Myths about Anti-Wrinkle injections

I won’t be able to make any facial expressions after anti-wrinkle injections.

FALSE – It is possible to receive anti-wrinkle injections that look natural and not overdone. Normal facial expressions can still be made because this treatment only reduces the muscle activity but does not radically change it.

Once I start having these injections I won’t be able to stop.

FALSE – Anti-wrinkle injections effectively improves your appearance for 3 to 6 months at a time. After this period muscles return to their normal function, and lines gradually return if you choose not to use the product again. No damage to muscles takes place.

This product is only used for facial aesthetics.

FALSE – Not only is this product used for facial aesthetics, it is used for many other medical problems such as;

  • Migraines
  • Overactive bladder
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Nerve disorders
  • Cervical dystonia

These injections will cause irreversible damage to my facial muscles.

FALSE- When this product is injected, it relaxes facial muscles by blocking nerve impulses. It effectively reduces muscle activity that causes lines and eventually wrinkles. Botox injections limit muscle activity, but do not cause damage or complete paralysis to the area injected. This is the reason for its widespread use.

The injections are painful.

FALSE – Anti-wrinkle injections are quick and simple. We even use the finest needle available which is actually called “the invisible needle” and just a small amount of liquid is used, so the pain associated with the injection is minimal. No anesthetic is required.

Anti-wrinkle injections have the same results as fillers.

FALSE – The product used for this treatment is not filler therefore it doesn’t fill in facial lines or restore volume loss. It relaxes the muscles underneath the skin that cause the lines in the first place. Facial fillers help to fill in facial lines and restore volume that is lost over time.

This treatment can be performed anywhere.

FALSE – This facial aesthetic procedure should only be administered in an appropriate medical setting, it is a technique-sensitive procedure which requires the appropriate training and clinical environment.