Botox is a staple treatment present in pretty much every modern clinic across the world. It has made huge advancements throughout its many years of existence and utilization in the beauty industry and has even made its way into the medical world as a treatment for health issues, like arthritis, migraines and even depression.
But with its popularity, there are also many rumors floating around about Botox, what it does and what it is. With all this information available on the internet and all the word-of-mouth rumors you hear from so many people, what’s true about Botox and what isn’t?
In order to clear the name of Botox treatment in NYC clinics’ favorite form of anti-age treatments, we’ll take a look at a couple of popular rumors and see if they’re facts or just some false gossip.
1. It’s dangerous
Let’s start with debunking this big one. Many people don’t really know what actually happens during a Botox procedure or what the treatment actually accomplishes, so they tend to have some misled fear of what they don’t understand.
The truth is, that the botulinum toxin, the scientific name for the Botox compound, is actually dangerous, in large doses. So, that’s partly true. But the dosage you’re getting in a treatment is very small, pretty much tiny compared to the dose that you’ll need to cause any kind of extensive damage.
The dosage you get in clinics is miniscule and isn’t dangerous to most people. What you’ll need to do however, to ensure that you’re absolutely safe, is see your doctor or medical professional before you make an appointment. It’s very important to know with absolute certainty that you have the green light to proceed with the treatment.
Otherwise, Botox is generally very safe and with some very rare exceptions, procedures go by rather smoothly.
2. It won’t look natural
Wrong. Maybe a couple decades ago this could have been a genuine worry, but nowadays, Botox looks quite natural. All the advancements made on the compound have paid off, as Botox makes the face look naturally smooth. In fact, unless you’ve got a keen eye for these things or you yourself work as a cosmetic surgeon, you’re really going to have a hard time telling whether or not the person’s been treated.
If you’ve seen photos of plastic looking celebrities, who’re all puffed up, that’s generally because either they’ve gone for far too many treatments in a short amount of time or the procedure was botched. Which actually leads us to our next rumor.
3. Procedures often get botched
No they don’t. A procedure going wrong is a very rare event and most clients walk into clinics expecting everything to go smoothly as opposed to anything getting wrong.
You need to consider the fact that the biggest priority of any professional clinic is to ensure your safety above anything else. This means that all the precautions will be taken to ensure that everything goes accordingly and nothing is out of the surgeons control.
There’s no reason you should be nervous if the clinic you’re visiting is highly qualified and has had a good track record of smooth procedures and great results. Sure, there is a very slim chance of something going wrong during the procedure, but the risk is quite small. And even if something does go wrong, it’s generally correctable and can be fixed in the blink of an eye.
4. The downtime and side effects are a hassle to deal with
Most clients report a generally smooth downtime, with very small nuisances here and there. The most common side effects of Botox include redness, swelling, dryness of the skin and a little aching. And while these are quite easy to deal with (generally with household skin care products) they don’t even last that long; subsiding generally within the first week following the procedure.
But if you take proper care of the treated area, avoid touching it, especially if it begins to itch, and the side effects will go away as quickly as they arrived. So if you’re worried about not being able to dedicate enough time to recover from the procedure, then don’t really worry too much, as the treatment is very easy to recover from.
5. All my favorite celebrities go through Botox treatments, which means that it’s super expensive.
Sure, maybe a few decades ago this would’ve been the case, but nowadays, Botox is widely available. What this means is that more clinics have the treatment in their catalogue and the prices become more competitive. As a consumer, you only stand to gain from this, since competitive prices also means better bargains.
If you do a little search on the internet, you’ll find that there are tons of clinics in your area alone (that is if you live in a big city) who are offering some amazing deals on Botox. For example if you happen to live in NYC, the Manhattan based PLACEHOLDER have a special offer for old and new clients with their Botox NYC treatment plan. This package gives you some of the best Botox in the city, for a price that won’t leave your wallet empty in these tight times.
But regardless of where you live, you’ll probably find something good in your local or your nearest metropolitan areas. All it really takes is a little bit of research and asking around. And the price generally depends on what you want and what kind of results you’re looking for. Different clinics have different forms of pricing, so you’d have to ask them whether they charge per area of treatment or maybe per unit of Botox.
So be a little more scrupulous when learning new information about Botox, as you never know what is true and what is false. It’s unfortunate that with the rise of the internet and the accessibility of information, so many false rumors can also be spread. Don’t believe everything you hear and always double check your facts before making up your mind about something.