What is botox?
Botox is a protein that relaxes the muscles of the upper third of the face: forehead, eyebrows and crow's feet. It has been used for more than 20 years and its main objective is to attenuate wrinkles of expression. Its effect is not permanent, since it lasts about 6 months; In the case of males, the effect usually lasts 4 months and in women 6, it depends on the muscular strength of the muscles to be treated, which varies according to each person.
Myths of botox
There are many myths surrounding the treatment of botox.
Myth 1: Botox loses expression, creates an appearance of facial rigidity
If botox is applied correctly and by expert hands, its effect is most valued by patients in their natural state.
Myth 2: Once the effects disappear, will the wrinkles be worse than before?
Not because Botox, in addition to reducing wrinkles, prevents them.
Myth 3: The botox deforms the lips
Botox is never applied to the lips. In facial aesthetics, botox is only applied in the upper third of the face.
Myth 4: Botox can not be applied many times because it is harmful since it is a toxin
Although botox is a toxin, it is purified so as not to cause adverse effects. It is advisable not to abuse its use and expect the relaxed muscle to regain its full activity.
Myth 5: With the creams with "botox effect" I get the same results as with the botox applied by a doctor
No cream currently marketed can achieve the results that are achieved with botox injection. The cream acts only on the skin, while botox does it on the muscle.
Myth 6: It is dangerous to apply botox
The adverse effects of botox can appear as in any drug in less than 1% of cases. Some of these effects can be: redness and / or pain in the area of the application, some small bruise, etc.
Myth 7: Botox is only for women over 45
Botox is currently being used in 30-year-old women. Its application is becoming more frequent with a preventive effect.
Myth 8: Botox will affect vision
There is some contraindication in any eye disease, so it is important to carry out a previous medical evaluation.
Myth 9: There are different qualities of botox
There are not different qualities of botox, what there is is different laboratories that produce it and with different names. Although botox is the most popular name.
Myth 10: The botox application hurts
The botox itself does not hurt, which can cause pain is the injection puncture.