With the advent of newer modalities in anti- ageing, looking and feeling young has become the norm of the day.
As a cosmetic dermatologist practicing in Kochi, I see a lot of women and men in their 30's to 60 's who desire to try out procedures to look young. But a common factor I have observed when I suggest Botulinum injections popularly called as Botox(R) is - fear of Botox! Why are people afraid of Botulinum injections? It is mainly because of the myths surrounding it . Let me debunk a few myths surrounding Botox so that you can go ahead and look younger without any fear or any inhibitions.
Myth No 1
Botox injections will make me look artificial
Since i am a practicing dermatologist in Kochi, the most common concern people have when it comes to Botox is whether they will look artificial and whether it will freeze their expressions.
Fact No 1
Botulinum injections are tailored to the needs of each individual. We adjust the number of units injected into the muscles to give a natural , yet wrinkle free appearance.
Myth No 2
Botox injections are poisonous
This is another common fear that I see in my patients. The term Botulinum "toxin" creates a sense of apprehension.
Fact No 2
Botulinum " toxin" is not a poison but a purified protein from a bacterium. It has the property of relaxing the facial muscles temporarily and not damage it as people fear it to be.
Myth No 3
Botox is painful
Are you refusing Botox treatment because of the fear of injections? As a dermatologist practicing in Kochi, this is another common fear I see among my patients. Though they are extremely keen on looking young , the word " injection" scares them away from Botox!
Fact No 3
Botox injections can be made absolutely painless by applying a numbing cream on the injection sites before administering the injections. So if you are postponing Botox treatment because you are scared of needle pricks, this should reassure you!
I hope this article clears the 3 common myths surrounding Botox or Botulinum injections. If you are in Kochi or Kerala, you can definitely head to our clinic for a safe, pain-free and best Botox experience.
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