Are you interested in trying Botox but need more information to make your decision? Here at Neu Look Med Spa, education is a major part of our patient care. In this blog we break down the five most common myths about Botox.
Myth #1: Botox can eliminate all your wrinkles
Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles that are created over time by repetitive facial expressions. Botox is a neurotoxin that inhibits muscle contraction in areas such as the forehead and between the eyebrows, crows feet, the neck area, and sometimes the upper lip area. For some patients, we use Botox on their chest area as well. Inhibiting muscle contraction helps soften and sometimes eliminate those fine expression lines.
Patients with deeper lines or volume loss will find that they need more medication than Botox. Gita Izadi, NP will use Botox first to prevent the line from becoming deeper and if the lines are showing, patients have a choice to use a Hyaluronic Filler like Juvederm Volbella or Bellafill to fill in the deep line. Using both Botox and an injectable filler gives the best result, as the fillers will last for a long time if the patient continues to receive their Botox injection within 4-5 months.
Myth #2: Your wrinkles will get worse if you stop Botox
Botox relaxes the muscles under the skin and helps the line to look softer or eliminates it according to the depth of the lines. Once the Botox wears off, the muscles relaxation goes away and the movement will start, which causes the lines to come back. Botox injection will not create new lines unless is injected in the wrong part of the muscles.
It is recommended to do Botox every 3-4 months to maintain your smooth look. At Neu Look, since our Botox is very concentrated and not overly diluted, Botox injection of Glabella area will last up to 4-5 months.
Myth #3: Botox is only for older patients
Here at Neu Look Med Spa we are starting to see an increase in younger patients requesting Botox. Using Botox in your twenties can help prevent fine lines from becoming deeper in the future!
Myth #4: Botox is only used to treat wrinkles
At Neu Look we treat wrinkles and Hyperhidrosis. According to Wikipedia” Hyperhidrosis is the condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. It is associated with a significant quality of life burden from a psychological, emotional, and social perspective.” Botox creates a barrier for the sweat glands. Sweat will not be produced in the areas (underarms) that have been treated. Patients receiving this treatment find a significant decrease in the amount they sweat.
Botox can also be used to treat patients who clench or grind their teeth at night. Repeatedly clenching in the jaw area can make this area look bulky. After 2-3 treatments of Botox the jaw muscles no longer have the strength to grind. (not treated in Neu Look)
Myth #5: Botox is just for women
Botox can be used for women AND men! Many male patients complain of looking constantly angry even when they are not. Botox can soften those expressions and create a more youthful look. Here at Neu Look Med Spa we are seeing an increase in male patients requesting Botox and other injectable treatments. Gita Izadi, NP specializes in creating the most natural look for both males and females!
To learn more about Botox or to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (858) 538-5665 for more information.