Myths, Misunderstandings and Lies About the Botox Treatment

Botox is the brand name for the drug Botulinum Toxin. Other registered trademarks in the European market are Botulinum Toxin Dysport and Azalure. Soon there will be probably another brand on the market, namely Xenomin. All of these resources can be used safely and are subject to very strict legislation applies to medicines.

There are many myths, surrounding the use of the drug called Botox. Based on some common questions that are usually raised by many, I want to give you more insight through this medium on the myths, lies and misunderstanding around Botox.

Myths, Misunderstandings And Lies About Botox Treatment

Botox applications are becoming more common both among women and among men again. It is known to be a substance that can erase facial wrinkles. However, lack of information about treatment makes patients afraid. Most of these myths can be dispelled with right explanations.

The word Botox (Botulinum toxin) is not unknown. Most men and women know that this is a product that fills grooves and improves facial expressions. However, there is still a lot of misinformation and myths about the facial treatment. Where does it apply? How long is its effect? Some experts and specialists have cleared the air on the myths, misunderstanding and lie about Botox, which is non-invasive facial treatment. The use of Botox is growing on daily basis. It is not only common to elite and celebrities alone.

1- The use of Botox will leave you a “scared face”. This is farther from the truth. It is a myth that has always been associated with the use of botox for a long time. Botox is a protein that temporarily relaxes the muscle in which it is applied. It is used to reduce wrinkles expression, and if it is applied in the correct dose, it refreshes the face, making someone looks healthy. One of the most valuable aspects of the application of Botox for its users is natural results.

2- More wrinkles appear when the drug wears out: This is not the case. Botox prevents wrinkles in addition to reducing wrinkles. Keeping the muscles relaxed during the 4 to 6 months lasting effect helps to deepen the existing wrinkles and the appearance of new wrinkles are prevented. Also, when Botox is applied, there is a reduction of facial wrinkles which later disappear

3- The use of Botox leaves a Distort Lips: Botox is not applied to the lips. The forceful, exaggerated, deformed lips are those filled with permanent fillers such as silicone or methacrylate which migrate over time and do not accompany the physiological aging process.

4- It is only for women over 40 years. Its use is recommended from age 30 when wrinkles begin to emerge. Usage among teenagers, for example, is inadequate for aesthetic purposes and is an unnecessary practice, as there are no wrinkles.

5- Treatment hurts: This is also a capital No. The product is applied using micro injections. So, it is painless. In the case of patients with a low threshold, i.e. very sensitive pain with injection, creams can be applied.

6- Botox is not harmful to me, it’s poison? This is true but does not apply to concentrations that are used to treat wrinkles or excessive sweating. The first basic principle of the toxicology (knowledge of poisons) is that virtually any substance, which is present in excess, can be harmful.

Only the quantity makes a substance poisonous. The consequence of this is that any toxic substance has a threshold value at which no adverse effect on the organism is still detectable. Also, for example, paracetamol, which is used by almost everyone for fever, headache, or other pain symptoms, can have a toxic effect on the liver in high concentrations.

7- Is Botox not harmful in the long term? In 2002, use of Botulinum A was allowed for cosmetic purposes. So there is already a long experience with the product to date and there are no long-term adverse effects reported with the use of Botox for cosmetic or medical purposes.

Is there not a danger that if I stop Botox? Will the wrinkles come back worse than before? On the contrary, Botox is the ideal way to prevent wrinkles.

These are just some of the myths, misunderstandings and lies about Botox Treatment. There are many more but these have been brought to the fore to clear the air on common misconception about this non-invasive facial treatment of combating aging and wrinkles.

Choosing The Right Injectable Filler for Your Aesthetic Facial Problem

Choosing The Right Injectable Filler for Your Aesthetic Facial Problem

About a decade back only one type of filler was available and that was for treating facial lines and wrinkles. This was an injectable collagen that was extracted from cow proteins and its results were only temporary. Today, when science and technology has advanced so much, there are a number of filler injections available for treating various types of aesthetic facial problems. Because of so much advancement and so many varieties of injectable fillers available in the market, an environment of confusion and misinformation has erupted for an average individual looking for a treatment.

Here are a few types of injectable fillers now available in the market to help ease various aesthetic facial problems. These include:

  • Hyaluronic acid that draws fluid to the area needing treatment and treats puffs, lines and wrinkles
  • Bovine collagen
  • Fat cells that are harvested from an individual’s body
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite, also known as, Radiesse
  • Man made biodegradable polymers, also known as, Sculptra
  • Microscopic plastic beads combined with bovine collagen, also known as, Artefill

The types of injectable fillers mentioned above are all approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. However one should keep in mind that cosmetic doctors who don’t have proper license often use filler injections not approved by FDA. Therefore it is extremely important that you always consult a reputable physician only.

Depending on the type of your aesthetic facial problem the injectable filler your cosmetic doctor prescribes for you will be tested on your skin to check if there will be any side effects or allergic reactions. If the injection is safe, then and only then it will be injected in your skin. Various types of injectable fillers last for different time periods. Gradually the skin absorbs the filler and thus it goes back to its original state after a short period of time.

Every individual has different reactions to the types of injectable fillers available in the market. One injection that might be safe for an individual might not prove to be same for the other. Therefore it is important that advice from an experienced physician is sought before a person opts for any particular filler to be injected on his/her skin.

There are a number of ways you can get complete information regarding the fillers available in the market. Theoretical information can be gained through the internet, journals and textbooks. Practical knowledge can be acquired by one on one discussion with your cosmetic physician. Also your cosmetic doctor can advice you best about how to care for your skin before and after you get yourself injected with fillers under your skin.

Some fillers might cost way too much for an individual while others could be affordable. Cost varies depending on the type of filler one opts for. However, you should never take a decision about injectable fillers without proper consultation and testing done by a licensed and experienced physician. Cost shouldn’t be an issue if you want to enhance your physical appearance.