White Rock Skin & Laser Clinic knows there are A LOT of common misconceptions about Botox (and Dysport) and we wanted to clear them up! Here are 7 myths that we see and what we have to say about them!
Myth: Botox is permanent.
Fact: Botox typically lasts 3-4 months per treatment. The product slowly loses effectiveness over that period until it's completely gone, and it's time for your next treatment!
Myth: Botox is the same thing as fillers.
Fact: Botox is actually a neurotoxin that is injected to temporarily stop specific muscles from moving. This reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Fillers are generally made of hyaluronic acid which is injected to add volume, giving a more lifted, smoother appearance to the skin. Fillers typically last 1 year.
Myth: Your wrinkles get worse when you stop doing Botox.
Fact: Your wrinkles will return as movement is slowly restored to the muscles of the treatment area.
Myth: Botox injections are painful.
Fact: Botox injections are a very well tolerated treatment. No numbing is generally required but if you prefer, we can apply some topical anesthetic or some ice prior to injecting. All you'll feel is a bit of a pinch.
Myth: I'll be wrinkle-free after my Botox treatment.
Fact: Botox only treats dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive motion of certain muscles groups. Botox cannot treat static wrinkles which are caused by volume loss and the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. It's time to discuss fillers or threads if that is your concern!
Myth: Botox leaves you frozen or expressionless.
Fact: If Botox is done too heavy, or improperly, there is a risk of a frozen look. Botox or Dysport injected by a highly trained, experienced professional lessens that risk. When done properly and in reasonable amounts, Botox leaves you looking rested with a smoother complexion.
Myth: Botox results are immediate.
Fact: It typically takes 3-4 days for the effect of the neuromodulator to begin and up to two weeks for the full effect of the treatment to be visible. It gives a nice, natural looking transition.
If you think now is the time to try Botox or Dysport, give the team at White Rock Skin & Laser clinic a call. Our team of professionals will develop a treatment plan based on your needs and take you through treatment step by step. We pride ourselves on our personalized care and would love to help you achieve your antiaging goals.