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Myths About Botox

Botox freezes your face 

When injected into muscles, Botox works by temporarily relaxing facial muscles to smooth out lines and wrinkles. So yes, this can can cause cause reduced movement as a side effect, but the “frozen look” can easily be avoided by taking a more gradual approach to the injections. In other words, using smaller, to gently reduce lines and give a more natural look and still maintaining facial expressions.

Botox is painful

Talking about botox typically takes much longer than the procedure itself! It involves a small injections with a tiny needle. Patients typically describe it feeling similar to a wasp sting at worst.

Botox builds up in the body

Some patients are concerned that thee is an accumulative effect of botox, that it stays around in the body over time. This is not true. Like any other protein, it is gradually broken down the body over time. in most cases this can take three to six months, which is the time it take for the botox effects to gradually reduces which signals the time for your next treatment.

Botox wears off = face drops

This is certainly not true. Some clients are concerned that there will be a sudden change in their appearance once their botox treatment wears off. 

It is important to remember here the uses of botox:

Botox injections can be used correct existing or static lines facial lines and wrinkles.

Botox injections can also be used as an anti-ageing treatment to help prevent lines and wrinkles developing as we age.

So ultimately botox presses pause on the ageing process, so your face will not suddenly rebound back to your pre treatment wrinkles. In most cases the lines and wrinkles will be reduced which will be boosted further by your next treatment.