5 common misconceptions about the Injectable Neurotoxins (BTX) injection

Botox Injection Administration

BOTOX is growing in popularity. In one year, about six million BOTOX treatments are administered all over the world to beautify and rejuvenate faces. The promise of looking years younger than one’s actual age is an attractive prospect, especially for people whose careers depend on their looks, such as actors, performers, and businessmen.

BOTOX works by relaxing the muscles that cause creases on your face, such as frown lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet. When those muscles relax, lines will naturally recede and then disappear, removing signs of ageing completely from the face. When administering BOTOX, your doctor will inject the solution directly into those muscles. You would then be able to see the effects of the injection within 2 to 5 days.

Many potential patients are scared to use BOTOX, mainly due to some myths that have been propagated about this very effective substance. Here are 5 common misconceptions that some people have about BOTOX injections.

"Botox is poisonous"

BOTOX is made from a substance known as botulinum toxin. While this toxin is dangerous in concentrated doses, the BOTOX solutions that are sold to clinics contain a very diluted version of this toxin. When injected into parts of your face, a trained doctor will take care to inject the optimal dose.

Dr Elias Tam of EHA Clinic, who has over 20 years of medical experience, and over 10 years of experience using BOTOX, will ensure that you are completely safe during the procedure.


"Botox makes you expressionless"

BOTOX relaxes the muscles on your face. While incorrect BOTOX injection may make you lose control of those muscles, thereby preventing you from expressing emotions like happiness or anger. Done correctly, BOTOX does not hinder your ability to express your emotions. The injections will target muscle that causes deep wrinkles, such as the forehead furrow, and will not affect muscles that are involved in facial expressions.


"BOTOX injections are painful"

A BOTOX treatment can seem daunting for patients who are afraid of needles. When administering BOTOX, an injection is absolutely required. However, they are not painful at all. In fact, patients report only mild discomfort, much like a slight pinch, during the procedure. Needles used for BOTOX injections are very thin compared to a typical injection. Numbing cream may be applied for those who are sensitive or afraid of needle. Ice application prior to injection is equally effective.


"BOTOX is the same as a dermal filler"

BOTOX and dermal fillers are different, although both are inserted into the face by means of injection. The treatments differ in function. Dermal fillers add volume to specific parts of the face, while BOTOX relaxes muscles in the injected areas. Both are used to increase the youthfulness of the face, but solve different signs of ageing. These 2 procedures work synergistically for even better result.


"BOTOX requires a lot of downtime"

On the contrary, BOTOX is one of the few cosmetic treatments that has almost no downtime at all. This is because BOTOX is a minimally invasive procedure which means that you would not need additional time to recover. However, patients should take care not to lie down for a few hours after the procedure.

BOTOX injections can be a simple albeit temporary solution to unwanted lines on the face caused by ageing.

It is approved for use by aesthetic clinics in Singapore and is offered by EHA Clinic. Contact us at 6235 3325 today to enquire about the BOTOX treatment.

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