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Myths Regarding Botox

Botox is the most common anti-aging procedures worldwide, yet despite its popularity, several misconceptions surrounding it persists. Here are few common Myths we often hear at our practice.

1-Botox is toxic and unsafe

As purified derivative of botulism protein, Botox is completely safe for cosmetic use. The amounts injected are nowhere close to toxic levels. There are no permanent side effects related to botox

2- botox is for older people

Age may be just a number as you get older. While I am an advocate of preventive botox and its use in the mid 20s. As botox works on wrinkles and fine lines.

3-Botox is only for cosmetic treatment

Botox is used to treat migraines by reducing the muscle tension and reducing the strain on the nervous system.

Botox temporary blocks sweat glands-used to treat hyperhidrosis-excessive sweating

4-Anti wrinkle creams are equally effective

Well, to be true there is no cream that can actually remove wrinkle. These creams act on the superficial layer of the skin. So they are not substituted for botox.

5-Botox treatment is extremely painful:

Although getting injected with botox involves multiple injections, most patients typically experience little to no discomfort. The needles are extremely small n just go below the surface of skin.

6-Botox makes you look frozen, emotionless, Plastic look.

Botox is a technique sensitive treatment. When injected by hands of a skilled practitioner, it should never make you look frozen. The idea is to always under correct in order to achieve a more natural rejuvenated younger you.

8-If I stop using botox, my wrinkles will look worse

The effects of botox last from 4-6months. One can repeat the procedure every 6 monthly. It’s not Permanent.

Once the effect starts reducing one goes back to their natural look, as the facial muscles regain the mobility they had before the treatment. It’s not an over night phenomenon.

9-Botox is only for woman

Botox is an excellent anti aging treatment equally for men and women. Typically men need higher dosage of botox due to stronger facial muscles. In my practice I have seen more and more men seeking botox treatment.

10-Botox works immediately

The onset is gradual. It usually takes 3-7days for the results to set in.

11-Botox is very expensive

It used to be very expensive previously but with advancing uses and technological advancement botox has become affordable to a lot of people. It no more only confined to movie stars or celebrities. It’s for everyone.

-Interview with facethetics Magazine

Dr. Sneh Thadani
MBBS DNB Dermatology
Consultant Dermatologist, Trichologist and Cosmetologist

Dr. Sneh Thadani

( Skin Soul Clinic, Vashi Navi Mumbai. )


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