What is right for me?
At The Aesthetics Club we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of rejuvenating treatments. It is important to us that our patients feel informed when it comes to choosing the most appropriate treatment to improve the concerns they have.

We are often asked to outline the pros and cons of Botox vs.micro-needling; they can both be used to improve fine lines and wrinkles but which one is best for you? Botox temporarily stops the clock on deep wrinkles forming and when performed by a skilled hand has a wonderful rejuvenating effect. Micro-needling concentrates on the skin’s condition; it improves skin texture, fine lines, pigmentation, acne scarring, pore size and lack lustre skin, in terms of skin rejuvenation micro-needling is hard to rival, but if deeper lines are your main concern Botox could be the treatment for you, read on to find out how each treatment will help you feel fabulous.

How Botox works
Botox smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles but does not directly treat the surface of the skin. It is injected into the underlying muscle, partially paralysing it. This restricts muscle mobility – not so much that it prevents you from making normal facial expressions, but enough to reduce deep wrinkling when you frowns or squints. This can also help prevent wrinkles from deepening over time.

For anti-aging, Botox injections are most commonly used on frown lines, the forehead and crow’s feet. Patient’s no longer have to worry about the face-freezing results formerly associated with this product. Botox is now used more judiciously, to achieve far more subtle effects. The amount required depends on the severity of your wrinkles and the desired results.

The effects of Botox slowly diminish, but injections can be repeated indefinitely if you would like to maintain results. You can schedule sessions at 3-6 month intervals, depending on your needs.

How micro-needling works
This procedure aims to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance by stimulating the production of healthy new cells. This literally renews the skin, so the result is smoother, more radiant, firmer and more youthful in appearance.

At The Aesthetics Club we use Dermapen®, the most advanced micro-needling pen on the market. This hand-held tool delivers superior results for our patients, it is virtually pain-free and allows problem areas to be highly targeted, this makes it easy to treat even narrow or hard to reach areas such as around the nose. The procedure can be used anywhere on the body to treat a whole host of conditions from acne scarring to stretch marks.

Tiny needles create microscopic punctures that close almost immediately. The body works naturally to repair these wounds. Newly-formed capillaries increase blood flow, and newly-produced collagen and elastin improve the structure and texture of the skin. Dermapen® micro-needling does not damage the epidermis long term, it simply causes minor trauma in the area to kick of the body’s own healing cascade. There is virtually no risk of infection or scarring from the procedure, redness will be present for around 24 hours afterwards however this can be easily covered with a mineral based make-up.

Tightening and smoothing results are visible almost immediately, however it continues to improve the skin’s condition up to18 months post treatment. We usually recommend 3-5 treatments to address wrinkles and fine lines or conditions such as acne scarring. Sessions are usually spaced about a month apart, giving the skin ample time to continue healing between procedures.

A combined approach…
All skin types are suitable candidates for both micro-needling and Botox injections. Depending on your needs, you may even like to try both treatments to achieve optimal results, we use micro-needling to improve the surface and deeper condition of the skin, while Botox injections help improve the longevity of your results. Book in for a free consultation now to find out how we can help you achieve flawless skin.