Everyone dreams of looking young forever. However, the truth sinks in when you look into the mirror and spot the lines on your forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Aesthetic medicine is the only place most people turn to erase those lines. Many myths are going around on Botox®, so here are some of the myths people should look out for.
1. Botox® gives an expressionless or frozen look
A blank or frozen look arises as a result of an overdose of Botox® unit injections. An injector who is experienced knows how many Botox® units to administer. Botox® acts by reducing muscle activity, but it does not change it radically.
2. Botox® injections are painful
Botox® treatments are usually referred to as “lunchtime procedures” since it is speedy and there is small or no downtime. Pain as a result of the injections is manageable since the needles are very fine, meaning the person only feels a slight sting from the injection. Botox® is often applied after application of a numbing anesthetic cream.
3. Botox® is addictive
Botox® solution contains no addictive properties. Consequently, there is no way a person can become addicted physically to the drug. Individuals only continually depend on cosmetics to make them look fresher and younger.
4. Botox® injections are dangerous
Botox® is a natural protein occurring from bacteria. Any kind of drug or medication that is given improperly is potentially dangerous. Botox® injections are effective when applied by a licensed professional.
5. Botox® injections cause irreparable damage to facial muscles and tissues
Botox® works by relaxing facial muscles and tissues by jamming nerve impulses. It efficiently decreases the activity of the muscles that lead to lines and wrinkles. Muscle activity is only limited by Botox® injections, not damaged.
6. If you discontinue the use of Botox®, wrinkles get worse
Botox® prevents wrinkles from worsening when a person keeps up with the treatments. In cases when a person discontinues its use, the face experiences a slow loss of Botox’s relaxing effect and the skin will resume its normal development of wrinkles.
7. Botox® does not work well for heavy forehead lines
Botox® works efficiently in smoothing out thick lines on the forehead. Nevertheless, since the muscles in that part are dense, it can take several treatments before results are noticeable.
At the ZO Skin Centre in Downtown St. Petersburg, we offer Botox® for people with facial wrinkles and fine lines. Schedule a consultation with us and let us help you improve your appearance.