Pros and Cons of Advanced Botox Fillers; A professional Guide

In the beauty business, the end almost always justifies the means. You want the angles of your face accentuated, your cheekbone in the perfect place, and the lines eliminated from your forehead. Understood. But let’s take a minute to examine what some of these procedures entail, the journey from when it was a secret skin recipe till now that it has become one of the most patronized solutions to facial wrinkles and fine lines

According to NCBI (The National Centre for Biotechnology Information), Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure in the world. At least 3 million injections of Botox are administered yearly for dermatological purposes. Botox is the generic name Botulinum Toxin and this article contains all you need to know about using Botox for your face – the pros and cons, the procedure for its administration, and how to maximize your in-between spa visits.

Botox was once considered the secret tool of celebrities and wealthy fashionistas who cared about their looks. When the secret of Botox got to public knowledge, it had a bad reception for freezing faces and its poisonous nature (people wondered – why to administer poison to my face? What if I get an overdose!). As time went on, however, aestheticians were able to pass the message clear – Botox was only misunderstood.

Five (5) Primary things to know about Botox.

No. 1: Botulinum toxin is primarily a protein neurotoxin that is derived from clostridium botulinum. It is used to describe 7 types of neurotoxins (Type A – G), of which only toxins A (BoNT-A) and Toxins B are administered clinically. It is known for curing wrinkles and to lift the eyebrows, but can also be used to treat dyshidrotic eczema, acne, hyperhidrosis, and a handful of other conditions. Botox has been utilized multiple times by dermatologists and medical practitioners.

No. 2: Botulinum toxin when applied in its raw form and in a disproportionate manner, can be counterproductive. The side effects of abusive use include frozen faces, dysphagia

No. 3: Botulinum toxin is a neurotransmitter inhibitor. It blocks the release of acetylcholine, a skin signal which causes the muscles on the face to contract, thereby making the facial muscles to be more relaxed and preventing wrinkles on the face.

No. 4: It is a prerequisite for safety that Botox be administered by an expert. The proportion must be gotten correctly and the injectable unlike others is very jealous. You should never try to administer Botox by yourself or by a friend whose expertise/ knowledge on the subject is under question.  

No. 5: Botox is impermanent and wears out with time. What this means is that even with an overdose, it will wear out with time. Botox is temporary enough against overdosage but permanent enough for the procedure to last months.

The common types of Toxin A Botulinum are; abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport), onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) and incobotulinumA (Xeomin). According to the NCBI, the side effect of botulinum may include: 

  • Pain on the spot where it was administered
  • Nausea or flu
  • Ecchymosis – skin discoloration which is a result of bleeding under the skin. It can occur where the treatment is not properly administered leading to bruising of the skin from underneath.
  • Edema – a skin condition where the skin collects excessive water in the body.
  • Erythema – skin reddening as a result of an injury or skin irritation.
  • Short-term hypesthesia: Inability to feel the skin or temporary loss of physical sensation in the face or the area where it was administered.
  • Headache

However, with professional administration, the possibility of having any of the above side effects is less than 10%; that is much we can say from experience. Who wants a reddening of the skin in place of wrinkles? Our guess is as good as yours.

With widespread usage, Botox became increasingly popular and the demand for it increased.

You can have Botox administered preventatively and reduce the likelihood of wrinkles and fine lines showing up on your face. Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer reported in the New York Times that preventative Botox treatments surged this last year, this preventive Botox is called baby Botox.

Baby or adult Botox – Should you ever get a Botox treatment?

Understand that Botox is safe and healthy. Today, it is used by both the young and old to nip fine lines/ wrinkles in the bud. Hence, it transformed from the point of stigma to sharing. The more people that used it, the less it was destigmatized.

Myths and Facts of Botox administration.

Botox makes the skin thin over time. Myth or fact? 


Research suggests that Botox can improve skin elasticity and that it does not cause the thinning of the skin. This debunks the rumor that Botox causes skin thinning. Additionally, an expert study revealed that the skin is not necessarily thinning even if it looks that way (often with people who start using Botox at large proportions from their early 20s), the density of the skin can be improved with daily administration of SPF.

Your body will get used to Botox and pack up/ face paralysis. Myth or fact?


Furthermore, there is no evidence to prove that your body can get used to botox and stop working. In fact, over time, patients require fewer dosages as their facial muscles require fewer doses over time. 

The effect of bad Botox can last for months. Myth or fact?


Good Botox can last up to 4 – 6 months depending on the accuracy of the dosage and the propriety of the administration. Likewise, the effect of bad Botox, although capable of wearing out with time, can also last long and that is bad for self-confidence especially where you have a major event coming up. However, there are known procedures that can be used to quicken the wearing out of Botox and to reduce the effect of bad Botox. You can speak to our experts and learn more.

The Pros of Using Botox

Before closing this article, it is important to include the pros of using Botox.

1. Botox is safe: this procedure has been used for centuries (since its discovery in the 1800s) and has been certified as safe and medically approved for treating fine lines/ wrinkles. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have given a positive nod to the use of Botox treatments.

2. Botox is very effective in improving the appearance of wrinkles and in treating the following conditions:

a. Frown lines

b. Crow’s feet

c. Forehead creases

d. Eye spams 

e. Excessive sweating, 

f. Blepharospasm – uncontrollable blinking, etc.

3. The procedure can be completed in under 15 – 30 minutes; as such it is fast and secure, it is also non-surgical and non-invasive and involves zero downtime.

4. You can start seeing results of the application of Botox treatments within 48hours of treatments and can last between 3 – 6 months, a period within which you can enjoy the benefits of the procedure.

5. Botox treatments are painless and effective.

The world’s most crucial advice you can get about Botox however is this – use a professional.

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The information in this article are for educational purposes only; they do not in any way serve as definitive, or professional diagnosis, or medical advice. Kindly speak to your physician or consult a medical practitioner.