If you are a fortysomething woman, you will no doubt have looked in the mirror and noticed a few tell-tale signs of aging creeping up on you, with things like crow’s feet and wrinkles slowly making an appearance.
Wave Goodbye To Your Wrinkles, and Your Fears – We’re Banishing The Botox Myths!
You can’t stop getting older of course, but you can do something about those wrinkles, such as paying a visit to a facial surgeon specializing in BOTOX®.
The mention of Botox to some people might raise some uncertainty and even fears about the consequences attached to using this procedure. It has to be said that there are plenty of myths floating around about this treatment, and it therefore makes sense to get the facts for yourself rather than just believe everything you might have heard about Botox.
It is not just about beauty
Botox is primarily thought of as a cosmetic solution and a way of enhancing your beauty by helping to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but it is also widely used for a variety of different health concerns.
Botulinum is the key component of this product and Botox is regularly used for treatment of certain health complaints such as muscle spasms, problems with regular migraines, and even excessive sweating.
The fact that it is widely used in a number of different applications should help to allay potential fears about its suitability by demonstrating that it is not only used purely for cosmetic gain.
A common misconception surrounding Botox is that it can be harmful and even poisonous to your body.
The reason why this myth persists is probably down to the fact that Botulinum is actually derived from a deadly disease. While this is true, it should be noted that the strains used to produce Botox are incredibly diluted and so highly regulated by the FDA, that they are not considered to pose any threat.
It should also be noted that your body tends to process and subsequently expel the botulinum within just a few hours from receiving an injection. This is still sufficient time to ensure that the positive effects can last for months, without you needing to worry that any poisonous properties will be hanging around in your body.
Fear of pain
Another common issue when talking about Botox is that it is painful when you have the injection.
When you have your treatment, you will likely be offered the option of having a numbing cream applied beforehand if you are nervous about the injection itself. Many of us have a natural fear of injections and that can lead you to think that your Botox treatment might prove painful, but many patients report that their fears were unfounded.
If you look beyond the fear of a needle to your forehead that might be pervading your mind and concentrate instead on the reality, it is highly likely that you will soon realize that there was nothing to really worry yourself about.
Lacking a natural appearance
Another opinion that you can often hear put forward about Botox, is that it can end up making you look a bit plastic and won’t give you a natural appearance.
It is obviously the purpose of this treatment to smooth out creases and wrinkles, so you might therefore make an assumption that in doing this, it might make your face look a little plastic as a result.
There is actually no normal situation where having Botox should have the effect of producing a noticeably alteration to the appearance of your face. What you should get instead, is your normal face but one where the wrinkles and creases are not an issue in the way that they were before.
Having a Botox treatment does not prevent you from expressing normal facial expressions and emotions, so used responsibly, you should not be concerned about losing your facial personality.
No turning back
You might also have some concerns that if you go ahead and have a Botox injection, there is no turning back and the treatment will have a permanent impact.
The treatment works by blocking nerve impulses of certain muscles, but this effect will only last for up to four months, which means that full functionality will be returned in time and it is certainly not a permanent solution.
If you want to wave goodbye to your wrinkles, don’t let myths and misconceptions surrounding Botox, prevent you from pursuing this treatment as a viable solution. Once you have taken the plunge and had your first treatment, you will wonder why you worried so much about it.
Kayleigh Townsend was growing increasingly unhappy with her appearance as she hit 45 and got into the unhealthy habit of checking to see if more wrinkles had appeared that day. Finally with the support of her family she made an appointment with a facial surgeon, and a few months later plucked up the courage to have Botox done. She hasn’t looked back and just wishes she had done it years earlier!