Wrinkles are an inevitable consequence of aging. People begin to notice wrinkles in their 20s, and some people have pronounced wrinkles with deep indention’s in their 30s. Numerous factors play a role in the development and significance of wrinkles beyond the natural ageing process. For example, exposure to UV rays, your DNA and your overall health can hasten the development of wrinkles.
The unfortunate reality is that wrinkles can cause you to look much older on the outside than you may feel on the inside. Your outward appearance can affect your personal level of self-confidence as well as the impression that you make on other people. It makes sense to strive for a more youthful appearance for as long as possible. Many people have enjoyed wonderful results from Botox injections. However, there are many myths and misconceptions about Botox injections that may be preventing you from actively taking advantage of this anti-wrinkle treatment option. Once you learn more about some of the more common Botox injection myths, you may be eager to speak with a professional to get more of your questions about the treatment answered.
Myth 1: Botox Injections Can Cause Illness
Many people have heard that Botox injections contain the same toxic material that causes botulism, a lethal and rare bacterial disease. The Botox injection contains a protein that is derived from the botulinum toxin. This is the toxin that is associated botulism. Only the protein is used rather than the full toxin, so it is safe to use. In fact, millions of people have been treated with Botox over the last two decades. The injections have been thoroughly studied, and they have been found to be safe for individuals to use regularly when administered by a professional. The reality is that Botox would not be used as a common injection treatment if it was dangerous to your health. It has a long-standing history of being safe and effective.
Myth 2: Botox Will Create a Plastic, Frozen Look
Most people have seen at least a few people out in public or celebrities on TV who have a frozen, plastic look. This is an unfortunate consequence of Botox, but it is usually the result of people who overuse Botox or poor administration of the treatment. In truth, millions of people have used Botox injections over the years, and only a handful of this undesired look. Most people who use these injections moderately and whose injections are administered by a skilled professional will have a natural look. The result may be so natural that you cannot tell who has had injections and who has not. Because the fine lines and wrinkles that may be impacting your current image will be erased or minimised, you may notice that the injections can shave years off of your appearance without giving you a fake or plastic look.
Myth 3: The Injections Are Too Painful
The process of getting injections of Botox generally require a professional to inject a small needle directly into your face in multiple areas. If you have never received Botox injections, you may mentally equate this type of injection with a painful vaccination shot. Botox injections are completed using a very thin needle to reduce discomfort. The needle is inserted very superficially, and only small amounts of the Botox liquid are inserted at a time. Each injection may feel like a small pinch, and you will find that the pain is very manageable. Keep in mind that many people who have received Botox injections once make the decision to seek additional treatments. This is because they usually determine that the small amount of pain from the injections is manageable and is well worth the results that they can enjoy.
Myth 4: Only Women Can Use Botox Injections
Women may more commonly use cosmetic treatments to improve their appearance, but both genders can benefit from any type of cosmetic skin treatment. This includes Botox. Just as women want to enjoy the benefits of looking younger for as long as possible, the same holds true for men. In fact, the number of men who are actively taking advantage of Botox injections has been slowly trending upward. The results for both men and women can be equally pronounced.
Myth 5: Botox Injections Only Have Cosmetic Benefits
Botox works by partially or completely paralysing small facial muscles. The most common use of these injections is cosmetic. In addition to erasing or reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, the injections can also be used for medical purposes. For example, it has been used to treat nerve twitches, muscle spasms, jaw or teeth grinding, excessive perspiration, muscle tension headaches and many other conditions. If you suffer from any of these conditions or other conditions associated with muscular issues in the facial region, you may ask your doctor if Botox injections may provide you with relief of your symptoms.
Keep in mind that Botox injections will not produce permanent results. The effects of the injections will fade away over the course of several months. You may schedule an appointment for another treatment when you notice the effects wearing off. This usually occurs between three to seven months after the initial treatment.
You can see that many of the preconceptions that you may have about Botox injections may not be founded in true fact or may be a skewed representation of the facts. Regardless of whether you are thinking about using Botox injections for cosmetic or medical purposes, now is a wonderful time to reach out to a professional for a consultation. During a consultation, you can learn more about the treatment process and potential results that you may enjoy as a result of the injections.