We all do it, stare in the mirror at all the lines and creases on our face, wishing it would just disappear by itself. But in this modern day, there are so many options and quick fixes to help get rid of our wrinkles.
Before taking the jump, here are a few myths you should know about these ‘miraculous’ wrinkles reducing treatments.
What is True or not? Find out below.
- Botox and fillers are the same.
Botox and fillers are very different from each other. Granted, they are both injectable and it’s true that both reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but they perform differently.
Basically, in simple words, filler fills while Botox relaxes. Wrinkles are formed over time with muscles movements. So with Botox, the muscles responsible for the creation of wrinkle are relaxed with the injection of Botox.
In contrast, fillers fill the wrinkle with the product. It helps to enhance the skin by adding volume where it is lacking. It is inserted in the deeper folds, reducing the movements of the muscle causing the wrinkles.
- Botox immobilizes the face.
Botox injections don’t freeze the face when done correctly and in moderation. Naturally, since you are relaxing your muscle, the emotions and movements will be diminished. An experienced doctor will administer the correct dosage, where a more natural result will be seen on the face. The movements would, also, not be negatively affected such as lifting of the brow and smiling.
Be sure to research before you commit to a place. It is important to choose qualified doctors with established practices.
- They are extremely painful.
The injections cause minimal pain. The needle is very thin, slightly larger than the ones used for acupuncture, so there’s minimal discomfort. Some people described it as a sharp sting which fades away almost instantly.
After the injection, there will be some red spots and slight swelling at the injection sites, which will fade away by the next day or two. If you are worried about the pain, ask your doctor for topical anesthetic to numb the area first before starting the procedure.
- Addictive products
When something is working perfectly and improving your appearance, you can become addicted to it. The addiction is not a physical addiction but more a physiological addiction. It is based on how it makes a person feel about themselves. For many that love the look it gives them, they would want to keep experiencing the results repeatedly.
Be careful not go overboard with the injections as they can become unnatural looking and freeze your muscles.
- Botox lasts a lifetime.
Botox only last up to 3 or 4 moths depending on the dosage used. It might last less if there was a minimal dose. Fillers, on the other hand, last 6-12 months and are reversible.
The reason you might think it lasts longer, is the perception that you get afterwards when the product wears off. If you haven’t been using your muscles for a period of time, it becomes a habit where you, yourself, don’t use it frequently. Therefore, it gives the impression that the botox/fillers are still present.