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The Truth About Botox

Skin Treatments & Botox Edmonton
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  • March 01, 2017

Botox is one of the most frequently requested and effective skin treatments for fighting common signs of aging and reducing the visibility of wrinkles, fine lines and deep creases.

However, due to its popularity, there are many myths surrounding this skin treatment. If you are considering Botox, you may be wondering what information is fact and what is fiction.

Before considering any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to be fully aware of the risks, benefits and process involved so you can make an informed decision about which procedure is right for you.


5 Botox Myths Debunked

Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging cosmetic treatments worldwide. However, even after being known as the ultimate wrinkle reducer, several myths surrounding this skin treatment still persist.

These include:

Myth 1: Botox Will Make My Face Look Frozen

The loss of facial expressions is one of the main reasons many patients are hesitant about this skin treatment. As a result, you will miss out on the incredible benefits Botox provides including reduced wrinkles and a rejuvenated appearance.

Working with a board-certified plastic surgeon will eliminate any potential ‘frozen-look’ problems as they can ensure you receive the correct Botox dosage for a look that is youthful but completely natural.


Myth 2: Botox Is Just For Wrinkles

While Botox is primarily used as an effective anti-aging skin treatment, it is also approved for a wide range of other medical purposes and can be used safely to treat/manage:

  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Migraines
  • Bruxism
  • Overactive bladder
  • Strabismus

If you are suffering from any of the above conditions, it may be worthwhile to discuss the Botox option with your doctor, as it is a safe and effective procedure that could drastically improve the quality of your life.


Myth 3: Botox Can Be Administered By Anyone

Because of its availability and simple application, many patients forget the risks involved if Botox injections aren’t performed properly.

When administered incorrectly, Botox can have serious side-effects including:

  • Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
  • Droopy eyelid
  • Excessive eye dryness/tearing
  • Breathing trouble
  • Trouble speaking or swallowing
  • Muscle weakness
  • Vision problems

Choosing a plastic surgeon who is skilled in the nuanced application of this skin treatment based on a patient’s unique facial structure and who understands all the safety procedures is crucial for safe and successful results.

Myth 4: Botox Is Just For Women

Botox and other non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers are increasing significantly among male patients in Edmonton.

This skin treatment can help our male patients:

  • Maintain a naturally youthful appearance
  • Improve their physical appearance
  • Eliminate excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Eliminate skin concerns including facial wrinkles and unwanted lines

Non-invasive cosmetic treatments are a safe and immediate solution for reducing the effects of age, stress and the elements for a more aesthetically pleasing, younger appearance.


Myth 5: You Should Only Get Botox When You Have Wrinkles

While Botox is a very effective skin treatment to eliminate existing wrinkles and facial lines, it can also be used as an AGING PREVENTATIVE.

Starting Botox skin treatments in your 20s and 30s can benefit your appearance in two main ways:

Slows wrinkle development

Some patients develop wrinkles early because of the quality of their skin. Starting Botox in your 20s can help delay the appearance of brow wrinkles by inhibiting your ability to make the facial movements that lead to their development.

Longer-lasting improvements

Because the muscles in your upper face are impacted by Botox, many patients find that they require fewer ‘touch ups’ after multiple sessions.

Call Today

To find out more about the costs, risks and benefits of Botox or other non-invasive skin treatments at our Edmonton clinic, contact Dr. Ladak today 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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