Nowadays, Botox injections have become one of the most popular treatments in aesthetics medicine around the world. Its results are just amazing, but because of the popularity of this procedure, people created a lot of myths that can scare those who have never tried Botox. In order to calm the “freshers” down, let’s discuss some of these myths and dispel them.
#1 Botox is immediate and permanent
The answer to both statements is “no”. You can see the slight effect during the first 3-5 days after injection. The full result appears after 7-10 days. The thing is that Botox is aimed to slow down the muscles’ movement and decrease the number of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a process that demands time and, sometimes, not one but two injections. Also, the results are temporary, between four to six months. After that, muscle activity will begin to return, and you’ll need another injection.
#2 Cosmetic injections are painful
Usually, the feeling of Botox injections is unnoticeable, like a mosquito bite. Really sensitive people feel it like a little pinch. Of course, it depends on your pain threshold. However, this procedure is very quick, and the needle that is used is thin, so the discomfort that can be caused passes in a few seconds. And if you are scared, bring a friend to hold your hand ;)
#3 Botox treatments are unsafe
This statement is old fashioned. Botulinum toxin injections have been used in aesthetics medicine for over 20 years now, and it is a 100% safe treatment. The thing is that Botox is the byproduct of botulinum toxin that is usually associated with food poisoning. But the amount of agents injected into the body is too small to be toxic. This treatment has been perfecting for years now, so no worries, you are completely safe!
#4 Botox is just for women
This is one of the most common misconceptions. And even though the percentage of women who use botox injections is higher, this procedure is popular among men too. They just don’t like to show it off and talk about this procedure so much. Men usually use Botox to soften their wrinkles on the upper third of the face in order to look less angry and, of course, younger. Also, men have stronger facial muscles. That is why they normally need a higher dosage of the product. So, don’t be shy. We may confidently say that Botox became a unisex procedure with no boundaries.
#5 Cosmetic injections are used only when wrinkles and lines appear
Mostly, people start thinking about different treatments when the lines are already showing on the face, and it is necessary to make them disappear. But the truth is that Botox is a great preventional procedure. There is no need to wait until the wrinkles become visible. Moreover, if lines are already noticeable, it can be harder to soften them, and also can take more time to see the result. What we are trying to say here is that prevention is better than cure, so don't delay this kind of procedure if you are thinking about doing one.
To conclude, Botox is considered one of the most popular, safe, and effective anti-aging procedures all over the world. And that is why there are so many myths built around it. Of course, be careful when choosing the doctor. Ask their other patients who have already worked with them about their work. Usually, it’s not a problem. And don’t trust every myth you have read. It’s better to check everything twice. Hope you’ve enjoyed this article. Stay safe!