We all have faced that awkward moment when a friend posts a picture of us – that makes us look ten years older than our age. Before you even realize it, you are standing in front of the mirror looking at yourself, pulling and stretching your skin trying to see if you really look that old.
Depression takes over when you do a quick Google search and realize that the time machine has still not been invented and you won’t be turning back twenty or thirty again. But then something clicks your mind and you realize that anti-aging skin care has advanced over the passage of time. And, all you need to do is find a good physician near your area who can take off years from your face with one simple Botox injection. Botox treatment is very common these days and almost everyone is getting it done. Though medical science has advanced a lot there is always room for doubts and misunderstandings.
Does It Really Work?
One of the most common questions about Botox treatment is, “Will it work?” Many times people get confused whether they should get a Botox treatment or not. Mainly this confusion is due to the stories and rumors they have heard about the treatment which are completely myth.
Here we have debunked thirteen myths about the Botox treatment:
Myth#1 – Botox Turns You Into An Emotionless Zombie
According to the rumor, when you get a Botox treatment you won’t be able to show any expression. This is not at all true! If the treatment is done properly and naturally, Botox will allow you to express emotions and look great. You can easily express the emotion of happiness which will make you look amazing. Emotions of sadness and anger can be reduced because these emotions cause furrows which are diminished. This is good as studies show the less you feel angry the less unhappy and depressed you are.
Myth#2 -Dermal Fillers And Botox Are Same
Though both of these treatments reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Dermal Fillers and Botox both are two different treatments and function in a different manner. Dermal Fillers adds volume to the facial tissues and restores its giving you a youthful look, while Botox eases the muscles that produce wrinkles.
Myth#3 – Botox Injections Are Highly Toxic For The Face
Another myth is that Botox is harmful for your body. Well that’s not true, any reputable doctor will never ever inject anything into your body that is harmful for your health. When injected into your body in the right proportions, just like any other drug Botox is safe for your skin and body.
Myth#4 – Botox Injections Are Extremely Painful
Botox injections are not as painful as they are thought to be. Similar to Dermal fillers the pain felt from Botox injection is manageable. Botox treatment is also known as “lunch break injection” because it’s a simple and quick procedure and doesn’t have any interruptions in between.
Myth#5 – Botox Makes You An Addict
Chances are that after getting a Botox treatment you will feel so good that the outcome from the treatment will make you feel amazing. It’s possible that you will want to have repeated treatment after every six months to maintain that fabulous appearance, but it’s next to impossible that your body will feel addicted to the Botox treatment.
Myth#6 – Dermal Filler And Botox Will Make You Look Unnatural
If you are scared or worried that after getting a Botox treatment or Dermal Filler you will look unnatural, then don’t fret. All this depends on the surgeon you choose, if the doctor you selected for the treatment is an experienced one, then he will know to inject the right amount of dosage that will not make you look unnatural.
Myth#7 – Botox Is A Precarious Poison
Completely untrue! Many people think that Botox is a man made product and is dangerous for skin, but in reality Botox is actually a natural ingredient. It is completely safe to use, when injected in the right dosage.
Myth#8 – Botox Injection Requires A lot Of Downtime
A Botox treatment doesn’t require any downtime; however it is recommended that you should not lie down for the first few hours after the procedure. On the other hand, dermal fillers may result in minor bruising and swelling, but your doctor will suggest some treatment to subside it.
Myth#9 – Once You Get A Botox You Won’t Stop
The myth that Botox will make you all crazy and addicted is false. Yes, you might not want to stop getting the treatment because you may love the fabulous look, but you can always stop if you feel like without any negative effects on the skin.
Myth#10 – Botox Will Move In Your Body And Infect Other Parts
Botox is designed in such a way that it doesn’t travel more than a centimeter of the area in which it is injected. In simple words, if you got a Botox for the eyes you won’t find it in your hands.