Busting Botox Myths: What You Should Know
Dr. Arash Akhavan at The Dermatology and Laser Group, one of New York City’s best botox doctors, has this to say about Botox treatment. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to maintain your skin and appearance. We all want to look young and attractive like celebrities with flawless skin.
And we’re all aware, many famous personalities use our top New York botox treatments to get that flawless, smooth skin. But when we search for the treatments online, we encounter grotesque pictures of procedures gone wrong, with negative reviews and campaigns against such treatments.
But is that really true? If it is, why do celebrities endorse such treatments? There are plenty of questions you may have in your mind but the truth is, all of these are myths. And when combating myths, it’s best to avoid them. Here are a few rumors you’ve been led to believe about Botox:
You Should Get Treatments Specifically When Fine Lines Appear
Yes, Botox treatments are used for reducing the signs of aging; but if you can prevent fine lines from appearing, what’s the harm in going for a session?
It’s actually difficult to even out fine lines once they appear. So if you can get ahead of the game, it’s much better to take the initiative to prevent wrinkles and fine lines from appearing. You should do some research to find out if Botox is the best option for you, as there are other treatments such as facial fillers that may be better than Botox for you.
Stopping Botox Treatments Will Make Your Skin Worse
Botox treatments are not a one-time thing. You can have to go for a couple of sessions in order to make your skin appear young. However, if you stop going to sessions, your skin will go back to the way it was. But this does not mean it will get worse. This is because these treatments are created to help maintain your skin and not make it worse.
Anyone Can Get a Botox Treatment
This is not true. Young people do not have fine lines and wrinkles. This makes them the worst candidate for such treatments. In fact, your dermatologist will deny you treatments if you don’t qualify for them.
People in their early 40s are usually the ones that opt for Botox treatments. This is because that’s when we start developing fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox is Only for Women
Another myth, Botox treatments are not only for women. In fact, many politicians who are men opt for treatments because they have to rely on their appearance. The same goes for actors, musicians and other public figures.
Your wrinkles will worsen if you stop getting Botox
This is indeed a myth. It is quite scary to think about, but in actuality your wrinkles will only go back to how they were before you got Botox. This is because the soothing effects of Botox will wear off over time (usually around 3-4 months), and the normal progression of wrinkle development will continue.
At The Dermatology and Laser Group, we use safe, reliable procedures to handle problems related to skin. Our dermatologists are some of top skin care specialists here in New York. If you are looking for a dermatologist that specializes in all areas of skin care, contact us today.
Arash Akhavan, MD is founder and owner of The Dermatology and Laser Group, one of the top centers for cosmetic procedures in New York City for over a decade. Arash Akhavan, MD, FAAD is a Board Certified Dermatologist and an Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Akhavan is a Castle Connolly Top Doc, New York Magazine Best Doctor, and Super Doctor featured in The New York Times. Dr. Akhavan is a key opinion leader that has been featured on hundreds of media publications including The New York Times, Allure, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, Fox News, Fox 5, NY1, WPIX, and more. He has been featured on nationally syndicated television programs such as The Doctors.
Dr. Akhavan serves as an educator and lecturer for multiple aesthetic device and injectable companies. This allows his office access to newer technologies at an earlier date than other offices, as well as a higher level of expertise in the use of these devices. This, in turn, translates to more effective and safer treatments for our patients.