Botox is among the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments thanks to its ability to quickly and effectively erase unwanted wrinkles and expression lines. One of the downsides of its widespread popularity, however, is the proliferation of a number of Botox “myths.” Read on as we help to separate fact from fiction regarding this celebrated beauty booster.
Myth: Botox produces immediate results.
Fact: While Botox does offer quick results, they are not immediate. The full effects are gradual and subtle and typically visible within 3 to 7 days following your injection.
Myth: Botox is permanent.
Fact: While there are some cosmetic treatments that offer permanent results, Botox is not one of them. Botox provides temporary removal of frown lines, wrinkles and unwanted expression lines, with results that typically last 3 to 6 months. The length of time that Botox lasts for you will depend on a number of factors, including how often you have repeat treatments and where the Botox is injected.
Myth: Botox is only for women.
Fact: Many men are now enjoying the youth-enhancing benefits of Botox. Due to the stronger facial muscles that men have, a higher dosage of Botox is usually required for desired results to be achieved, but many men are finding it to be well worth the effort and investment.
Myth: Botox makes your face look frozen.
Fact: This is a major misconception that has been perpetuated by photos of individuals who did not have Botox injected correctly by a cosmetic expert. When done properly, Botox produces very natural results and provides you with a refreshed, not frozen, look.
Myth: Botox is only effective after wrinkles appear.
Fact: More and more younger patients are using Botox as a preventative treatment before fine lines and wrinkles become an issue. If you wait until after the signs of aging become problematic, it may actually be more difficult to achieve the results you want. Preventative use of Botox can also help to train muscles to not make certain expressions, lessening the amount of fine lines and wrinkles that can appear due to these repetitive movements.
Botox remains one of the most popular anti-aging injections performed in the U.S., thanks to its proven results, safety and predictable outcomes. If you’ve been curious about Botox and are wondering if it is the right choice for you, contact Timeless Beauty for a consultation.