Fact or Fiction? Botox and Dermal Fillers Edition
Botox and Dermal fillers have been the talk of the town for a good few years now, and along with that comes a lot of myths surrounding them.
We’re here today to bust those myths for you and put them to bed.
Botox is more dangerous than Dermal Fillers- FICTION ❌
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is actually very safe when injected by a medical professional. The number of complications reported for Botox is significantly less than those reported for Dermal Fillers.
When you see the latest story in the Sun about a botched treatment, how often is it from botched Botox rather than Dermal Fillers? Almost never.
Dermal fillers carry much more risk than Botox. Not just because non-medics who have done a 2 day course can inject them in the UK, but dermal fillers that are badly placed can leave permanent damage.
Botox on the other hand, always wears off.
It’s also worth noting that Botox is used medically in children and babies. If it was ‘rat poison’ as some people like to say, there would be no chance it would be put anywhere near babies and children.
You can always tell when someone has had Dermal Fillers/Botox- FICTION ❌
If we had a pound for every time we’ve heard this, we’d be millionaires. 💰
Everybody that has seen someone with some obvious work done, now considers themselves an expert in spotting aesthetic treatments (you know who you are!).
Guess what? You’re wrong.
When Botox and Dermal Filler treatments are done well, nobody can tell.
The reason you have ‘never seen anyone who looks natural with fillers and Botox’ is because it looks natural.. duh! 😅
I guarantee you that you’ve come across more people who have had natural looking treatments, than people who have been overdone. You just didn’t realise.
And that is the beauty of well-done Botox and Dermal Fillers.
So, this myth? Debunked. 💁♀️
Botox is just for people who are vein (yawn 😴)- FICTION ❌
Can Botox help to smooth out wrinkles and give people their confidence back? Of course.
Did you know it also treats a wide range of medical conditions, too?
Migraines, muscle spasms caused by Cerebral Palsy, asymmetry caused by Bells Palsy, chronic back and neck pain and incontinence are just a few of the things that can be treated by Botox.
Some people have been through traumatic experiences in their life and find having a Botox treatment gives them their confidence back.
All of us have things we like to do to perk us up a bit and give us a confidence boost. For one person, it might be putting on a bit of makeup or dying over those grey hairs. For another, it might be to have an aesthetic treatment.
Everyone has to right to feel good about themselves. And we have no place to judge how they do so. 🙅♀️
Botox and Fillers are addictive, like drugs- FICTION ❌
Botox and dermal fillers are not addictive substances.
Someone might continue to have it done because they’re happy with the results and they feel amazing.
That doesn’t make them addictive.
Continuing to have something done does not make it an addiction.
Would you say eyebrow waxing is addictive because people have it done multiple times? Of course not. 🤦♀️
Botox and Fillers are permanent – FICTION ❌
Botox is actually only in your system for around 6-8 weeks. It then takes a further 6-8 weeks for your muscles to regain their memory and return back to full movement.
The effect of Botox generally lasts around 3-4 months in most people. It may last longer for some people and not as long for others.
But it is in no way permanent.
There are permanent dermal fillers available, but they are avoided by almost all practitioners because they cannot be removed.
The dermal fillers available on the market nowadays are not permanent. They last anywhere from 6-24 months and many of them can also be dissolved.
Botox and Fillers are the same thing- FICTION ❌
It’s not uncommon for people to think that Botox and fillers are one and the same.
They’re completely different.
Botox is a muscle relaxant which means it relaxes the muscles and stops them making as much movement.
Any static lines that are there at rest, will still be there (even if they’re not as prominent).
Dermal fillers do as the name suggests- fill.
Most fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (a naturally-occurring substance in our body) and are injected into lines and wrinkles to fill and plump out the area.
It’s like assuming wallpaper and framed artwork are the same thing. They both help improve the look of your walls, but they’re two completely different things.
Now, onto the facts.
Botox can help treat a wide range of medical conditions- FACT ✅
Botox and Dermal Fillers are very safe when administered by a qualified professional- FACT ✅
Botox and Dermal Fillers done well are undetectable- FACT ✅
Botox and Dermal Fillers wear off, and many fillers can be dissolved- FACT ✅
Botox and Dermal Fillers are not addictive substances- FACT ✅
Botox and Dermal Fillers can give back someone the confidence they have lost- FACT ✅
Botox is not ‘rat poison’- FACT ✅
Have you heard any other things flying about that you’d like us to debunk? Let us know!