Myths And Facts About Botox

Botox has been one of the most common cosmetic treatments since its introduction over ten years ago, but despite its widespread acceptance, it is still one of the most misunderstood.

Although it’s easy to be seduced by the promises of turning back the years and regaining a youthful look almost overnight, many people who are interested in this cosmetic treatment are put off by the misconceptions surrounding Botox and its use. AustinMD Aesthetics & Wellness – Cedar Park micro needling¬†is one of the authority sites on this topic.

Some people worry that they will develop a “face freeze,” a concern that derives from seeing so many actors and actresses in the media with a constant deer-in-the-headlights smile. Their faces are frozen in a state of perpetual wonder, as though they can’t believe how far they’ve gone with their Botox abuse.

Botox, when used correctly, will maintain the natural facial features while smoothing out frown lines and wrinkles.

Botox was approved by the FDA for the treatment of mild to serious frown lines between the brows (known as glabellar lines or “the 11” because they mimic the number 11), although it is also used “off label” for other wrinkles. Botox is used to smooth out crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), forehead lines, skin bands on the collar, lines around the mouth (“smoker’s lines”), to turn up “mouth frowns,” to arch the flattened eyebrows, and so on.

Those starlets with their oddly arched brows may actually be the product of using Botox injections in ways they weren’t supposed to be used. Botox injections correctly administered will smooth out the forehead while maintaining the natural arch of your brows.

Botox isn’t meant to make you look “plastic” or “fake.” Of course, understanding that enough is enough is a lesson that none of those expressionless stars seemed to understand.

Many people are reluctant to use Botox because “it’s a poison.” Although Botox is made from the potentially lethal botulinum bacteria, the toxin concentration in Botox is so low that there is no way for the toxin to spread outside of the tiny region where it is injected when properly administered by a licenced professional.

Since Botox is widely administered by injections directly into the muscle, it’s understandable to be worried that the treatment will be painful. However, you might expect to experience a burning sensation or a mild annoyance. While skin bruising can occur, it normally recovers within a few days.

Botox injections can be offered by “anyone,” but this is a dangerous myth. Botox injections should only be given by a qualified clinician in a way that leaves you pleased with your new look. Botox “mills,” salons, and mall shops are not suitable sites for Botox injections. Botox parties are a ludicrous and potentially dangerous concept. You’ll most definitely look uncomfortable, if not disfigured, when you leave those places.