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Debunking Myths about Botox

Non-Surgical Treatments | March 23, 2016

Botox is one of the most well-known methods for firming skin and getting rid of wrinkles. It is popular because of its availability and effectiveness, but there are also a few misconceptions about exactly how the product works. Some people enter their treatment appointment with the wrong expectations, others are discouraged from getting Botox injections at all. A lot of people do not know what Botox does and does not do, especially people who would be great candidates for Botox injections. It is important for the public to understand what Botox treatments are all about. After you get the facts, discuss with your cosmetic professional to see if Botox is a good treatment for you to use. Here are some of the myths of Botox injections in Houston—debunked.

  1. Botox Works Best After Lines Show Up

Waiting for those lines to appear is not the best idea. They will eventually come, it is just the natural way of things, but there are several steps that you can take now to prolong their appearance. Cosmetic professionals recommend starting an anti-aging regimen with topical treatments well before you have any signs of aging, and Botox can help you to get further ahead of the game. In fact, Botox is being used more and more as a preventative treatment against aging rather than a solution to reverse existing fine lines and wrinkles. It is very difficult to turn back time once those signs of aging appear.

 

  1. Once You Get Botox, You Must Keep Getting Injections

Many people fall for the myth that once you get your first few Botox injections, stopping will only make your wrinkles worse. This is not true at all. While your wrinkles will eventually go back to how they were before your injections, they will not be any worse if you decide to stop. Botox can actually keep your wrinkles from getting deeper when you keep up your appointments to get injections.

 

  1. There is No Such Thing as Too Young

While starting Botox injections in your twenties can help you to mitigate against the fine lines and wrinkles that will appear later in life, these treatments are not recommended for children or teenagers. Even at the age of 18, most cosmetic professionals agree that the patient should wait before starting the treatments. Luckily, for the teen readers out there, waiting a few more years will be beneficial and will not make your future wrinkles any worse.

 

  1. It is Just for Wrinkles

Botox has been used to treat migraines, excessive sweating and even depression. It is a much more versatile treatment than many might imagine.

 

  1. It is Just for Women

Nope, there are plenty of men out there who make appointments to get Botox treatments for cosmetic reasons. Men are just as happy to reverse the signs of aging as women.

 

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If you would like more information on Botox injections in Houston, visit our MedSpa page or contact a representative with Integrated Aesthetics today.

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