Botox is the most popular injectable cosmetic treatment. With many years of studies and research and over 16 million treatments since its introduction in 2002, Botox Cosmetic has been a constant presence in cosmetic dermatology.
Unfortunately in the internet era, many questionable articles have been published about Botox, both in print and online, that are not supported by any legitimate medical research. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s crucial to separate fact from fiction. Here are few popular Botox myths.
Botox is just used for wrinkles
Botox’s initial use was for muscle spasms around the eyes. This is because of Botox ability to relax muscles. Botox use eventually expanded to controlling various muscle spasms disorders as well as other medical and cosmetic conditions:
- Wrinkles treatment and prevention
- Overactive bladder
- Excessive perspiration
The Results are immediate
While Botox provides effective and lasting results for those looking to relax their facial fine lines, it’s important to realize that it takes at least 3 days before the effects of the treatment may become noticeable and 7-12 days before the maximum benefit is achieved.
Botox results are permanent
The results of a Botox Cosmetic procedure will last about 3-4 months. With continued treatments, the effects may actually last longer as the muscles causing fine lines don’t contract as much.
Other treatments work just as well
Some skin care companies market their products as being capable of replacing Botox treatments. Botox treats fine lines differently than creams or lotions and the results are more substantial and long lasting.
Treatments are expensive
While this may certainly be the case in some instances, the overall cost of many other cosmetic procedures is significantly higher than the cost of regular Botox treatments.
Your Lser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing and IPL among many other services. Please call us at 323 525 1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.