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5 Common Misconceptions About Botox Disproven

Botox Cost Edmonton | Dr. Adil Ladak Plastic
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  • November 12, 2020

Are you looking to rejuvenate your facial appearance and weighing the pros and cons of Botox injections? Keep reading to learn about 5 common Botox myths that you have possibly heard about, debunked.

One of the most popular procedures worldwide that we provide at our Edmonton Plastic Surgery clinic is Botox injections. Botox injections are so popular because they are easy to administer, deliver outstanding results, and are low-risk to our patients. Botox injections can be successfully used to:

  • Remove frown lines
  • Erase horizontal forehead wrinkles
  • Reduce the effect of "cobblestone" skin on the chin
  • Eliminate crow's feet
  • Lift drooping facial features

Customized Botox and Anti-Ageing Treatments in Edmonton

To help you achieve a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance, our licensed plastic surgeons can create customized treatment plans for cosmetic procedures including Botox and facial surgery, so that you can look and feel your best. Whatever your goals, we can work to create a unique solution for you.

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What Are Botox Injections?

When Botox was first developed, it was used primarily to treat patients who struggled with muscle spasms around the neck and face area. As time passed and doctors became more knowledgeable about the effects of Botox, it began to take on a new role in society as a standard anti-aging procedure to reduce the effects of facial lines and wrinkles.

While it is still being used in the field of medicine to help patients who struggle with muscle spasm such as eye twitches, the most common use of the chemical is to reduce the prevalence of wrinkles and smoothen out the skin.

5 Common Misconceptions about Botox Deubunked

Although Botox has grown to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, there are still some myths about this treatment that are commonplace in society today. We are here to disprove these myths and provide information on what Botox truly is; a safe and painless anti-aging treatment that has been used by millions of people worldwide.


Here are some of the most common misconceptions about this anti-wrinkle treatment debunked: 

1. Botox is Toxic To Your Body 

When administered in small doses, such as those that are used in the application of Botox, the botulinum toxin is considered to be very safe. However, you should always go to a board-certified plastic surgeon for your Botox injections to ensure the best possible treatment outcome. You are most likely to experience adverse side effects if your injections aren't prepared according to FDA standards, or if they are injected by an inexpereinced skin care professional or doctor. 

2. Botox Treatment is Painful

When administered by one of our Edmonton board-certified plastic surgeons,  the discomfort felt from a Botox injection is minimal. In fact, the size of the needle used in Botox injections is typically the same size or smaller than the ones used in administering flu shots. If the thought of pain does worry you, a topical anesthesia may be provided to ensure that you feel no discomfort whatsoever.

3. Botox Treatment Leads to a Long and Difficult Recovery

Compared to most other cosmetic treatments or surgeries, the after-effects and recovery period from Botox injections is incredibly mild and brief. You may experience some redness, swelling, or mild irritation in the treatment area, but these side effects are temporary and will dissipate quickly. Patients are also recommended to avoid touching or rubbing the injection areas for around 24 hours. However, you will likely be told that you can return to your daily activities following your appointment with no arduous recovery period required.


4. Botox Is The Answer to All Signs of Facial Aging 

Just because Botox injections are incredibly popular does not mean that they are the answer to all signs of aging. Botox injections are best used to treat minor lines and wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, and lips, such as crows feet and laugh lines. For deeper signs of aging, your doctor may recommend procedures such as:

5. Botox Creates a Stiff, 'Frozen' Face

When administered by an accomplished, qualified surgeon, such as the ones at our Edmonton Plastic Surgery clinic, your face will look rejuvenated, more expressive, and younger. The stiff and 'frozen' faces that you see in online horror stories are typically administered by underqualified, inexperienced surgeons.

Say Goodbye to Wrinkles with Botox

Botox can refresh your skin and give you a self-esteem boost within a short, 30 minute treatment time. If you think that Botox injections could help you reach your aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Ladak at 780-407-6691 or fill in our online contact form.

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