Botox is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments out there, however there are still a few misconceptions surrounding it…
Only you and your medical practitioner know if Botox is right for you, but before you decide to go down that route we’re here to debunk some of the myths out there!
The fiction: The best time for Botox is when lines appear.
The fact: If you can get ahead of the game, it may help you in the long run. As Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Grant Stevens explains, “Botox is being used more and more frequently by people trying to do preventative treatments. Waiting until lines become etched into the skin means it’s much more difficult to smooth their appearance again.”
Botox is often used for lines and wrinkles formed by muscle movements such as frowning, squinting, and eyebrow raising. Often by starting Botox preventatively as opposed to further down the line, you may actually need less of it or need it less often.
The fiction: If you stop getting Botox, it will make your wrinkles worse.
The fact: If you stop your treatment, you will simply go back to the way you were before. Results typically last three to four months, after which you will slowly lose the relaxing effect and resume the normal development of wrinkles with movement. Botox will not make wrinkles worse.
The fiction: You can get Botox at any age.
The fact: Age may be just a number as you get older, with patients reporting success with Botox even over sixty-five — but if you are a teenager, we will tell you that you are not ready for cosmetic use. There’s nothing wrong with preventative Botox and its use in the twenties age range, but any younger is simply too young.
At age nineteen or younger, you are very unlikely to have residual lines after movement. We recommend that you wait until you’re at least age twenty-two before receiving Botox. You will have not lost anything by waiting!
The fiction: Botox is just for wrinkles.
The fact: Botox is not just a cosmetic solution. Far from it in fact. Botox injections have been used to treat migraines by reducing muscle tension and creating less strain on the nervous system. It can also be used to temporarily block sweat glands to prevent excessive sweating, and has even be found to help patients who suffer from depression.
The fiction: Only women can use Botox.
The fact: Every year it seems that more and more men are receiving Botox, and it’s not necessarily just the older men either. We’re seeing plenty of men who are having these treatments as early as in their thirties. And the average client isn’t the stereotypical bloke who cares a little too much about grooming and how perfect he looks…
Wrinkles can sometimes make men appear angry, not to mention older. Getting Botox can help soften up this look to just give a more approachable appearance, which can help men a great deal in business and relationship matters.
Hopefully this has cleared up a few misconceptions about Botox, it’s by far one of the most negatively viewed treatments out there. Don’t listen to the stories, listen to the professionals!
If you fancy finding out more about our Botox treatments here at Brightside dental, then feel free to give us a call on 020 8088 2079.