If you haven’t been keeping up with your 2018 resolutions to have a consistent skincare routine, do weekly masking and go for monthly facials, but still want to look great for the festive celebrations, what you need is a beauty quick fix. For that, you may want to consider botulinum toxin injections.
Well known by one of its trade names, Botox, botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin produced by a bacterium. Injected into the muscles in minute doses, it weakens the signals sent from the nerves to the muscles of the targeted area. The result: Wrinkles relax and soften.
According to the doctors at the luxurious new Boris Valerie Plastic Surgery (which occupies a space of more than 5,000 sq ft at Tripleone Somerset), the procedure has been around for decades, but there’s still a lot of confusion about what botulinum toxin injections can – or can’t – do for your face. Here, they debunk some common myths:
MYTH #1: THE INJECTIONS WILL MAKE YOUR FACE APPEAR FROZEN
When injected in appropriate amounts into strategic areas of the face, botulinum toxin simply reduces muscle activity. It does not completely eliminate it. However, if too much of the neurotoxin is injected into a specific area, it will stop muscle activity, which can result in the face looking stiff and unnatural. That’s why it’s important to find experienced doctors who can help you to maintain a natural look while reducing the appearance of w