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4 Common Botox Myths Dispelled

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  • June 26, 2017

Are you looking for a safe, quick & minimally-invasive skin treatment to instantly rejuvenate your skin? Learn about the custom Botox treatments at our Edmonton clinic. 

Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging cosmetic skin treatments worldwide and is generally used to prevent and/or minimize lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead.

It provides dramatic effects similar to those of a facelift without the high costs and extensive recovery period. Other benefits of Botox skin treatment include:

  • Natural looking results
  • Long lasting effects (Up to 12 weeks)
  • Results can be seen almost instantly
  • Pain-free & minimal side effects

At our Edmonton Clinic, we provide a range of minimally-invasive skin treatments including Botox and tissue fillers to help our patients safely achieve all their aesthetic and anti-aging goals.


4 Botox Myths Debunked

Botox may be one of the most popular skin treatments globally but it is not without controversy. There are still a few misconceptions regarding its safety, what it does and doesn’t do, and who the best candidates are.

If you are considering Botox as an anti-aging method, here are some of the myths you shouldn’t believe:

1. The best time for Botox is when the lines appear

While it was once believed that Botox works best for patients in their 40s and 50s, this skin treatment is now being used more frequently by patients in their 20s and 30s seeking preventative treatments.

By starting Botox treatments early, before fine lines are visible, you will experience many benefits including:

  • Slower wrinkle development
  • Need for fewer skin treatments in the future
  • Discouragement of facial movement that leads to the development of fine lines
2. Botox treatments can be dangerous

Botox was FDA approved for cosmetic uses in 2002 and since then, millions of people have used the anti-aging skin treatment safely and effectively. However, Botox is safest in the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon and at manufacturer-recommended doses.

ALWAYS find a plastic surgeon or skin care specialist with the required experience and knowledge on how to administer Botox to ensure your safety & best results.

3. Botox Is Just For Wrinkles
Contrary to popular opinion, wrinkles aren’t the only thing that Botox can fix! There are many different aspects of this skin treatment, both medical & cosmetic, that aid patients in different ways.

Some of the conditions Botox can be used to treat include:

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Migraines
  • Managing skin conditions such as acne
  • Creating a defined jaw line
  • Blurry vision

However, before opting for a Botox treatment for any of these conditions, it is very important to book a consultation with your doctor or plastic surgeon to ensure that this is the best treatment method for you.

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4. Botox Creates A Frozen Unnatural Expression

Botox works by relaxing wrinkle-producing facial muscles at the point of injection. These typically occur around deep lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, forehead furrows and smile lines.

Botox DOES NOT affect other muscles involved in overall facial expressions. With this skin treatment, you will be able to display a wide range of expressions & enjoy a naturally-enhanced, youthful appearance.

But remember, the quality of your results depends on the skill of your plastic surgeon - which is just another reason to do your research & find an experienced doctor. 

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To find out more about the costs & benefits of our range of skin treatments including dermal fillers and Botox, contact Dr. Ladak at 780-407-6691.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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