Botox® - facts v.s. fiction
MYTH: My face will freeze and I won't be able to make facial expressions
FACT: Botox® relaxes facial muscles but when applied correctly allows you to maintain a natural younger appearance. The botox reduces muscle activity but does not radically change it.'
MYTH: Once you start - you can't stop
FACT: Botox® effectively improves your appearance for 3 to 6 months at a time. after which, your muscles will gently return to normal function. You can stop at any time.
MYTH: Botox® is a lengthy procedure:
FACT: Typically each session only takes about 10 minutes
MYTH: Botox® injections will cause irreparable damage to my facial tissue and muscles.
FACT: When injected, Botox® relaxes facial muscles by blocking nerve impulses. Part of its wide acceptance is attributed to the fact that it is less invasive than surgical options.
MYTH – Botox® injections are dangerous.
FACT: Botox® is actually a natural protein. When applied by a licensed professional, Botox® injections are extremely safe and effective.
What are injectables?
Injectables and fillers are a cosmetic procedure used to smooth skin, soften wrinkles, tighten, and in some cases it stimulates your body’s own collagen
What is a filler?
fillers last approx 6 months to a year and are used (primarily on the face) as a cosmetic treatment to smooth wrinkles or pitted scars in the skin,
What is Botox®?
Botox® is used to paralyze or weaken muscles that are furrowing or wrinkling the skin.
What is PRP?
Plasma Rich Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing and is the newest form of filler injection. We separate out the plasma rich platelets from your own blood and can use all over your face as filler.
PRP helps induce your own collagen and elastin and can be used areas typically where filler doesn’t work as well and capitalises on the natural properties of blood to help draw from your own, natural fountain of youth.
PRP can also be used with microneedling to help with healing and to speed recovery.
Why is there such a PRP craze right now?
It's scientifically proven:
In an article written in May 2010 by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) - a study was conducted a month after the last session of a face and neck revitalization program. The results were evaluated and a definitive graduated score was calculated for each patient. The results were satisfactory and without serious or persistent side effects.
It has multiple benefits and uses:
- Skin rejuvenation therapy in the form of a PRP facial
- Hair growth stimulation
- Joint damage repairs (in areas such as the knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and vertebrae discs)
- and more
Is Botox®the new normal?
An article in the Huffington Post stated that Botox used to be go-to procedure for A-list celebrities over 40, Now days, women under the age of 30 are quite familiar with the procedure. With such a socially acceptanced presence, we can easily dispel some of the Myths surrounding it.