Busting Myths about Botulinum toxin (aka BOTOX®)
MYTH: The best time for anti-wrinkle treatments is when the lines appear
FACT: If you can get ahead of the game, it may help you in the long run. Waiting until lines become etched into the skin means it’s much more difficult to smooth their appearance again. These treatments are used for lines and wrinkles formed by muscle movements like scowling, squinting, and raising eyebrows. Often by starting preventatively, people and their muscles can actually learn to not make certain faces and expressions and contribute to worsening their lines. By not making certain expressions in the future, or making them less often, you may actually need less treatments, or need it less often.”
MYTH: If you stop getting regular treatments, it will make your wrinkles worse
FACT: No, They’ll just go back to the way they were before. If you decide to stop having treatments, you will slowly lose the relaxing effect of the treatments and will resume the normal development of wrinkles with movement. Your fine lines and wrinkles will not get worse. Treatment results are not permanent and last typically last four months. For those who get injected at regular intervals over time, however, the results can sometimes last a little bit longer, since the muscles have been immobilised for a long period and can atrophy.
MYTH: Muscle relaxant treatment is just for wrinkles
FACT: Not at all, the injections have been used to treat migraines by reducing muscle tension and creating less strain on the nervous system. Injections can also be used to temporarily block sweat glands to stop excessive sweating.
MYTH: Botox is something only women get
FACT: Jokingly referred to as “Bro-tox” more and more men are getting cosmetic skin treatments. Wrinkles can sometimes make men appear angry, not to mention older. Cosmetic skin injections can help soften up this look to just give a more approachable appearance, which can help men a great deal in business matters.
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Dr Nandra has been proving cosmetic skin treatments for over ten years with outstanding results. He has run a training course in the field to teach other practitioners the technique.