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Myths & Facts about Botox

Botox is a medicine that contains botulinum toxin type A, substance used for facial rejuvenation. It is obtained in a biosynthetic way and is applied to the muscles that cause wrinkles or lines of expression to relax them and maintain the patient’s natural expression.

You´ve probably heard so many myths about Botox that you already believe them, that’s why it is important for us that before making the decision on whether to apply Botox or not, clarify those ideas with real facts.

1. Myth: It can be applied anywhere on the face

Fact: Botox is a FDA-approved treatment to be applied between the eyebrows and crow´s feet.

2. Myth: The results are immediately

Fact: Botox takes 2-7 days to see full results.

3. Myth: Botox is non-allergic

Fact: Is not common to have an allergic reaction to Botox, but it can happen, some allergic reaction cases have been reported.

4. Myth: Botulism and Botox are the same thing

Fact: Botulism is found is food while Botox is an isolated protein extract.

5. Myth: Don´t need Botox if you got Facelift or Brow lift

Fact: Doctors recommend Botox after this type of procedure to maintain the results.

6. Myth: Botox is good for anyone

Fact: Before getting Botox like everyone else, is better to visit a board-certified doctor that will recommend what is best for your skin type.

7. Myth: Botox is Painful

Fact: Botox is not painful, you may feel discomfort in the area, but is very weird that pain medication is required after Botox.

8. Myth: Botox should be applied only once

Fact: The results of Botox last 3 months, so as long as you don´t have side negative reactions, you can get Botox again.

9. Myth: Botox causes Droopy Eyes

Fact: The risk to have this side effect is only 2%; as Botox is not permanent neither this side effect is. Remember to visit only board-certified doctors to get Botox in order to avoid this type of negative side effect.

10. Myth: Botox will Froze your expressions and your face will look Tight

Fact: The right amount of Botox will not cause your face to look tight or frozen; it will just reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. But if you over-use Botox, it may cause your face to look tight or swollen.

Many of these myths can become into a reality if you are looking for non-certified, inexperience doctors and cheap prices. But if you concentrate on finding a qualified specialist with experience that will offer you results with quality and effectiveness, you will realize all the benefits and facts of Botox. That’s why in Renew Esthetics we haveDr. Roly Borges who is graduated from Iberoamerican University School and is certified by The American Board of Medical Specialties in Internal Medicine.

He is an expert in the application of non-surgical aesthetic injectable treatments. You´re in good hands at Renew Esthetics!

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