Botulinum toxin is commonly associated with a negative connotation as it has been in the centre of many controversies over the years. In this blog post, we aim to dispel the three most common myths associated with Botulinum Toxin, and help you understand it better. First, Botulinum Toxin is a protein produced by a bacterium called clostridium botulinum. While there are many types of toxins, only Types A and B are used for aesthetic medicine.


1. Botulinum Toxin is Bad for the Health

Botulinum Toxin is used to treat muscular blockages that result from a stroke or multiple sclerosis and in the treatment of chronic migraines. When it comes to aesthetic medicine, many patients have benefited using Botulinum Toxin without any unpleasant side effects reported. There are 3 different types of Type A Botulinum Toxin used in aesthetic medicine. Some are more effective and last longer than others. These types are ideal for patients whose muscles have difficulty relaxing (such as in older patients), and patients who are athletic and have more muscle. The less effective types of toxins are used for patients who would like to lessen the appearance of wrinkles on their face.


2. Botulinum Toxin Makes You Lose Your Natural Facial Expressions

While Botulinum Toxin is certainly used to reduce appearance of wrinkles that are particularly stand out, Botulinum Toxin won’t make them disappear completely. Botulinum Toxin will ensure the retention of muscle mobility. This means that your muscles won’t be paralysed, instead they will be relaxed.

3. Botulinum Toxin Will Make You Look More Natural

Botulinum Toxin will not make you look more natural. While a qualified aesthetic medical practitioner will do their best and work along the rules of best practice, using Botulinum Toxin won’t make you look more natural. It is important that you feel confident with the Botulinum Toxin treatment you receive, and that is why it’s critical to choose a practitioner you feel comfortable with.

Are you interested in Botulinum Toxin treatment? At lifeLAB we offer Botulinum Toxin treatments. Simply contact us on 084 965 4444 to set up an appointment or to find out more about your options.