Botox vs cosmetic surgery benefits | SkinViva Training Academy Manchester

The benefits of botox vs cosmetic surgery

With more and more people these days taking such pride in how they look and wanting that extra boost to inner confidence and self-esteem, there are more treatments available than ever. In this article, we discuss a range of factors as a means of comparing traditional ‘under the knife’ cosmetic surgery with the UK’s rising trend of non-surgical and non-invasive advanced anti-ageing and enhancement treatments, including Botox®.


First up, it’s price! With a ‘downturned economy’ and ‘rising unemployment’, it’s more important than ever that we all achieve excellent value for money as consumers. In comparison to the thousands of pounds needed for cosmetic surgery, SkinViva’s Botox treatments across Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Lancashire produce fantastic results and prices start from £169 for 1 area.

Responding directly to tough times, when the recession really kicked in in 2009, SkinViva launched its direct debit monthly payment scheme across all its clinics which allows customers to spread the cost of their treatments and gives customers further great value by offering a discount versus the normal upfront pricing for Botox in Manchester. Treatments start from £25 per month with no interest to pay and no contractual obligation to sign-up for a full year’s worth of treatments if your circumstances change.

By comparison, some example current average UK price ranges for popular facial cosmetic surgery procedures are listed below:

  • Rhytidectomy (facelift) – £5,650-£7,235
  • Rhinoplasty (nose job) – £3,000-£4,000
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction) £1,570-£3,980

(source :, 2011)

The team at SkinViva believes that its truly effective treatments for anti-ageing should be affordable to everyone and that cost should not be the key driver affecting an individual’s decision on whether to become one of our valued customers.

Time Period

Unlike the permanent effects associated with cosmetic surgery, a key advantage of Botox as the No.1 non-surgical anti-ageing treatment is that the length of time to treat each customer can be adjusted according to individual needs. In many cases use of Botox as an anti-ageing treatment may only be required for a short time period use in order to significantly reduce the visible signs of fine line and wrinkles and aide in retraining the muscles to ease the formation of further lines. Indeed, longer term use of Botox is well-documented for its preventative effect in the formation of future fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, by inhibiting and eventually re-training the muscles not to form the facial expressions which create the undesired signs of ageing, a more youthful look can be maintained for longer.

Recovery Time

With cosmetic surgery, “going under the knife” inevitably brings concerns to all of us. Aside from the days, possibly weeks, off work, there’s the potential for pain associated with the recovery and even the risk of post-surgical infection.

Having a Botox treatment with Skinviva means no recovery time. Our procedures are non-invasive meaning there are no days off work and, in the vast majority of cases, no signs of the treatment having taken place other than a small amount of redness at the injection sight. Because all SkinViva treatments are carried out by expert, trained clinicians using the very latest ultra-fine needles, any small signs of redness usually fade in the first few hours after your treatment takes place.

Pain Level

Some people argue “no pain, no gain!” but as a general rule of thumb most of us choose to avoid pain wherever we possibly can. These days, with the use of modern pain control medication, surgery is not what it once was in days gone by. Indeed, the pain associated with cosmetic surgery can be effectively controlled according to individual need in the days and weeks following your operation.

On the other hand, SkinViva’s non-surgical cosmetic procedures, involving Botox and Dermal Fillers, are so effective in reducing the visible signs of ageing that we challenge why put yourself through any pain at all!

Botox treatments with SkinViva (available throughout Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Lancashire) are administered by our expertly trained clinicians using the latest in ultra-fine needles. For most of our customers this means a pain-free experience and, for those with extra sensitive skin, a simple application of a topical anaestethic eliminates any feeling that may be present at the injection site. In addition, your treatment will be carried out in a relaxed and private environment with one of our friendly clinicians to ensure you get the very best experience possible.


For many people, one of the biggest reasons for the popularity of Botox is that it’s readily available in a variety of situations and locations. Skinviva offers all its treatments in the comfort, friendliness, and discretion of your local beauty salon. SkinViva has many locations for its treatments all over the North-West region and is growing all the time through Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Derbyshire and so you’re bound to find a salon which is nearby and convenient for you – see our Locations page for the latest list of SkinViva salons.

All SkinViva customers are treated with utmost respect and discretion. Upon attending your first appointment you will have a free consultation with your clinician who will advise you of your suitability for treatment. In over 95% of cases, SkinViva customers have their treatment carried out there and then with beautiful, natural-looking results quickly and easily achieved.

Retrain not redesign

Arguably the best reason for a short term treatment involving Botox is to set about retraining the muscles so that they produce less of the wrinkles and fine lines that we all hate so much. Botox works by reducing contraction in the muscles that it is injected into, which in turn helps you make less of those particular facial expressions that create the wrinkles in the first place. SkinViva’s expert clinicians, operating across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, are all highly experienced in the use of Botox and will guide you during your free consultation in how it will best benefit you.

SkinViva Training Academy Manchester

SkinViva Training Ltd offer a range of professional training courses for cosmetic and medical skin treatments.

Courses are directed at suitably qualified and registered medical professionals who wish to learn and build on their skills in delivering these procedures.

The SkinViva Training team upholds high standards of clinical training providing a combination of fully-supervised practical experience together with essential theory. SkinViva Training provides high quality, value-for-money courses at all levels from entry to advanced; preparing candidates to deliver safe, effective non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Popular courses include training in Botox, dermal fillers, injectable lip enhancement and anaesthetics.

For further information, to discuss which course is right for you, to enquire about availability or to book a training course please call 0161 850 2491, email

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