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Myth vs. Reality: The 3 Common Misconceptions About Botox

Botox is one of the most misunderstood cosmetic procedures. There are a variety of myths about whom the treatment is for, why it is used and the effects that it can have. Almost all of these stories are untrue. Here are just three of the many myths that are commonly spread about Botox, and what the truth actually is.

 It is only for women

The gendered attitudes towards cosmetic procedures are changing dramatically in the 21st century. While it was once senselessly considered somewhat emasculating for men to receive help for cosmetic problems, more males are actually receiving Botox treatment now than ever before. After all, men suffer from the same lines and wrinkles that women do. Both genders are alike in using their facial muscles every day, and both genders are equally alike in the effect that these muscles can have on your skin after constant use. Botox treatment has the same results for men as it does for women: it can help provide a softer, smoother look to your face that removes those harsh lines and wrinkles.

Botox is only able to get rid of wrinkles

Botox is a treatment that blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. Cosmetically, this helps to prevent wrinkles. However, there are many other positive effects that the treatment can have. Because it reduces muscle tension, Botox has been known to reduce the occurrence of migraines and limit muscle pain. It can also minimise the action of blood cells that facilitate psoriasis, as well as slow down the activity of sweat glands that create excessive perspiration. Therefore, even if you do not have wrinkles, Botox can be used as a solution to a myriad of other body problems.

The treatment is just for old people

Botox was once synonymous with aging Hollywood stars looking to hold onto their youthful looks. Unfortunately, that stigma still continues to surround the treatment for many people. However, it is not the case at all. Botox can be used by, and is increasingly common among, younger people in their 20s or 30s. Residual lines from constant muscle movement in the face can appear for people as young as 21. Many of these people may fear that if it continue, they will have a great many wrinkles on their skin even as a young adult, which can contribute to self-consciousness and social anxiety. Botox is a safe treatment for adults young and old if they want to remove these wrinkles.