Debunking the Myths About Botox

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There are a lot of myths about Botox. In fact, when it comes to plastic surgery, there are many stories that just simply aren't true. That can make it difficult to know what information can be trusted. Dr. Adibfar speaks with many patients in his Toronto plastic surgery clinic that hold some common misconceptions about various plastic surgery procedures. This is especially true when we discuss Botox as it receives a lot of mainstream attention. We think it's time to set the record straight!

Botox is a remarkably effective plastic surgery procedure that can help stop the formation of wrinkles and enhance your appearance. But is everything you hear true? What can you take as fact and what can you ignore? It starts with information from a board-certified plastic surgeon who has spent years performing Botox procedures. That's why Dr. Adibfar set out to debunk the top myths about Botox so you are better positioned to make educated decisions about your plastic surgery transformation.

Myths About Botox 1: It Works Immediately. Every Time.

Botox may be extremely effective, but let's not stretch the truth. It isn't magic (even though it might seem like it is at times). Botox acts on the nerves that control muscle movement. This complex process means it can actually take anywhere from 3 to 7 days before you fully realize your beautiful results.

Myths About Botox
2: Working Out Will Cause You to Need More Botox Over Time
It really doesn't matter if you spend hours in the gym on a daily basis or haven't stepped foot into your local health club in years. The frequency, duration or exercise choice doesn't correlate to how much Botox you may need today or in the future. There are many factors that contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles but exercise isn't one. Rather, it's the degree of lines and wrinkles that will dictate how much Botox is required to meet your beauty goals.

Myths About Botox
3: Botox Can be Applied Anywhere on Your Face
Botox is a great solution that treats lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and brows and around the eyes and mouth. But it cannot be used for anything and everything. That's why Dr. Adibfar offers a variety of other filler and injectable options that can be used to address the areas where Botox might not be the most effective plastic surgery solution.

Myths About Botox
4: No Matter How Much Botox You Receive, You Can Never Become Immune to it
While it might be rare, it's possible that a patient can develop a resistance to Botox. Antibodies may form after repeat injections and treatments. In order to minimize the development of antibodies and reduce the chances of building a resistance to Botox, Dr. Adibfar carefully uses the minimum dose required to achieve the results you want while identifying the longest intervals between treatments.

Myths About Botox
5: As Long as They are Some Sort of Doctor, Anyone Can Inject Botox
This may be the biggest myth of all. It's one that can have a serious impact on results and your health. As with every type of plastic surgery procedure, you should only trust a board-certified plastic surgeon. Anything less is placing your body's health in jeopardy.

Plastic surgery is not something you want to gamble with. Dr. Adibfar can't stress enough how important it is to do your research before selecting a plastic surgeon. Look at their credentials, experience and patient reviews. Spend time getting to know them, their team and their processes before making a selection.
This is a big decision. Don't put your body and beauty in the hands of anyone who isn't qualified.

Next Steps

If you have any questions about Botox, other plastic surgery procedures or just want some advice, contact Dr. Adibfar directly. He and his team are always happy to help!

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