Welcome to the first Revive Blog! What better way to start blogging than to make a first post all about Botox Injections! Our team has decided to post weekly about topics in both the beauty and medical world.
Now let’s talk Botox! A word we are all so familiar with. But, lets be honest, most of us have heard the myths and questioned this magical toxin. Botox injections are a taboo subject, and often times when people bring up the word Botox no one raises a brow (that was a joke, but yet so serious). This post is all about uncovering the concerns most people may face when discussing Botox. Before we dive into our post lets hit some basic facts we all need to know about Botox. Aside from Botox being a women’s best friend these days, ( yes we know diamonds and flowers are still awesome, but you’ll quickly change your mind after your first Botox treatment).
What is Botox and what does Botox treat?
Botox is a neurotoxin also known as “botulinum toxin” that is used to treat the muscle area by simply paralyzing it, causing no movement. Fun fact, Did you guys know that Botox is actually the most popular non-surgical treatment! Over millions of people, both men and women have gotten Botox injections. At our Philadelphia office, we treat a number of our patients using Botox. From treating fine lines and wrinkles, to migraines, excessive sweating, muscle twitching, bells palsy, and incontinence, Botox is pretty much the solution to a number of problems.
Now, lets get to the good part, ending the stigma and uncertainty of Botox. Debunking the myths, and stating the facts of why Botox is truly so amazing !
Myth #1: Botox injections are painful.
Botox injections are actually more like a tiny bug bite feeling. The needles are so thin, that only small amounts of fluid can be injected at a time. The treatments are quite simple, and when in the right hands it is super quick and easy! At Revive Medical Philadelphia, our injectors are highly trained in their skills and techniques for administering Botox, so trust us you are in good hands and taken care of ( literally).
Myth #2: Botox will work instantly
FALSE! The full result of Botox actually is not seen right away! Botox usually starts working 5-7 days post treatment. Everyone’s body adapts and responds differently to treatments, so you may notice full results at a different time than others ( which is totally ok!)
Myth #3: Botox is permanent
Although we wish Botox was forever ( HAHAHA). Botox does not last a lifetime. However, the results do last months! This just means you can come in to our office in Philly for routine maintenance, or for any special occasion approaching !
Myth #4: Botox freezes facial expressions
Botox is not meant to stop your face from having expressions, although the muscle is paralyzed you can still show expression. The purpose of Botox injections are to enhance your natural beauty, not change it!
Myth #5: Botox can erase all lines and wrinkles
The thing with Botox is, it works on wrinkles created by movement. Examples would be squinting and making an angry facial expression. If these lines are already “deep” they may require multiple injections to achieve that softened look you want! Everyone has different features, and looks so our staff definitely advises getting a consult. Our Philadelphia office is open and always has availability! During the consultation, we come up with a treatment plan, improve on the areas you desire, and help prevent the wrinkles from getting worse. The best part about Revive is we offer free consultations so just give us a ring, or book through our website !