Botox emerged as a chemical weapon in the second world war, to paralyse the enemy, although they never used it.
Nowadays, Botox is one of the most demanded rejuvenation treatments for several reasons:
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Botox® has been researched for over a century, and it is safe for both cosmetic and therapeutic uses. It received approval from the FDA in 2002.
But in 1980, Dr. Scott had already treated a patient with botulinum toxin to reduce the appearance of facial lines. The patient was his secretary and had only one injection.
What I want to say with all these data is that Botox is a safe treatment. Most of the problems related to it are often due to unqualified professionals rather than the product itself.
Make sure you have your treatment in a proper clinic with qualified staff.
In this post I want to demystify some misconceptions that people have about Botox.
1. Botox doesn’t make You Look Frozen
This happens when the technique is not correct and the amount used is excessive.
I strive to achieve natural results.
When you visit Radiance Hair and Beauty, we will have a consultation to personalise a protocol for you.
2. Botox is not immediate
Raise your eyebrows upwards.
The frontalis muscle wrinkles your forehead.
By injecting Botox, the muscle stops contraction. You cannot elevate the eyebrows, so your wrinkles smooth.
The process to paralyse the muscle takes time, usually 3 to 5 days. But you'll see the final results up to 10 to 14 days later.
Such results vary with age, depth of wrinkles, genetics, individual reaction and whether you had the treatment before.
3. Botox is temporary
Botox usually last 3 to 6 months on the forehead and jawline, and slightly bit longer around the eyes.
But the body begins to regenerate its previous condition 28 days after injection.
You should repeat your treatment when 75% of muscle activity has returned.
When you repeat treatments periodically, the results last longer.
4. Botox is irreversible in the short term
When the treatment is performed, you expect the body to eliminate the Botox. Once injected, there is no way to remove it.
5. The use of Botox does not exclude other types of treatments
such as laser, facials or chemical peels. They just can't be performed for the first 15 days.
Nor does it exclude the use of a good skincare regimen.
Botox reduces wrinkles' expression but does not treat other skin problems, including other wrinkles or dehydration.
6. Botox has multiple applications
Botox smoothens existing wrinkles and is also preventative. But apart from its antiaging effect:
It lifts eyebrows, treats chin dimpling, and facial asymmetries.
It softs the jawline, neck lines, and raises corners of the mouth.
Botox treats migraines and excessive sweating.
It is also used for overactive bladder, muscle spasms, strabismus, torticollis, and tennis elbow.
7. If you stop getting Botox treatments, your wrinkles don’t get worse
The wrinkles return to their previous state once the Botox loses its effect. But regular treatments make them look better for longer.
8. Botox doesn’t require anaesthetic
When the needle penetrates the skin, it feels like a soft, easily bearable pinch.
But if your pain threshold is low, you can always apply an anaesthetic cream 15 minutes before treatment.
The area is usually slightly swollen at the injection sites that fades within an hour.
Bruising can occur on the most sensitive skins.
At Radiance Hair and Beauty, I make sure you reach your aesthetic goals in the best possible and safest way. Check out our Botox treatment here.