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Dispelling 3 Misconceptions About Botox

There are many misconceptions out there about Botox. These misconceptions may have you thinking twice about using this popular treatment. Learning more about these misconceptions and the truth surrounding them can help you obtain the information you need to make a decision as to whether Botox may be right to incorporate into your beauty regimen. Here are three common myths related to Botox and the truth about these myths. 

1. Botox Is a Filler or Plumper

One of the biggest misconceptions out there about Botox is that it is a filler or plumper. Fillers or plumper involve injecting fat or a chemical under the skin. The fat or filler helps to add fullness to the face and fill in space under the skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works completely differently than fillers or plumbers. Botox paralyzes facial muscles, affecting the nerve signals that are responsible for the muscles contracting. As the muscles relax, the skin smooths out, giving you a youthful appearance. The paralyzed muscles also help to prevent deeper wrinkles or lines from developing. 

2. Botox Should Be Used Once Wrinkles Have Appeared

Another common misconception is that Botox should be used once wrinkles have appeared. Many people wait until they have deep-set lines and wrinkles to start thinking about injectables. However, you can start using Botox prior to wrinkles and fine lines appearing to help prevent them from forming altogether. Collagen production starts to decrease during your 30s. This is when many wrinkles start to form. Starting treatments around this time can help you to appear youthful and ward off those fine lines and wrinkles that may start forming. 

3. Botox Treatment Only Needs to Be Done Once

The final myth about Botox is that you only do it once and that is all. Botox does not last your lifetime. The length of time it will last varies from person to person, but in most people, Botox will last anywhere from three to six months. As such, Botox does need to be injected repeatedly if you wish to continue to receive the benefits that it offers. 

Combining Botox with a healthy diet, a full skincare routine, and staying hydrated, can help you to look younger and healthier. People in their 30s are starting to incorporate Botox injections into their beauty regimen to look their best both now and into the future. If you are wondering if Botox may be right for you, consult with a dermatologist or cosmetic doctor for more information about this treatment.