Despite major advancements in the field of cosmetic improvement, many people are still wary of booking anti-wrinkle injections and treatments. A lot of the stigma is due to myths about dermal procedures that are outdated and, in some cases, simply wrong. Here are a few of the most popular myths surrounding anti-wrinkle injections.
Myth #1: Anti-Wrinkle Injections Are Unsafe and Toxic
Since their introduction into the market nearly 20 years ago, over 15 million anti-wrinkle injections have been performed, with no real long-term side effects. This is even the case in studies of people who got 30+ anti-wrinkle injections within a period of almost a decade. You would have to receive more than 100 times the normal dosage for an anti-wrinkle injection to be fatal.
Myth #2: Anti-Wrinkle Injections Are Painful
Despite being administered through a needle, anti-wrinkle injection treatments for most people cause as much discomfort as a slight pinch or a mosquito bite. That's why anaesthetics are not necessary for the procedure (but are available for fillers, or small quantities of collagen or other substance).
Myth #3: You Are Injecting Botulism into Your Face
What is being injected into you during an anti-wrinkle treatment is a purified protein that has been derived from the botulism toxin. Just as there are perfectly safe medications that have been derived from toxins, you are not in fact putting botulism into your body.
Myth #4: You Won't Be Able to Move Your Face
We've all seen movies and TV shows in which someone has had Botox treatment and their facial expression is frozen, or it doesn't look right when they smile. In reality, it's when too much of the anti-wrinkle treatment or filler has been injected that this might happen. That's why it is important to find someone with the skill and expertise to do the procedure. When done correctly, anti-wrinkle injections will actually enhance expression, not erase it.
Myth #5: Anti-Wrinkle Injections Only Have a Cosmetic Purpose
What we now know as anti-wrinkle treatments were actually originally developed to treat neurological problems. Even today, these procedures treat a number of conditions, including chronic neck/back pain, migraines, facial spasms, and depression. History is full of other examples of treatments that were developed for one purpose but have ended up being better for another purpose.
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Whether you are getting them on their own or to complement cosmetic dental work, our anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers are safe and expertly injected. Contact us today at (03) 8845 5400 with your questions or to book an appointment ( which you can also do online here). Let us help you look and feel your very best.