could try to soften wrinkles. You could try the obvious kind of anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox. But it depends a bit on the wrinkles.  There are other injections out there, too,  injections which might suit you better. Want to know more? Read on! 

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What is the Difference Between Botox and Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Independent tweakments expert Alice Hart-Davis unpicks the (tiny) differences between Botox and other anti-wrinkle injections Dysport, BoCouture and Jeveau

It can be confusing when you hear of Botox and anti-wrinkle injections being talked about as if they were two different things when in fact both do the same job – of relaxing muscle activity and softening frown lines as a result. But there are some differences between the Botox and other anti-wrinkle injections, which is what this blog is here to explain. 

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How long do anti wrinkle injections last?

What are the factors that affect how long anti wrinkle injections such as Botox will last for? Tweakments expert Alice Hart-Davis explains

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Anti-wrinkles injections such as Botox can help relax the ‘dynamic’ wrinkle-lines in your face. They are one of the most popular tweakments carried out by practitioners, and millions of these treatments are done every year.  One of the key things that people always wants to know about anti-wrinkle injections is,  “How long will they last for?” Well, here is the low-down. 

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What is the difference between Botox and Filler?

Tweakments expert Alice Hart-Davis explains that Botox and fillers are very different kinds of treatments, even if some people think they’re the same

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People often confuse Botox and filler injections as being the same kind of treatment. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, they are both temporary tweakments which last for a number of months, and will make a difference to the way you look. But Botox and fillers are two completely different substances, injected into different parts of the face, to achieve completely different results. Although it’s not hard to confuse the two, as many people use the phrase ‘Botox and Fillers’ to describe non-surgical cosmetic treatments in general, while having both treatments done during one session.

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Should you try Botox and fillers at Superdrug?

Superdrug is offering Botox from £99. I went along to check it out for The Times, But it didn’t go quite as I had hoped…

How interesting to see that Superdrug are offering Botox and fillers. Does this mean we have reached the tipping point where aesthetic treatments are finally almost acceptable? It looks that way, given how the girls on this year’s series of Love Island were freely discussing what they’ve had done – though I suspect their mothers’ generation, people my age, will go on being cautious about tweakments for a while yet.

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