Botox has been safely used in cosmetic procedures for over 30 years. While the first use of Botox as a cosmetic treatment occurred in 1987, Botox has had a long history being used as a medical treatment in hospitals. Since the FDA approved the cosmetic use of Botox in 2002, it has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments.
Studies show that nine out of every ten cosmetic treatments in the UK is for Botox and dermal fillers. Furthermore, the injectables market in the UK is worth around £2.75 billion a year. This is a significant proportion of the total cosmetic surgery industry in the UK which stands at a total of £3.6 billion a year.
However, despite the growing popularity of Botox and the many success stories and repeat clients who love results that Botox can bring in controlling the signs of ageing, many people are still worried by a number of Botox myths. Here are ten of the most common Botox myths that you may hear, and we’ll explain exactly why they aren’t true.
IPL Laser machines for the beauty care sector have been commercially available from the 1990s. Since then, the industry has seen exponential growth in world-class beauty treatments.
Consider the scenario before that. Doing away with unwanted hair meant the regular use of tweezers, epilators or razors. Today, it is a permanent process on an IPL hair removal machine.
Skin rejuvenation treatments and removing fine lines and wrinkles were treatments that required surgical intervention, followed by downtime and long recuperation periods. Now, a few sessions on an IPL machine, each taking less than half an hour is enough. Even tattoos can now be removed on state of the art Q-switched laser machines.