Breaking the Myths about Botox
Botox is a natural, purified protein that relaxes the muscle when injected. The relaxation is targeted to the muscles in the face, which cause the face to wrinkle, scowl or knit the brows leaving residual wrinkles. Controlling these actions has the effect of preventing the formation of wrinkles or folds and makes one’s look rejuvenated and younger. The active ingredient in botox treatment is derived from bacteria in much the same way. It is manufactured in sterile laboratory conditions. This treatment is administered by skilled, qualified medical professional only. The effect last 4 to 6 months before line slowly begins to returns. If you have repeat treatments the effect tends to last longer.
Botox treatments as aesthetic services have attracted consumers for a long time now. With the change in lifestyle and approach to wellness and beauty – more individuals are focused on capturing their youth. Even with its wide acceptance, the number of consumers who refuse to accept the benefits of this treatment is high.
- Botox is toxic and dangerous – Botox holds a long and well-established history of being safe, with more than 16 million treatments being performed since it was first introduced. In fact, some medical treatments use Botox to treat illnesses such as migraines, excessive underarm sweating, and an overactive bladder.
- Botox and fillers are unbearably painful – There will always be some discomfort when having cosmetic injections, but it is by no means unbearable. Many compare the sensation of Botox injections to that of a mosquito bite, not excruciating by any stretch. Fillers can be a little uncomfortable, but the majority contain the numbing agent lidocaine to minimize discomfort.
- Botox only works for facial wrinkles – Botox has a vast range of applications apart from smoothing out lines and wrinkles. It relieves migraines, neck and back pain, facial twitches, jaw joint pain, excessive sweating, and even depression.
- Side Effects of Botox – It is believed that should you start with Botox treatments and dermal fillers, your skin will start sagging and wrinkling more than ever before if you stop the treatments. When the effects of Botox and fillers wear off, the skin will look exactly like it did before the treatment, without deterioration. There is no need to worry if you will have to undergo treatment ad infinitum. Having tried botox once, whether you repeat it or not, is completely a matter of choice.
- Only women get Botox – The number of men requesting this service is increasing drastically. Men too want to freeze their youth, and it’s a misconception that this treatment is necessary and undergone only by women.
- Face cream can do the same job as Botox – It’s an easy marketing tool to say “just like Botox” or “better than Botox” on face cream. The thought of just applying a cream instead of having an injection is comforting to some. Good skincare routine is essential but botox results cannot be achieved by just a cream.
- It won’t look natural – Anytime you see someone with lips or cheeks that don’t look natural it is usually because they have put too much filler on their face or from a cheaper source. Not skimping on such treatments and getting it done from a trusted source is significant.
- Botox is addictive – There is no drug within the injections that is addictive to patients, so this cannot happen. The feeling of wanting to look young can be addictive which with the right practitioner, will be monitored and never overdone.
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The right clinic and aesthetician can do wonders and help you look youthful. Break these myths and choose the right treatment for yourself.