Youth and beauty will always be in fashion. This makes the interest to Botox injections remain acute for many years. Wrinkles-free face looks youthful and charming. There is much debate about Botox, some good, some bad. Its application in cosmetology is a great achievement but not a miracle. It does have certain disadvantages.
In 1970, Alan Scott, a San Francisco ophthalmologist, first discovered the ability of botulinum toxin to relax certain muscles.
Soon enough scientists realized that it could be used in cosmetology, and since then “beauty injections” have become one of the most popular anti-wrinkle weapon. There are plenty of myths about Botox, and we will try to dispel some of them.
Botox is harmful for human body; it is poisonous and negatively affects nervous system.
Botox is a medical product that prescribed even to children. The first proposed clinical use was neurologic diseases. Today Botox is used to treat “crossed eyes” and postapoplectic and infantile cerebral paralysis. Botox has been studied and used for over 35 years, and its safety was confirmed by dozens of health organizations.
Botox is painful and the results are short-term
In reality, Botox injections in esthetic medicine are not particularly painful. First, Botox is injected with very thin needles, and doctors must apply special lotion reducing sensitivity to the area of injection. The effect lasts for six months, which is a decent time. Injections can always be repeated.
Botox is addictive
Approximately 300 clinical tests have been conducted in different countries. The tests have proved that Botox injections do not have negative consequences and do not cause addiction.
They may be an emotional desire to repeat the procedure to revive the feeling of smooth skin. This is the only connection between beauty injections and doping. There is research that indicates that frequent Botox injections make mimic muscles weaker than natural aging would. This is why the procedure is not recommended for young people.
Botox may make the face look unnatural
If the procedure is conducted by an experienced doctor who is able to properly calculate necessary volume of medication and is skilled in injection technique, such consequences are practically ruled out. If you do not have a good doctor, consequences may be plentiful and include slanted face, inability to lift eyebrows and unnaturally bulging eyes.
Botox is for those over 30
Meanwhile, those at the age of 25-30 also use Botox. Many professionals believe that it helps prevent aging.
The issue of starting age for Botox injections is very individual. An experienced invasive methods specialist will be able to help you make a decision.
Botox is a miracle
Botox is a major medical discovery, but is not a miracle because its functionality is limited. Lifting effect after Botox injections is good for five to six months. After that you will need another procedure that usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.