26.09.19

Botox – let’s talk about the myths

The decision to undergo treatment can be a difficult one. Whilst you may have heard about the success that Botox has gained as an anti-ageing treatment, you may still be wary of just how safe and reliable the treatment is. At Emma J Aesthetics, Inverness, we want to put your mind at rest and show you that it is no coincidence that Botox is the world’s leading non-surgical treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injection used to relax the muscles in your face in order to smooth out lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines. It can also be given to correct dynamic lines or migraines, as well as cure excessive sweating in the palms and underarms. The process is short with the treatment taking as little as 10 to 30 minutes. The injections will deliver the desired results in 4 to 14 days post-injection and side-effects are minimal. There may be slight discomfort when the needle enters the skin and a small chance of a slight bruise at the injection site. Other side-effects may include mild flu like symptoms and mild temporary headaches, however, this varies in each client and are all temporary.

‘Botox is just for wrinkles’

This is a very common myth that people often associate with Botox. Although Botox has been proven to be effective at combatting ageing, it has other uses too. At Emma J Aesthetics we offer botox for a number of reasons. Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a problem that many clients struggle with. It has been proven that injecting Botox into the targeted area can help to lessen the sweat glands’ ability to produce as much sweat, therefore leaving clients feeling much fresher and happier. Another way Botox can help is by treating chronic migraines. After trials were conducted involving patients suffering with these types of migraines, results showed that, after receiving injections over a spaced out period, after twelve months, 70% of those treated experienced a 50% reduction in the number of headaches that they suffered.

‘Botox isn’t safe’

Finding the right clinic for aesthetic treatments can be difficult. Finding the wrong can lead to the misconception that botox simply isn’t safe. This is false! – it was approved for cosmetic use in 2002 and has undergone intensive testing to be at the stage it is at today. It is a very safe treatment when performed by qualified practitioners in a clinical environment.

Our clinic at Raigmore Hospital provides a professional medical environment. Emma J provides expert treatment and is a trained advanced aesthetic and medical practitioner as well as a registered nurse. We have a reputation based on trust, knowledge and experience, and each and every one of our team has been appointed for their expertise and compassion. This combination of professional and personal experience will put you at complete ease and allow us to achieve the results you are looking for.

‘Botox is permanent’

People commonly mistake Botox for being a permanent treatment. This, of course, is not true, as results will last for approximately 3 to four months. When this period is over, muscle activity returns and the treated area returns to its former self. We always provide a consultation prior to treatment, as this allows us to take the time to explain everything you need to know about the treatment whilst working out a tailored treatment plan that is right for you. This session is also an opportunity for us to answer any questions, whilst giving you advice on how to prepare for your treatment.

If you require any more information, or are interested in booking a consultation, then don’t hesitate to contact Emma J Aesthetics in Inverness today. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have about your botox journey.