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Your Complete Guide to Botox: What You Need to Know



Are you on the fence about a Botox treatment? Do you feel concerned about some of the information you may have heard about this cosmetic injectable? Here are the 4 most common myths about Botox debunked and the truth about this great cosmetic treatment. 

Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging cosmetic treatments around the world and it’s often recommended to patients who are looking to prevent and/or minimize the lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead. 

This treatment has become especially popular amongst patients who have busy lifestyles because it produces results comparable to a facelift, without the high costs, surgical risks, and extensive recovery period. 

In addition, Botox produces: 

  • Almost instant results
  • Natural looking results
  • Long lasting effects (up to 12 weeks) 
  • Minimal side effects
  • Quick and pain-free treatment 

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At Glo Skin & Medspa, a leading medical spa in Edmonton, we provide a wide range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments, including Botox, chemical peels, and permanent makeup to help our patients safely and quickly achieve all their aesthetic goals. 

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The Truth About Botox: 4 Myths Debunked 

Although Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around the world, it isn’t without controversy. There are still many misconceptions regarding its safety, what it can and cannot do, and who should use it. 

If you are considering a Botox treatment, here is what you need to know: 

  1. Botox Creates Natural Results

When Botox is injected, it works by relaxing the facial muscles which produce wrinkles, thus creating a smoother appearance. These treatment sites are often around wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and smile lines. 

Botox DOES NOT affect any other muscles involved in facial expressions. After your treatment, you’ll still be able to display a wide range of natural expressions, while enjoying an improved appearance. 

  1. The Best Time For Botox is In Your 40s 

It used to be thought that Botox was ideal for patients who are in their 40s and 50s, when fine lines and wrinkles have already appeared, but today, this cosmetic treatment is being used more frequently by younger patients (in their late 20s and 30s) as a preventive aging method. 

By starting Botox treatments early on, before wrinkles even appear, you may receive numerous benefits, such as: 

  • Fewer skin treatments in the future
  • Lower long-term Botox costs
  • Slower wrinkle development 

By injecting Botox at the first signs of aging, the wrinkle forming muscles will be paralyzed, thereby preventing deep-set wrinkles from forming. 


  1. Botox is Just Used For Anti-Aging 

While Botox is most popularly known as a treatment for wrinkles, this is not the only condition it can be used to address. There are many different types of conditions Botox can treat, including: 

  • Migraines 
  • Creating a more defined jawline
  • Lip augmentation 
  • Blurry vision 
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) 

Before opting for a Botox treatment for any of these conditions, you must book a consultation with your plastic surgeon or doctor to ensure that this is the safest and most effective treatment for you. 

  1. Botox Isn’t Always Safe 

Since 2002, when Botox was FDA approved for cosmetic uses, millions of people around the world have been using it and experience safe and effective results. However, you must remember that Botox is safest in the hands of a qualified administrator who understands and follows the manufacturer-recommended doses. 

Your Botox Professional Matters: The quality of your results will depend on the skill of your Botox administrator, which is why it’s so important to find the right professional for your cosmetic treatment. 

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To find out more about the benefits and costs of our customized Botox treatments, and how our professional and highly trained team can help ensure you get the safest and most satisfactory results from your cosmetic procedure, visit our Edmonton spa at Terra Losa Shopping Centre, 17026 95 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5T 5R5.


Alternatively, you can contact us at (780) 481-9772 or fill out our online contact form.

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