Although Botox is proven safe and effective in reducing wrinkles, many are still hesitant on undergoing the treatment. For some it’s the fear of looking weird or frozen, while for others it’s the belief that Botox can make them look older if they stop getting injections. Do you have the same fears or concerns?
Misinformation can sometimes cause fear and prevent you from pursuing your beauty goals. Continue reading as we list and put to rest the most common Botox fears.
1. The results might look frozen or unnatural.
This is the biggest fear among Botox patients, especially first-timers. The frozen face look happens when a patient is unable to move a part of his/her face (commonly in the forehead or mouth) as a result of Botox injections. This often results in an overdone or robotic appearance.
While the dreaded frozen face can happen, this is unlikely when you go to a trained and skilled injector. This is why when getting Botox, it is important to do your research and only consult a licensed aesthetic doctor. Choose an injector with a conservative technique, as the less is more approach helps provide natural-looking results.
2. I’m worried about the side effects of Botox.
The side effects from Botox are uncommon and minimal. These include minor swelling, redness and bruising at the injection site. More serious side effects like asymmetry and droopy eyelids are rare and are associated with wrong placement and technique. You can avoid this when you go to a trained and skilled injector.
The Botox or the product itself does not cause these side effects. Disappointing results like frozen face and drooping eyelids can only happen if you let an inexperienced injector administer the treatment.
3. Botox injections are painful.
While Botox is administered through injections, the pain is usually minimal. This is because the procedure is quick and the needles used are very small. Also, a topical anesthetic cream is applied before the procedure to numb the area. This makes the procedure tolerable, so you don’t need to worry about pain.
A consultation with an aesthetic doctor can help ease your fears about the injections. S/he will explain the specifics of the treatment, as well as things you can expect from the procedure. Being an informed patient matters when undergoing any cosmetic treatment for the first time.
4. I will look older if I stop getting Botox.
This is nothing but a misconception. If you stop or discontinue the treatment, it is not true that Botox will make your lines and wrinkles worse. When the effects of Botox wear off, the treated area will return to its original state or appearance. Getting touch-up treatments can help keep the youthful effects of Botox.
The results of Botox can last between three and six months. After this period, you’ll notice that your previous lines and creases will become more visible again. Getting the treatments every few months can help you maintain a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
5. I can become addicted to Botox.
Botox has no components that will make you addicted to it. This is why it is impossible to become physically addicted to the injections. Botox, however, can help improve your appearance and boost your confidence, so you may want to continue getting injections for a more rejuvenated appearance.
Many Botox patients get the treatment once more to treat the lines and wrinkles that have reappeared after three to six months. This does not make Botox addictive. You may also be glad to know that the treatment makes the lines and wrinkles appear less prominent or severe, as the muscles relax.
Don’t fear Botox. If your facial lines and wrinkles bother you, don’t hesitate to undergo the treatment. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor to ease your fears about Botox and other anti-aging treatments.