Myths About Botox

Botox is dangerous.
The kind of Botox which is used for cosmetic purposes is actually very safe and can be injected multiple times over the course of several years without harming your skin or organs. Being the most popular type of cosmetic procedure on the market today, Botox has been highly refined and is designed to be safe. Moreover, it has also been approved by the FDA. With that said, it is important to point out that Botox, like any other cosmetic procedure, must be administered by an experienced cosmetic dermatologist. Improper amount of Botox can produce harmful effects in the body. The toxin present in Botox is extremely dangerous to the body if injected in large amounts.

It is easy to get addicted to Botox.
Botox is not permanent and will usually last for about three to six months. Therefore, to maintain its effects over a long period of time, one will be required to have periodic treatments. Doctors do not consider one to three treatments a year as an addiction because this amount is generally needed to preserve the youthful look. However, Botox does produce very desirable results and this may lead some people to seek multiple treatments in a short span of time which is not recommended. Nevertheless, there isn’t any ingredient in Botox itself that can make one addicted to it.

Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm are all the same.
Botox has a very significant difference when compared to Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and other dermal fillers. While it is true that all of these have a similar function, the way they work is not the same. Botox, unlike dermal fillers, is a toxin which temporarily paralyzes muscle contraction. This prevents the muscles from forming wrinkles on the surface of the face. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are substances which are injected to provide more volume and fullness to the facial features.

Botox requires a complex surgical procedure.
A Botox treatment can safely and effectively be administered in as little as fifteen to thirty minutes. Botox is a non-surgical procedure which is accomplished by injecting a substance with the use of a syringe in particular regions of the face. There are absolutely no incisions, profound bleeding, or severe swelling if administered correctly. Additionally, even though it may take up to a week for full results to become apparent, there is no real downtime after a Botox procedure. At most, one might experience some redness, small bruising, or discomfort at the injection area.

Botox can treat every kind of facial wrinkles and folds.
It is true that Botox produces great results. No doubt this has made it the most popular choice when it comes to cosmetic procedures and is a major reason why people keep coming back to it. However, Botox has its limitations and cannot achieve every form of facial rejuvenation. There are a lot of factors which come into play with regards to the type of results you will see from Botox and how long they will last. These include your age, amount of exposure to the sun, facial composition, and diet.

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