Botox™ is Dangerous – 5 Common Myths About Botox Treatment 

We are living in a time where Botox™ treatments are becoming popular among all ages and genders. Because of this, there has been an increase in ideas and thoughts about Botox™ and its cosmetic uses. Most notably, not everyone is really excited about this revolutionary cosmetic treatment, and a stigma remains.

Botox™ is a medicinal neurotoxin that is used to cause muscle relaxation in the desired regions. Professional doctors use Botox™ to enhance the cosmetic appearance of a person by helping to get rid of ageing facial lines and wrinkles. Besides that, Botox can also treat excessive sweating, jaw clenching, and migraines. 

The following are common myths you might or might not have heard about Botox™ and the truth behind them.

  1. Botox™ is a New Cosmetic Treatment

Botulinum toxin which is used in Botox™ anti-wrinkle treatment was discovered as a therapeutic prescription in the late 19th Century. It was at this time that research showed that it could also be used to block neuromuscular transmission.

The false statement that Botox™ is a 21st Century treatment is guided by the fact that it was not commonly accessible due to its initial high cost of treatment. But thanks to technological advancements which facilitate quick and efficient Botox™ procedures, the treatment has been made accessible to anyone who wishes to get a cosmetic enhancement.

  1. Botox™ Treatment is Dangerous to Your Health

Throughout the world, Botox™ has received approval by various health authorities. For instance, in 1989, the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) approved the use of Botox™ treatment for certain medical conditions. Henceforth, millions of people all over the world have been treated using Botox™ injections safely and effectively.

Botox™ is simply a natural protein that is produced by the botulinum bacteria. Botox injections and procedures conducted by a qualified and experienced doctor (as we have at Skin by Dr Caroline) will always be safe and effective. However, it should be well understood that any medication when improperly administered can be a danger to a person’s health, and occasionally complications can arise. A proper consultation should be carried out prior to treatment with Botox™ or any anti-wrinkle toxin. 

  1. Botox™ is Only For Cosmetic Purposes

It is a myth that Botox™ is specifically used in the cosmetic industry. The fact is that as early as 1980, Dr. Alan Scott administered the first official Botox™ treatment to a crossed-eye patient to relax the muscles around the eye. Besides that, the botulinum toxin has been used in other non-cosmetic treatments such as treating asthma, achalasia, muscle pain disorders, and as a sweating inhibitor. Botox™ has also been recently used to treat migraines, hyperhidrosis, and scar improvement. 

  1. Botox™ Treatment Causes Damage to The Facial Tissues

This false notion is combined with the false belief that Botox™ treatment causes the facial muscles to freeze. The truth is that when Botox™ is injected into your muscles, it causes the muscles to relax gradually by blocking the nerve impulses. The injection thus reduces the activity of facial muscles which is responsible for wrinkles and facial lines. In prospect, a Botox™ injection will only limit the muscle activity without causing any damage or paralysis to the muscles around the injected area, and this is why many people are continually using Botox™, with fantastic and natural cosmetic results.

  1. Surgery is Better than Botox™ Injections

First and foremost, you must consider the costs which are always the first point of comparison. Considering this, we can all agree that Botox™ cosmetic injections are significantly more affordable than cosmetic surgery. It is also considerably less intrusive than surgery. With a very short recovery time, changes after a Botox™ procedure can be noticed within very few days while a surgical procedure has a long recovery time and the positive changes can take time to be noticeable.

Botox in Herts

With these myths busted, you can now look to Botox in Herts as a safe and predictable way to regain your youthful appearance. If you ever feel like your confidence needs a boost, contact us at Skin by Dr Caroline Advanced Aesthetics and Skin Clinic, and we will help give you your confidence back. 

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