“I don’t want to get Botox, I’ll never be able to smile again!”
“You don’t need Botox until you’re at least 50.”
“Botox? Doesn’t that kill you?”
We’ve all heard myths regarding the popular facial rejuvenation treatment called Botox. The youth-restoring treatment has been shrouded in controversy for quite some time now but is there truth to these myths or are they just baseless misconceptions?
Botox treatment has been a popular one with around 7 million people getting the minimally invasive cosmetic procedure done the past few years. Let’s separate fact from fiction and see what Botox really does for your skin.
1. Botox will “Freeze” Your Face
Many people fear that Botox will “freeze” their face or in other words, make them look emotionless or expressionless. While Botox does tighten the muscles around where it has been injected, it does not completely freeze the face or inhibit any muscles from moving. The ‘frozen’ look is actually a result of a Botox overdose done by an inexperienced injector. This is why it is important to get it done from a reliable aesthetician.
2. Botox is Dangerous
Some are of the misconception that Botox is a dangerous process and not good for your health. That, in fact, is not true as Botox treatments were approved by the FDA all the way back in 1989 and was recently approved as a safe cosmetic product in 2002. The fear around it being toxic is because the protein that Botox is made up of – botulinum toxin – is derived from a bacterium that can also cause food poisoning. However, Botox incorporates a perfectly purifies isolate of the protein which is safe for cosmetic treatments.
3. Botox is Painful
Some consider Botox to be a painful and invasive procedure but it is far from that. After an area has been injected, the person will feel little to no pain or discomfort. Extremely small needles are used and they’re injected only a little below the skin surface. The person may feel a slight pinching sensation while getting the injection, but the aesthetician will have applied a numbing cream.
4. Botox is just for Older Women
Women of all age groups get Botox as a skin treatment, not just women of age. In fact, Botox is becoming quite popular with those in their 20s and 30s because it works great as a preventative anti-aging measure. Getting Botox before the aging process starts can actually help our skin stay crease and wrinkle-free.
5. Creams are just as Effective as Botox
Again, another myth! No cream can actually get rid of the wrinkles from your skin as extensively as Botox can. Creams only work on the upper surface of the skin while Botox goes beneath it to work from the layer deep. Creams can be used in conjunction with Botox.
Make sure to get your Botox and other cosmetic treatments done from a reliable and renowned skin clinic in your area. Prestige Health Group is one of the best places to get skin rejuvenation and skin tightening procedures done in Calgary.