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Busting Myths About Botox



Have you ever wondered what Botox is? Botox is a protein that is made by a bacteria made by Botulinum toxin, that is produced by a bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. This is widely used in medical as well as in aesthetic procedures. Previously, Botox was a rare procedure but recently it has become a norm. For cosmetic purposes Botox can help you get rid of wrinkles, creases on the forehead and lines on the side of your mouth. In health care this can be used to treat medical procedures like neck spasms, overactive bladder, migraines and lazy eye. However, there are several misconceptions of Botox that need to be addressed. Let’s bust these myths together one by one.


Myth 1: Botox is a Toxin

The very first concern of clients when opting Botox is if it is safe? Or can it cause any life threatening disease. The answer is Botox is safe, also there has been no scientific evidence that suggests that it causes cancer or some other disease. When  injected by a skilled professional it is completely safe.Therefore it is important to be conscious about the clinic or doctor you choose for a treatment. 

Botox is FDA approved for a number of different procedures. It is important to consult your doctor to know about the materials and procedures they use in order to make sure the best treatment outcome. Just because a treatment worked for an actor or beauty influencer it is not a guarantee that it would work for you too.

Myth 2: Botox is Painful

Absolutely not, the injection needle is very small. According to most patient testimonies Botox is not painful and they feel no more than just a slight pinch like the one you feel for any other injection. In case of any sort of discomfort it is advised to let your provider of the treatment know to devise a possible solution as pain can be subjective. Oftentimes doctors might use some sort of anaesthesia if the patient feels uncomfortable.


Myth 3: Botox leads to Frozen Face

A common misconception about Botox is that it leads to having a frozen face and you might also ask, does Botox mess up your face? It will only look like your expressions are frozen incase you don’t go to a professional for your procedure. While injecting the Botox in fact relaxes the muscles present at the site of the injection and will not make you unable to express any sort of emotion.

Myth 5: Botox is only Effective for Wrinkles or Facial Lines

One of the common Botox myths is that it is only used to erase wrinkles. Botox is used in treating a variety of diseases like Botox for hyperhidrosis, neck pain and headache.

Myth 4: Botox is Permanent and Immediate

If you believe that Botox is permanent it is not so. It lasts for about 3-4 months as the effect wears off and the muscles start contracting and working. The duration for this treatment to last also depends on the individual. In order for the treatment to last long one can go to their doctor for further treatment. To say it in a sentence, Botox is temporary

Another misconception about Botox is that the results appear immediately after the treatment. The truth is that the results appear overtime and gradually, within the time span of about 3 to 5 days. To observe the complete treatment it takes a few days.

Myth 6: Aftercare

Some people think that after Botox avoid movement and that there should be no lying down after Botox. It is advised to avoid lying down for about 4 hours in order to avoid migration of Botox. To make sure there are minimum chances of migration one should go to an expert injectors.

The conclusion about Botox is making sure to consult a doctor regarding your treatment. Clear all your queries and question the professional related to the procedure, the more questions you ask the more at ease you will feel. 

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