Myth 1: You put Botox® in your lips.
False. Botox® is not used for lip treatments, fillers are. Botox® and fillers are both used as anti-ageing treatments, however they differ in the way they work and the areas they treat.
Botox® temporarily reduces the action of the treated muscles, preventing it from moving, by relaxing the muscle it results in softer lines or wrinkles in the overlying skin, giving you a younger and fresher looking appearance.
Dermal fillers are used to plump up the skin to instantly restore the contours of the face where volume loss has occurred. Fillers can also be used to add volume to lips. If you’re unsure about which one is right for you, a Caci expert will can talk you through which treatment is best suited and will give you the best possible results.
Myth 2: It’s obvious when you’ve had Botox®
False. When done right, the treatment can achieve natural and subtle looking results. We’ve treated over 20,000 New Zealanders with Botox® and most of the time, you wouldn’t even know it. At Caci, only experienced Registered Nurses administer Botox®, so you’re in safe hands. Plus, we insist on all clients having a free consultation beforehand, so you fully understand the treatment and can discuss the results you’d like to achieve.
Myth 3: The needles are long and painful
False. If you’re a bit nervous about injections, there’s no need to worry! The needles used are small and fine - the treatment hardly hurts at all! Most of our clients describe the treatment as a bit uncomfortable rather than painful. Botox® treatments are quick to perform too, so it is over in no time.
Myth 4: You only need to get Botox® once a year
False. To have a refreshed, wrinkle reduced appearance throughout the year, treatments should be scheduled regularly. Botox® results vary from person to person, but they generally last around 3-4 months.
Myth 5: You need loads of downtime after the treatment
False. Botox® is a simple procedure which has little to minor side effects. You can immediately return to normal activities after your treatment. You may experience slight redness in the treated area, but this usually goes away within 15-20 minutes. Some people do get a minor headache and bruising, but Panadol should help with this.