What Everyone Wants To Know About Botox!

What Everyone Wants To Know About Botox!

Botox: Love it or Hate it. You’re curious. Secrecy in aesthetics and beauty can lead to people being misinformed and making bad choices. Botox like any treatment  is as safe as the hands it’s in. Let’s take a look at the most asked questions!


How Long Does It Last?


What many people don’t know is that Botox® is registered trademark owned by Allergan  – an Irish company who make the original Botox® and many other medicines. Allergan also fund the research for other medical uses of Botox® and the list is growing quickly. Botox® lasts on average 3-4 months, other generic forms of Botulinum Toxin may last longer ar less as they are made with different ingredients. Exactly how long it last depends on entirely on you and how you move your muscles.


Does Botox Hurt?


The needles used for Botox® are smaller than that of a dentist! Depending where you are getting injected some areas may be more sensitive than others. For example smoker lines on the top lip is a more sensitive area than the forehead. In general the treatment does not hurt – the thought of the needle is always much worse than the truth! How experienced your doctor is has a big impact on how quick and painless your treatment is!


Is Botox Bad For You?


Botox was created as a medicine and is still used for that today. As well as lines and wrinkles Botox treats:


  • Eye Twitching and Spasms
  • Excessive Sweat (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Pain
  • Bruxism
  • Much more


How Does Botox Get Rid Of Wrinkles?


Botox works by numbing the area where it is is injected into and prevent movement in the muscles As the muscles do not have as much movement  After a few months the Botox wears off and the movement comes back – if you do not get repeat treatments the n the muscles simply return to the way they were. If you had a particular muscle that was consistently moving we can actually train our bodies to get used to that muscle not moving.


Will Botox Make Me Look Fake ? 


A fake or frozen look comes from overuse of Botox® or too high a dose. With an experienced doctor using brand Botox®, who champions  a natural look this should not happen.


Do All Celebrities Get Botox?


There is a fascination with celebrities and what treatments they have and haven’t done. With a really good Botox® treatment you won’t be able to tell. However certain celebrities like Simon Cowell admit they get their treatments to stay looking fresh.


Am I Too Young For Botox®


The age you start Botox depends entirely on you! No one under 18 can have Botox for cosmetic reasons and in general no one around that age would need it! However depending on your lifestyle and genetics many of us may start to develop noticeable lines in our early 20’s while some won’t see any till their mid 30’s. Mid twenties is becoming a more popular time to start Botox as it becomes more commonplace – it also saves an extra cost later on in life on surgerys or even expensive cosmetic creams that don’t work.


Which Is Better Botox Or Fillers


Surprisingly this is a very common question! Botox and Dermal Fillers are completely different and typically used in different areas. Botox is used to prevent muscles moving while Dermal and Filler is used to replace lost collagen and plump up areas such as the cheeks or lips. Both can be used at the same time however Botox will take up to 2 weeks to take effect while Filler is instant.
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