3 biggest myths about botox debunked!

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Our doctor Leonie de Noo in conversation with Maaike of about the three biggest myths about botox.

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It’s time to distinguish fact from fiction: botox won’t kill you, your face won’t collapse if you stop using botox AND botox lips have nothing to do with botox. The 3 biggest myths about botox debunked.

With botox, you can no longer move your face

Botox is often associated with an expressionless face. Cosmetic physician Leonie de Noo: “Only if you treat all areas of your face with botox and also use the full dosage, you may find that you no longer raise your eyebrows or move your forehead.” And that can indeed make for an expressionless face. “Especially when combined with too many fillers, it then indeed looks fairly unnatural.”

But that doesn’t mean you can’t move your face after every Botox treatment: “Taking care of your skin and possibly improving your skin condition is essential. Healthy skin (usually) also needs less botox. In this way you ensure a very natural result and you can still move your face after the botox treatment.”

Botox fills in wrinkles

Unlike fillers, with botox you don’t fill wrinkles, but rather address the cause of the wrinkle. “Botox is used to treat mimic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by movement, such as frown lines, crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles.”

How you actually reduce a wrinkle (filler or not) depends on the cause. “Wrinkles caused by volume loss and/or reduction of collagen and elastin are filled with a hyaluronic acid filler, but in this treatment
does not involve botox.”

Botox makes for big lips

The dreaded duckface are often associated with botox, but it is actually fillers that provide the plumped-up lips. “It is a persistent misconception that the duckface is caused by botox,” he said. This is because with botox, you don’t add volume, you make the muscles that cause the wrinkles contract less well. “And on top of that, given the risk of possible complications, botox just want to avoid as much as possible around your mouth.”

Therefore, it is the fillers that are responsible for the duckface. “Too many fillers or the wrong injection technique (or a combination) can indeed create a plumped-up effect on your lips. But again, it has nothing to do with botox.”


Source: January 25, 2017

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