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November 2, 2017

4 common misconceptions about Botox® treatment

Many of us misconceive Botox® as being an injectable for the middle-aged to combat wrinkles. Whilst this can of course be true, Botox® treatment is not just limited to this very specific demographic. There are lots of other uses for it, including treating various medical conditions and solving aesthetic insecurities. Here are 4 of the most common misconceptions we hear about Botox® every day.

1. “Botox® injections are just for wrinkles”

Let’s start with the obvious. Yes, Botox® is most well-known for combatting the signs of wrinkles and giving people a more youthful appearance, but it also has multiple other uses too. Botox® has been clinically proven to manage debilitating conditions such as chronic migraines or back and neck pain by relaxing targeted muscle groups to relieve tension. It also helps to tackle other insecurities such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), gummy smiles and even weak bladders. In fact, people are finding more uses for Botox® every day making it a valuable treatment.

2. “Botox® is just for women”

Botox® treatment is often misconstrued as being just for women, however, this is not the case. Lots of men are also getting Botox® (or ‘Brotox’) to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and it’s becoming increasingly popular. Botox® and other cosmetic treatments no longer have the same stigma attached that they used to and it is now more acceptable for men to embrace facial aesthetics. Now, men of all ages are embracing the Botox® trend to get that younger more desirable appearance.

3. “Botox® makes you expressionless”

This is probably one of the most common misconceptions of Botox®. Many people believe that Botox® injections result in the ‘frozen face’ look when in fact, this is not the case. Experienced and professional practitioners are able to identify exactly how much botulinum toxin to use on each patient for a natural look. This is why getting Botox® at a credible practice with an experienced practitioner is highly important for quality, ‘unfrozen’ results. Save Face UK are a government approved register who only list practices that have been fully assessed and approved. Finding your local practice via the Save Face website will help you to ensure your practitioner is experienced and will deliver quality results.

4. “Botox® is unsafe”

Many people have reservations about Botox® being unsafe, however in the hands of an experienced practitioner getting Botox® treatment is a relatively safe procedure. Botox® itself is an FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) approved product and has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it is safe to administer. Ethical and fully qualified practitioners will only use high-quality Botox® and will have the skills required to administer the injections safely.

Zohaib Ali, our experienced clinician at Ten Facial Aesthetics, says:

“Botox® has been used medically for 60 years. It is one of the safest and most researched toxins used in the cosmetic industry in the right hands. That being said, never be afraid to ask your practitioner about what kind of Botox® they are using and what their qualifications are. If they are credible and experienced, they will have no problems answering your questions!”

For more information about Botox® with Ten Facial Aesthetics, get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.