13 Myths About Botox
Disputes around Botox have been there for many years. Some people literally worship it injecting it regularly and can not imagine their life without the next portion of this drug; others are suspicious of these "injections of beauty", having heard a lot of negative reviews. What can really be expected from Botox? Consider 13 most common myths about the "beauty injections."
Myth №1: Botox can be injected in one's teens to prevent wrinkles
It is really so. Botox injections can be done starting from 18, if a teenager is very reach in facial expressions. If this is not done, then by the age of 25 such people will have deep wrinkles. In this case, one is making the investment in the beauty.
Myth №2: Since Botox is a toxin, it can cause the development of various diseases
It is not the case. Despite the fact that Botox is actually a toxin, it is used in cosmetics in miniscule doses so that it does not cause the diseases.
Myth №3: Botox smoothes out all the wrinkles
No. Botox "works" only with mimic wrinkles, because it only affects the muscles, thereby paralyzing them. Therefore, it is appropriate to apply botox to the areas where the facial expression is the most active, such as between the eyebrows, forehead, nasolabial folds, chin, neck muscles. The so-called static wrinkles, do not smooth out with the help of Botox.
Myth №4: The use of Botox can cause muscle atrophy
No. The doses of Botox, which are used in cosmetics, can not cause atrophy. But if too much botox is injected in the same place without myostimulation more than once a year, it can significantly weaken the muscle.
Myth №5: There are limitations that must be followed after the injections of Botox
Yes, it's true. These recommendations include:
- Do not touch the are in which injection was made for 3-4 hours.
- You can not go to bed after the injection for 3-4 hours.
- It is necessary to actively "work" with muscles to which Botox has been applied in the first few hours.
- You can not visit the bath, sauna, play sports actively in the first week after the injection.
Myth №6: One can be allergic on Botox
Yes. But allergy does not occur on botox itself, but protein compounds, which are the part of the drug. Therefore, if a person has an allergy to animal protein, it is advisable to use kseomin instead of Botox as it does not include protein compounds.
Myth №7: For some people Botox does not work
This is true. Approximately one percent of people have antibodies to Botox, that means thaey have innate immunity to the drug. But there are times when the immune reaction is developed after the frequent injections of the drug, so it is very important to follow the dosage and do not abuse with "injections of beauty".
Myth №8: The result of Botox is visible at once
Yes, but not completely. The greatest effect of the drug is manifested within one day. And for some people it can appear during 5-15 days.
Myth №9: You can not inject Botox often
Yes, often Botox injections can not be done. It is recommended to do them no more than once every three months, but it is better to wait until the complete disappearance of the effect, and then give your muscles a bit of work (a month or two), and only then one is advised to repeat the procedure.
Myth №10: Qualitative cream can replace Botox completely
No. Although some cosmetic agents have a similar effect, to achieve the effect of Botox, such creams shpuld be applied for years, while the effect of Botox is almost instant.
Myth №11: Botox has contraindications
Yes, these include:
- Inflammation of the skin.
- Infectious diseases.
- Addiction to edema.
- Liver disease.
- Autoimmune diseases.
Myth №12: To make Botox injections, you must be trained
No, no special preparations and and training are need. The drug is injected with a fine needle to a target location, one needs to maximize muscle strain during it.
Myth №13: Botox can cause dependence
That's true. And not the physical dependence, but psychological one. A person who constantly makes beauty procedures wants to look as good as possible. Therefore, one should never make the procedure more often than it is recommended in the instructions.