When it comes to anti-ageing treatments, there is no option more popular than anti-wrinkle injections like Botox. Anti-wrinkle injections are renowned for stunning results and transformative effects. But there are also a lot of myths and rumours about this type of anti-ageing treatment. And knowing which information is true, and which isn’t, can be a real challenge. Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading providers of high quality, professional, anti-ageing treatments. This is our guide to the common myths about anti-wrinkle injections, to help you sort the fact from the fiction.
So what are the myths about Botox?
Opting for any anti-ageing treatment for the first time can be a little overwhelming. But anti-wrinkle injections tend to attract the most attention and publicity, and this has led to a rise in urban myths surrounding this facial treatment. These myths include:
- If you have anti-wrinkle injections, you’ll no longer be able to smile – One of the most common myths we come across on a daily basis, is the idea that you will no longer be able to form any expressions, like smiling or frowning. So is this true? Well, actually there is the smallest grain of truth to this idea. Botox, or anti-wrinkle injections, administered by someone who is untrained and unregistered, can sometimes result in damage to the facial muscles. However, anti-wrinkle injections administered by professionals like us, only serve to influence the nerves and not the muscle. So you will still have use of your facial expressions, although your facial muscles will not move as much. On a side note, if you do have these injections, administered by someone who is not a professional, any negative effects of the anti-wrinkle injections are only ever short lived, lasting for around 4 months. So the damage to your face will not be permanent.
- Botox is for older people – Anti-wrinkle injections are often thought of as a cure for wrinkles. But this is not the whole story. These injections do work effectively to smooth the skin, reducing the appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles. But anti-wrinkle injections can also be very effective for preventing the appearance of such wrinkles in the first place. This means that many younger people opt for anti-wrinkle injections, to preserve their youthful appearance, and prevent wrinkles from ever forming.
- Anti-wrinkle injections are for women – This is a common misconception that we hear a lot in our profession. But it simply isn’t true. From famous actors and TV personalities, to local business and restaurant owners, an increasing number of men from all walks of life are choosing to have anti-wrinkle injections. In addition, the number of men under the age of 35 opting for anti-wrinkle injections is now higher than ever before. So this is a myth we can easily dispel.
If you think anti-wrinkle injections could be the facial treatment you’ve been looking for, why not get in touch today and book a consultation with the professional experts, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?