Cosmetic injection myths busted
When we hear the ‘B’ word or dermal filler it’s easy for stereotypes to spring to mind as there are many out of date misconceptions surrounding the treatment. Botulinum Toxin has been used medically for over 20 years and can be an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To set the record straight, we’re giving you the facts and busting some common myths surrounding cosmetic injections!
MYTH 1: YOU PUT BOTULINUM IN YOUR LIPS.
False. Botulinum is not used for lip treatments, fillers are. Botulinum and fillers are both used as anti-ageing treatments, however they differ in the way they work and the areas they treat.
Botulinum temporarily reduces the action of the treated muscles, preventing it from moving, by relaxing the muscle it results in softer lines or wrinkles in the overlying skin, giving you a younger and fresher looking appearance.
Dermal fillers are used to plump up the skin to instantly restore the contours of the face where volume loss has occurred. Fillers can also be used to add volume to lips. If you’re unsure about which one is right for you, we can talk you through which treatment is best suited and will give you the best possible results.
MYTH 2: IT’S OBVIOUS WHEN YOU’VE HAD BOTULINUM
False. When done right, the treatment can achieve natural and subtle looking results. And, most of the time, no one can even tell! At Skinsmiths, only experienced Aesthetic Nurses administer Botulinum and dermal filler, so you’re in safe hands. Plus, everyone has a free consultation before the treatment to make sure you fully understand the treatment and can discuss the results you’d like to achieve.
MYTH 3: THE NEEDLES ARE LONG AND PAINFUL
False. If you’re a bit nervous about injections, there’s no need to worry! The needles used are small and fine - the treatment hardly hurts at all! Most of our customers describe the treatment as a bit uncomfortable rather than painful. It’s a quick treatment to perform and is over in no time.
MYTH 4: YOU ONLY NEED TO GET IT ONCE A YEAR
False. To have a refreshed, wrinkle reduced appearance throughout the year, treatments should be scheduled regularly and results generally last between 3-4 months. To make treatments easy we have a developed a Cosmetic Injectables Plan – get beautiful results, all year round from £30 a month.
MYTH 5: YOU NEED LOADS OF DOWNTIME AFTER THE TREATMENT
False. Wrinkle relaxing injections are a simple procedure, with little to minor side effects. You can return to normal activities after your treatment, although you may experience slight redness in the treated area, but this usually goes away within 15-20 minutes. Some people do get a minor headache and bruising, but a paracetamol should help with this.
If you’d like to know if these treatments are right for you, book a free consultation with one of our experts. Find out more about our Cosmetic Injectables Plan and get beautiful results from £30 a month.