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Myths and Facts About Botox Everyone Should Know

Smiling and frowning are two facial expressions that help us convey feelings. You’ve probably spent much of your younger years never thinking about how these expressions may eventually age your appearance. But as you enter your 30s and 40s, fine lines and wrinkles start to show up, making you look older than you feel.

Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment with 7.4 million procedures performed in 2018. Even though Botox has grown in popularity, much is still misunderstood about the treatment. Dontage, located in Falls Church, Virginia, is here to set clear the myths and facts about Botox so that you can decide if it’s right for you.

Myth: Botox gives you a “frozen” look

Many people shy away from Botox because they think it will give them a “frozen” appearance. But the truth is, you are still able to convey facial expressions after you’ve had a Botox procedure. Many of your co-workers and acquaintances may have undergone Botox, but the results are so natural, you probably could have never guessed.

Waseem Garbia, PA-C has performed Botox injections for over 14 years and knows exactly where to place the Botox injections to smooth away wrinkles and allow facial movement. He artistically injects Botox to give you a natural, but younger-looking, you. No one will even notice you’ve gotten Botox — unless you tell them.

Fact: It can be used to prevent wrinkles 

Botox comes from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum and is used for cosmetically diminishing wrinkles. But did you know Botox can also be used to prevent new wrinkles from forming? 

Every time you frown, the facial muscles in your forehead and between your eyebrows tug at your skin. This causes creases to slowly form fine lines and later, wrinkles. Preventive Botox is a way of strategically placing Botox to relax these muscles and safely block the nerve receptors from moving. 

The results stop wrinkles in their tracks, so you’re left with a smoother, younger complexion. Preventive Botox can also help you save money in the long run, by eliminating deep wrinkles that are harder and most costly to treat.

Myth: The effects are instantaneous

Many people undergo Botox and expect to instantly see their results, but this simply isn’t how the neurotoxin works. Botox takes three to seven days to gradually stop the nerve and muscle activity, allowing the results to naturally appear. The full effects of Botox take around two weeks, but the results are worth the wait.

If you're getting Botox for a big event like a vacation or wedding, we suggest coming in a month before to make sure you get the results you want. That way, you’ll have time to come in for a touch up, if needed. One of the best parts of Botox is that it lasts for three to four months, making it one of the most effective anti-aging treatments on the market.

Fact: It’s one of the safest procedures

Although Botox is a neurotoxin, it’s considered a safe procedure when performed by an experienced practitioner. Botox is safe and comes with minimal risks compared to many other cosmetic procedures. Aside from its cosmetic uses, Botox has been used for 30 years to treat health conditions like migraines, neck spasms, and excessive sweating.

This FDA-approved procedure only takes minutes to undergo and provides flawless results, which makes it a beauty necessity for people around the world. 

Turn back the clock with Botox, and experience a more youthful complexion today. Call 703-214-6834 to schedule your Botox appointment, or book online.

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