Between money, time, and the aggro spent trying to nail the perfect...
Between money, time, and the aggro spent trying to nail the perfect look, we all invest significant resources in beauty. But would you have guessed that you'll spend more than €30,000 on makeup and skincare in your lifetime?
That's what a study of 2,000 women in the UK and Ireland found - and the researchers only started tracking purchases made from the age of 18. (Raise your hand if your pocket money went straight into the Boots and Superdrug tills starting in secondary school.)
The same research revealed that the average woman buys 38 products for her face every year. Over a lifetime, that's nearly 2,500 lotions, potions, and cosmetics aimed at perfecting our appearance.
This doesn't account for how much time we spend trying to work out how to use all these products. YouTube beauty videos - from tutorials and product reviews to vlogs and DIY guides - got nearly 100 billion views in 2017 alone.
On some level, we sense there must be a better way. While the latest trends and celebrity endorsements can whip us into a frenzy, we're also aware that marketing and PR teams are working overtime to sell us hope in a jar (literally).
Our hunch is correct: There is a better way to allocate our resources. This way also achieves far superior results than the overpriced 'miracle' moisturisers and 'holy grail' cosmetics in which we've placed so much hope.
The answer: A modest investment in scientifically proven, physician-administered treatments that yield significantly better results than any of those 2,500 products we're predicted to buy.
Botox is one such proven treatment. Most of us know it as the number one treatment for a variety of facial concerns, from crow's feet and worry lines to jawline muscles and droopy eyelids. The results Botox produces are immediate, with a visible payoff within hours of treatment.
What many don't realise is that Botox is also an investment in 'future-proofing' your face. Used preventatively, it can ensure that still-forming, dynamic wrinkles - like the forehead expression lines you get from everyday facial movements - don't turn into static, permanent wrinkles. That's one promise no topical cream can ever make, let alone keep.
You only get one face. Instead of taking your chances on €30,000 worth of product spend, consider a wise, modest investment in clinical beauty treatments. Why leave your looks up to chance when you can leave them in the hands of medically qualified, expert aesthetic practitioners?
If you're curious about how Botox could significantly rejuvenate your appearance, book a free consultation with one of our doctors. Our highly-skilled aesthetic physicians will give you a personal assessment, tailoring any treatment to your unique facial anatomy and your desired results, explaining the treatment in full, and answering all of your questions. Click here to book your consultation appointment today. You have nothing to lose and a LOT of money to save on useless products!