It is equally important to distinguish facts from myths that circulate around the use of Anti Wrinkle as a cosmetic aesthetic. Here the most common myths:
Myth #1 – Anti Wrinkle is a new prescription drug.
Fact # 1 – Since the late 19th century, the main component of Botulinum Toxin (BTX) is being conceived for therapeutic use specifically to block neuromuscular transmission. Anti Wrinkle was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 and in 1990 by Health Canada for medical purposes.
Myth # 2 – Anti Wrinkle injections are dangerous.
Fact #2 – Anti Wrinkle, a natural protein produced from bacteria in improperly handled meat products, are extremely effective when applied by a licensed professional. Any medication administered improperly are potentially dangerous.
Myth # 3 – Anti Wrinkle is used in the cosmetic industry only.
Fact # 3 – Anti Wrinkle was initially used to treat crossed eyes and uncontrollable blinking in 1980 by Dr. Alan Scott. Studies also show that the use of Anti Wrinkle has been an effective treatment for asthma, muscle pain disorders, and achalasia (the spasming of the lower sphincter muscle, migraine headaches and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and for scar improvement.
Myth # 4 – Anti Wrinkle is relatively new the cosmetic industry.
Fact # 4 – In 1989, Dr. Richard Clark of Sacramento published the use of Anti Wrinkle for the treatment of wrinkles and frown lines. In 2001, Health Canada approved Anti Wrinkle for cosmetic use.
Myth #5 – Anti Wrinkle injections will cause irreparable damage to my facial tissue and muscles
Fact # 5 –Anti Wrinkle is a muscle relaxant and blocks the nerve impulses when injected. It effectively limits the muscle activity that causes lines and eventually wrinkles without any cause of damage or complete paralysis to the area injected.
Myth # 6 – I cannot do move my face or do any facial expressions after Anti Wrinkle injections.
Fact # 6 – When receiving Anti Wrinkle injections, the goal is to still look natural. You can still do normal facial expressions like smiling because Anti Wrinkle does not do any radical change in the face.
Myth # 7 – Only wealthy people can afford Anti Wrinkle.
Fact # 7 – The Journal of Physicians and Surgeons published a study in 2010 that an average of $400.00 was spent per visit for Anti Wrinkle Injections. It just means that it is accessible to all.
Myth # 8 – You can never stop from receiving Anti Wrinkle injection once you start the treatment.
Fact # 8 – Anti Wrinkle effectively lasts for 3 to 6 months. Afterwards, the muscles will return to their normal function, and lines gradually return if you choose not to top up.
Myth # 9 – There are too many risks involved and side effects after receiving injections.
Fact # 9 – The most common side effects that occur are only minor and temporary which can be tenderness, swelling, redness, and bruising. If performed by inexperienced injectors, more serious side effects incurs such as eyelid drooping and lip weakness. That is the reason we strongly encourage anyone to visit only a licenced medical professional for their treatments.
Myth # 10 – Surgery is still a better option.
Fact # 10 – Anti Wrinkle treatments has become a success in the cosmetic world because it is less intrusive than surgery, with little or no recovery time. The results are also noticeable within days.
Myth # 11 – Anti Wrinkle injections is a lengthy procedure.
Fact # 11 – The Anti Wrinkle procedure takes 10 to15 minutes only!
Myth # 12 – Anyone can receive Anti Wrinkle treatments.
Fact # 12 – No, Anti Wrinkle should only be injected in people over the age of 18. In addition, it should not be used by pregnant or nursing mothers, anyone with a disease affecting the muscles (e.g. Lou Gehrig’s disease), or anyone with a skin infection in the area needing injection.
Dr. Vihang Sharma is fully confident in this doing Anti Wrinkle treatments to the right candidate as it is an effective solution for the reduction of lines and wrinkles. If you think you would be a perfect candidate and haven’t yet done a Anti Wrinkle treatment, now may be the time to try it and see the amazing results for yourself!