Botox is a relatively new and highly popular cosmetic treatment that removes wrinkles by paralyzing the facial muscles. It is injected into the skin near the eyes, eyebrows, and forehead to prevent frown lines and wrinkles from forming on those areas. Despite its popularity, there are many misconceptions about Botox treatments that prevent some people from ever considering it for themselves.
Common Myths Of Botox
Only Older People Get It
The most common misconception about botox is that it’s only used for older people with deep crow’s feet around their eyes or other severe lines on their faces. While this is true in some cases, most people get botox when they are in their thirties and forties. It’s a way of maintaining a youthful appearance without looking like someone who is perpetually surprised by something. It can be used to temporarily eliminate lines on the forehead or between the eyebrows that develop over time as well.
It Weakens The Muscles
Another misconception about Botox is that it weakens the muscles that are injected with it, making them more likely to droop. If you take the time to read about Botox treatments on a credible medical website, you will see that this is not true. The botox is injected directly into the muscles, but it only paralyzes them temporarily. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, there are no sutures or adhesives used in botox treatments either to hold the muscles in place. They stay where they are supposed to without assistance from anything else.
They Make You Look Angry
Botox can give people the appearance of being angry or sad when they aren’t. Because they are temporary, people often want to wear their Botox for days or weeks after getting it done, even if they aren’t happy with the results. It is possible to end up with what looks like an angry expression or a look of panic when you are being sincere when you are speaking.
Truths About Botox
We are here to dispel the misconceptions and give you the truths about Botox.
Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into muscles, it is a temporary treatment and will need to be repeated every 3 months.
Botox does not block nerve signals and does not cause paralysis, it is a treatment to reduce the expression of muscles preventing wrinkles.
Botox will only work on those muscles that it is injected into, it will not work if it is injected into fat or other areas.
Botox WILL NOT change your face- there are no ‘facelifts’ with Botox and no facial contouring benefits like the ones you get with cosmetic surgery.
Getting Ready For Your First Treatment
So, are you ready for your first botox treatment? Yes, I am. Sure, it’s scary, but I am ready. We recommend that you have your first treatment done by an experienced injector. Once you know what’s going on, it will be easier to understand the side effects and what should happen when.
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