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CosBeauty Magazine #94

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty. In this issue: - Professional makeup hacks - DIY party hair - 30+ products for that perfect sunless tan - The 2022 guide to face tweakments - The rise of the celebrity beauty brand - Our Christmas gift guide

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty.
In this issue:
- Professional makeup hacks
- DIY party hair
- 30+ products for that perfect sunless tan
- The 2022 guide to face tweakments
- The rise of the celebrity beauty brand
- Our Christmas gift guide

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT<br />

ANTI-WRINKLE<br />

INJECTIONS<br />

• Smooths away dynamic lines such as crow’s feet,<br />

forehead lines and the “11’s” between the eyes<br />

• Subtle brow lift effect<br />

• Jawline slimming<br />

Known under the brand names Botox, Dysport and<br />

Xeomin, botulinum toxin is single-handedly the most<br />

popular aesthetic treatment. Botulinum toxin works by<br />

blocking nerve stimulation to wrinkle-causing muscles,<br />

which prevents the muscle from contracting and smooths<br />

away wrinkles and fine lines.<br />

As a muscle relaxant, it is used to treat crow’s feet<br />

around the eyes, the frown lines between the eyebrows<br />

(glabellar lines) and the worry lines across the forehead.<br />

It can also be used to produce the effect of a brow lift<br />

by relaxing the muscles that drag down the brow. It can<br />

also be used (off label) in the masseter muscle to create<br />

a slimmer-looking jawline.<br />

A few tiny injections are administered just under the<br />

skin and the results kick in around Day 4 or 5, reaching<br />

their full result around 2 weeks and lasting on average for<br />

about 4 months. The procedure usually takes about 10<br />

minutes and is generally well tolerated.<br />

FILLERS<br />

• Used to add volume to cheeks, midface, temple hollows and lips<br />

• Fills in static lines, wrinkles, depressions and scars<br />

Fillers are used to add volume and structure, fill deep folds and smooth fine lines and<br />

wrinkles. There are different grades of fillers designed specifically for use in different parts of<br />

the face and for different purposes – from creating fuller lips to revolumising sagging cheeks<br />

to filling in hollowing temples. Fillers can be injected superficially to add volume to lips, fill<br />

in fine lines or reduce under-eye circles and hollows. They can also be used more deeply to<br />

‘sculpt’ the face and add contour, projection and definition to areas such as the cheeks, chin,<br />

jawline and even the nose.<br />

Today’s fillers vary in longevity, composition and viscosity, depending on what and where<br />

is being treated, but all are gel-like in consistency and use a substance called hyaluronic<br />

acid, which is found naturally in the body and can absorb up to 1,000 times its own weight in<br />

water. The type of filler (composition and viscosity), where it’s used and the depth of injection<br />

all influence the final result, and how long they last. Superficial ‘soft’ injections for lips, for<br />

example, may last up to 6 months, while firmer filler designed for building and contouring and<br />

injected deep on the bone can last 12-18 months.<br />

There’s some discomfort associated with filler injections but a topical anaesthetic should<br />

help keep you comfortable. Depending on the amount of areas, this type of procedure will<br />

take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour on average.

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