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Top 10 Truths About Botox Injections

When it comes to Botox injections, using the internet to do your own research can be overwhelming, and often incredibly misleading.

With so many myths and misconceptions floating around disguised as truths, it can be hard to tell what’s true and what isn’t.

The reality is, when carried out by a certified medical professional, Botox injections are very safe, versatile, effective, and non-committal, and are a great way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or treat some other common ailments.

Here is our list of the top 10 truths that anyone considering getting Botox injections should know.

Truth #1:
Only a Certified Professional Should Perform Injections

Not just anyone can perform Botox injections. In fact, only a certified professional should perform these procedures.

So if you see someone advertising any kind of injectables, be careful, and do not put your trust in their hands unless you can confirm their credentials.

When you have your consultation, be sure to ask about your injector’s education, training, credentials, and portfolio before committing to a clinic. And always follow your intuition. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Truth #2:
The Best Work Is Work You Don’t See

Many people associate cosmetic procedures with looking unnatural and resembling a caricature. But in reality, a good doctor won’t make it look obvious that you’ve had work done – unless that’s the look you are going for.

Since Botox injections just relax your muscles, the end result will be softened wrinkles on your face and a more youthful look.

Under the care of a trained and certified injector, you’ll get great results from Botox and won’t look overdone.

Truth #3:
Botox Injections Aren’t Painful

While all injections are mildly uncomfortable, when done by the right person, Botox can be virtually painless.

Botox takes only a few minutes and is injected with a very small needle after applying a topical numbing cream to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

Truth #4:
There Are No Permanent Consequences from Getting Botox

Another popular misconception about Botox is that the results are permanent and cannot be reversed, but this could not be any further from the truth.

There are no lasting consequences from getting Botox injected, nor is it permanent.

Botox injections typically last between 3-4 months, allowing you to have total control if you’d like to stop injections and return back to your original self, pre injections.

Once you have stopped getting injections, your face muscles will return back to normal, even after several years of Botox use.

Truth #5:
Botox Is Safe, Non-Toxic, And Widely Used

Botox is a mild dilution of Botulinum toxin, and while this may sound concerning, it actually has a long history of being a safe procedure that is used all around the world.

However, it should always be carried out by a certified medical professional to ensure that you are receiving the correct amount in the right area.

Truth #6:
Botox Isn’t Just for Your Face – There Are Many Other Uses!

Most people only associate Botox with reducing wrinkles on the face, and don’t realize how many different ailments it can be used to treat.

Though it’s mainly known for smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, Botox can also be used as a therapeutic drug for migraines, to treat and excessive underarm sweating, overactive bladders, and even eye spasms.

Truth #7:
There Is Only One Type of Botox Approved by Health Canada

The idea that different clinics use different “strengths” or “qualities” of Botox is false.

Botox is the licensed trade name of the Allergan Company’s industry-leading form of Botulinum A, which is the only type of Botox currently approved by Health Canada.

However, there are other types of the toxin Botulinum being used around the world that are illegal to use here in Canada, since they are not tested and not licenced.

Make sure that you only receive Botox injections from a certified medical professional to ensure you are getting the real deal.

Truth #8:
Botox And Restylane Are Not the Same

While both injections are cosmetic, Botox has a lot more versatility and can be used to treat several health conditions.

Restylane, along with other dermal fillers, work by filling in areas of the face to reduce wrinkles and lines while adding volume. Botox, on the other hand, actually blocks the chemical message that causes muscles to contract, therefore preventing wrinkles from forming and reducing their appearance.

Truth #9:
Botox Won’t Affect Your Facial Expression

One of the most popular myths about Botox is that it leaves you unable to show emotions and properly move your face muscles. This is completely untrue.

Botox works by relaxing the injected muscle, therefore reducing the contraction and smoothing the area. Only the area that is injected will be relaxed, leaving the rest of your face unaffected. This means you will still be able to smile and have regular facial expressions.

Truth #10:
Botox Is for Men and Women

Botox is not just a women’s club! Men want to look younger too, and Botox works the exact same way for men as it does for women.

And now that the stigma placed on men undergoing cosmetic procedures is starting to lift, more and more men are able to enjoy injectable treatments such as Botox, free from judgement.

In fact, Botox use for men has increased over 250% over the last decade.

If you’re open to the idea of trying Botox for either cosmetic or medical reasons, be sure to do lots of research and not fall victim to the many mistruths regarding the treatment.

To learn more about Botox or other injectables, feel free to call SKINS Derma Care today and speak to our team of licensed professionals for answers to any questions you may have.