Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

I'm on a personal mission to get rid of the stigma that still surrounds cosmetic surgery in many regions. Why am I on this mission? A small surgery changed my life, and I have never regretted it. I was a very shy child with little confidence due to my protruding ears. It sounds like such a small problem to many people, but it affected me and my self esteem greatly. I saved up in high school while working a part-time job, and as soon as I could afford it, I got my parents to agree to let me have my ears "pinned back" when I was 16. My confidence skyrocketed immediately, and I finally began enjoying life for the first time. I want to help others facing similar problems know that they are not alone, and I hope I can touch many lives with my new blog!

4 Facts To Bust Common Myths About Botox


As you get older, you may become interested in various cosmetic procedures. Over-the-counter creams and topical ointments can benefit your skin, but there are certain jobs that are best left to prescription treatments. Botox is an easy and relatively pain-free procedure that can give you dramatic, youthful results. Here are four facts about Botox that can help to dispel any myths you may believe about this substance.

1. Botox is not the same as fillers.

When people describe cosmetic procedures, they sometimes use the word Botox as a catchall for every injectable treatment. However, Botox is a specific drug derived from botulinum toxin. It's used to paralyze certain facial muscles that are deliberately targeted by your treatment professional. Botox will not make your lips bigger or enlarge your cheekbones. Dermal fillers are used for that purpose. Botox is simply used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Botox will not give you a frozen expression.

When people first begin to consider Botox treatment, they often have some reservations. One of the most common concerns is the worry that they will be completely unable to make natural facial expressions. People often worry that others will be able to tell they've had work done because they'll have a case of "frozen face." However, when you seek treatment from a professional who is skilled in their field, they will know exactly how much Botox to administer. They will use an amount that will give you the results you want, while still leaving you able to express yourself using your facial features.

3. Botox will not cause bruising.

Some people worry that their face will be noticeably bruised directly following their Botox treatment. Fortunately, the needles doctors use for this procedure are incredibly fine. They'll leave no noticeable marks on your skin. Your practitioner will be delicate and administer Botox carefully in a way that won't cause bruising. You may have small bumps that look like mosquito bites under your skin until your body fully absorbs the drug, but those should go away within a few hours.

4. Botox won't keep you from your skincare routine.

If you're rigorous about your skincare routine, you probably don't want to be without it for long. Fortunately, Botox won't hinder you from applying makeup or other skincare products. You should leave your face bare for the first four hours after your treatment to allow the Botox to settle correctly. After that time has passed, you may apply foundation or concealer to your skin, as long as you do so gently.


25 September 2019