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Common Misconceptions Of Cosmetic Injections

It’s not unheard of for people to jump to conclusions about cosmetic surgery. With scepticism and a lack of understanding, it’s easy to create common misconceptions about the treatment which often aren’t true.

It’s not unheard of for people to jump to conclusions about cosmetic surgery. With scepticism and a lack of understanding, it’s easy to create common misconceptions about the treatment which often aren’t true. Cosmetic injections, such as dermal fillers and Botox (botulinum toxin), while growing in popularity aren’t exempt from this worry and so here, we are going to take a more in-depth look at the most common misconceptions about cosmetic injections so we can put them to rest!

Your Face Will Be Fixed And Frozen

In rare cases, often involving unqualified individuals, patients who have opted for Botox may sometimes appear to have a fixed or frozen look to their face and as a result, more and more people are jumping to the conclusion that this is the standard result – this is not the case. Botox in correct measurements isn’t strong enough to fix your entire face in place and the injections will not have an effect on your ability to move your facial muscles. The misconception that your entire face will be frozen likely comes from the simple fact that when Botox injections are inserted into your face, they freeze some muscles, but this is not noticeable in most cases and will settle during recovery.

The Treatment Is Painful

One of the biggest misconceptions associated with cosmetic injections is that the treatment is a painful process. Of course, as with any injections, you may feel a slight scratch-like sensation, but the minute discomfort is the most pain you will feel and anything more intense is incredibly unusual to experience during the process. The specialist administrating the cosmetic injections will ensure that they are as comfortable as possible and may offer a numbing cream or local anaesthetic in some cases.

Cosmetic Injections Are Addictive

This particular misconception seems to evolve from a misunderstanding as to what Botox actually is and how it works. In order to maintain optimal effects from Botox, the patient must return to have new injections every four to six months after the effects from the first treatment have worn off. The reason why we often see people going back for more injections is to make sure it stays effective, rather than through it being addictive in any way.

Cosmetic Injections Are Dangerous

While it is true that Botox in large quantities can be toxic, when it is used for cosmetic treatments and procedures, a very small amount is used. Specialists are fully trained and experienced in ensuring the entire process is safe and hygienic and moreover, botulinum toxin has even been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Taking the fact that a very small amount is used and is only handled by a medical professional, the misconception that cosmetic injections are dangerous is arguably false. The Results Of Cosmetic Injections Are Permanent Although some fillers can last up to a year, most types of cosmetic injections only last up to three months. As previously mentioned, follow up injections are required to maintain the results. Botox injections temporarily relax the muscle, not permanently, and so it is important to take this into consideration if you’ve been thinking about cosmetic injections. Hopefully, you now feel more comfortable knowing that cosmetic injections are perfectly safe and are not going to leave you addicted to Botox or with a permanently frozen face. For more information or to book your cosmetic injections, get in touch with our team, today.

Waterhouse Young is one of London’s leading medical aesthetic & wellbeing clinics, founded by one of the UK’s top cosmetic surgeons, Norman Waterhouse - former President of the BAAPS. Based off Harley Street, the clinic features regularly in the media, from Vogue, Tatler, Grazia and Elle to The Times. WY’s longstanding, friendly team is highly qualified and offers non-surgical treatments which are safe, proven and deliver demonstrable results, restoring skin and health to the highest standard.