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Botox: Myths and Facts – OROGOLD Reviews

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Over the years, Botox has been steadily gaining in popularity, pushed along by the many celebrities that stood by it. It works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Once the muscles relax, the face isn’t able to form the specific wrinkle-producing expression that was causing the problem, and, over time, existing lines on the face become smoother, and new lines are prevented from forming. Like with any invasive procedure, there have been many myths that surround Botox, some of which are true and some of which are outrageously false. OROGOLD helps you get some of your facts right when it comes to Botox.

Botox causes you to lose your natural expressions
A common myth is that Botox freezes your face, preventing you from forming your natural facial expressions. This is not true, as Botox does not make your entire face expressionless, but just simply relaxes the muscle at the injection point. After a couple of weeks, the face will begin to restore all of its natural expressions.

Botox is dangerous
When carried out by a qualified surgeon, Botox is not dangerous. In fact, it is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as headaches and back pain.

Botox injections are painful
Botox injections are said to be relatively pain-free,, with many people comparing it to the feeling of getting bitten by a mosquito. It is not necessary to use anaesthetic during the procedure, and an extremely fine needle is used, giving you a slight pinching feeling that only lasts for a few seconds. Some patients do experience some swelling and redness at the injection site, but this disappears completely after a couple of days.

Botox will keep wrinkles away forever
If it were true that Botox kept wrinkles away forever, then many more women would have likely had the procedure. Botox only temporarily delays lines and wrinkles and smooths the face, usually lasting for about 3 to 4 months. Although the intensity of the wrinkles are reduced a significant amount once the Botox starts to wear off, many people end up getting a repeat injection to get back the previous effects. It is said that with repeat injections, the results of Botox are especially effective, as more Botox ends up being absorbed into the muscle.

Botox has dangerous side effects
Since Botox was first introduced in 2002 on the market, over 16 million procedures have been carried out, and no long term side effects have yet been reported, even with people who received 30 injections over a period of 9 years. Some of the short term side effects include fatigue, nausea, vomiting and headaches. For Botox to ever be fatal, a patient would need to receive a dose 100 times stronger than the average dose for cosmetic Botox treatments.

Although there may be controversy surrounding Botox, many people, both men and women, find it to be one of the best solution for reducing wrinkles and giving the face a more youthful appearance. However, when carried out by someone who is not properly trained, there can be extremely severe side effects, so a qualified doctor must always be consulted.

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