The TRUth about Botox: people say lots of things about getting Botox.. we’ve heard it all. But the TRUth is that BOTOX is a safe and highly effective anti-aging treatment. Properly placed BOTOX prevents damage to the skin by stopping static wrinkles from forming. Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport can help to smooth the skin on the forehead, between and around the eyes, and the lower face helping you look and feel youthful for months. This is beneficial because once static wrinkles and folds have formed, they can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to fix. When Botox is placed strategically by a trained and experienced provider, the medication can also provide a wonderful brow lift, prevent migraines, and help your lip filler look amazing with a BOTOX lip flip. Let’s take some time to dispel some bad Botox rumors. Let’s chat..leave your questions below.
1. Botox Can Only Be Used When Lines Begin to Appear
Starting Botox injections early as a prevention method, rather than waiting for wrinkles and fine lines to appear is becoming much more common. It is not unusual for patients to use Botox injections as a preventative treatment in the early to mid twenties. Once you wait until after fine line and wrinkles begin to form, it may be more difficult to smooth the skin out again. Preventative use of Botox can also help to train muscles to not make certain expressions, lessening the severity and number of fine lines and wrinkles that can appear due to these repetitive everyday movements, and decreasing the amount of Botox needed over time.
2. Botox is Immediate
Botox does not provide immediate results. The effects of are gradual and subtle results usually become apparent within the first 3-5 days. Full results are typically visible after 2 weeks, when your Botox follow up is scheduled. Botox works by helping to relax and inhibit the movement of muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It may take one or two injections to see full results and complete relaxation in some cases.
3. Botox Makes You Look Frozen
Another rumor about Botox is that it can make you look frozen or emotionless. At TRU Form Skin Lab, Botox (link) is injected in a way that leaves the patient with a youthful and refreshed appearance. The goal is not to look over filled or frozen, but rejuvenated and young.
4. Botox is Permanent
Botox injections last between 3 to 6 months. Exactly how long does Botox last? Well this really depends on the patient, their metabolism, and the number of times they have gotten Botox or Xeomin injections. After a few months the movement in your muscles will begin to return, and wrinkles and fine lines will begin to gradually reappear. It is important to schedule your Botox appointments before wrinkles start forming as they will be difficult to erase once the skin is damaged.
5. Botox is Only for Women
One of the most common myths about Botox is that men don’t need Botox. Men can benefit from the results that Botox offers. Many men seeking Botox are looking to soften their wrinkles in order to appear more approachable. Some men believe their wrinkles not only make them appear older but also angrier. Due to the stronger facial muscles that men have, a higher dosage of Botox is usually required for desired results to be achieved.