Fear is a human emotion. We are all born with it and is meant to keep us safe from danger. Social phobias, agoraphobia, and acrophobia are just some examples of what people fear.
The biggest obstacle to why people hesitate in getting Botox is the fear of uncertainty that comes along with it. Everyone’s skin is different and one person might react differently to another person using the same product. In today’s Skin 101 Insider article, I will be going over 5 common fears of Botox and what can be done to overcome them. (3 brands: Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport)
- Fear of Pain – Botox is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. With that being said, the needle to inject Botox are very small and you would only feel a tiny prick.
- Fear of Bad Results – Over the years, there had been many stories on how Botox has “ruined” someone’s face. People often fail to realize that the reason that these sort of cases happen is due to how the injection was done, rather than (using the – delete ) Botox itself. Always do your homework and research WHO is going to be performing the injection before making the step to get Botox.
- Fear of Side Effects – Injected areas might experience some redness and small bumps or bruise which will typically go away in a few days. Since injecting Botox in one area of the face will relax its muscles, it might unintentionally affect a surrounding area of the face by making one part droop down or asymmetry to the face. Going back to #2, make sure the person who is injecting Botox into you is qualified and has had experience doing this. It is usually the case of bad technique that will land you in more serious side effects and not using the Botox product itself.
- Fear of Price – Botox cost around $10 per unit. People usually use 10-75 units of Botox depending on which area of the face they want done and how much is needed to remove the wrinkles. Botox also only lasts between 4-6 months before the effects start fading away. This could amount to an annual expense if you want to maintain your face wrinkle-free. Just know that at any point in time once it resolves, you do not have to keep injecting if money is an issue. There is no shame in having some wrinkles here and there. It adds character to your face!
- Fear of Judgement – Everyone will have an opinion on something. Do not let others define who you are. If feeling the need to take care of your skin will make you feel and look good, why not? Also, using Botox does not mean you will look “frozen” or “plastic.” Your face will just look more rested and relaxed if your procedure is done properly.