5 Botox Myths, Debunked! | Belo Medical Group

5 Botox Myths, Debunked!

By Ysabel Vitangcol on November 24, 2022

Let’s start with this quick fact: Did you know that it was Dr. Vicki Belo who first introduced BOTOX® in the Philippines back in 1995? That’s right—back when people thought that it was “toxic” for the body. “I brought in Botox, and [people] would say, ‘Oh my God, is she injecting poison in people’s faces? She’s gonna kill them!’,” Dr. Belo recalls of her struggles as a beauty pioneer. “I remember cause there was no Botox in the Philippines, I would have to fly to the States every month to bring in a refrigerated container of Botox…I think it was only in the 10th year that people started to accept that maybe Botox had its purposes.” Fast forward to 2022, BOTOX® is still one of the most in-demand anti-aging treatments in Belo Medical Group. This year, Belo was chosen by Allergan Aesthetics, the distributor of BOTOX®, as the number one center for Botox (and fillers!) in the Philippines—represented by the prestigious Diamond Award at The Future of Aesthetics 2022.

Overtime, people have become more open to injectable wrinkle remover treatments like Botox. So trust us when we say that these Botox misconceptions are so 2000 and late:

1. Botox makes you look “frozen” or expressionless.

Not when done right, with an expert practitioner. It’s important to have your Botox treatment done with an experienced and well-trained doctor. At Belo, we make sure to do it with just the right amount of dosage so you’ll still look like your natural self, just more relaxed and youthful. If you need proof, you can take it from Belo Ambassador Nicole Hernandez herself, when she shared her very first Belo Botox experience (above).

2. Botox gives permanent results.

Wrong. Botox is not a permanent solution to lines and wrinkles. Results are just temporary, which can last for 4 to 6 months varying per patient. The good news is you can do it again once movement in your muscles begins to return and when lines start appearing again.

3. Botox is just for lines and wrinkles.

False! This treatment solves more beauty issues than just lines and wrinkles. At Belo, we also use Neurotoxin or Botox to relax the Masseter (the chewing muscles found in the jaw area) to make one’s features less angular and more of a v-shaped face. Botox also treats Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the underarms, palms, or soles. Robi Donmingo enjoys sweat-free underarms, thanks to this treatment!

In order to feel constantly confident and avoid wet underarms, do Botox of the armpits like Robi Domingo. Your armpits will stop sweating for 4 to 6 months. 🙌 PM us for inquiries!

Posted by Belo Medical Group Philippines on Thursday, August 20, 2015

4. Botox is only for people in their 40s or over.

Definitely not. If you are looking for the best preventive treatments to delay skin aging, then Botox should be on your list. As soon as you start noticing hints of lines in your face that don’t go away (even when you’re not smiling anymore), then it’s time to ask your Doctor about a treatment that can help you prevent it from progressing. Just remember how the saying goes- “Prevention is always better than cure.” (Must read: I Got Baby Botox in My 30s for Younger-Looking Skin)

5. Botox shows instant results.

No. You will not see the full effect of the treatment right after doing it. Instead of instantaneous effects, Botox gradually and subtly takes effect on the treated area once injected. Results can be seen 3 to 5 days after the treatment, but full effect can be appreciated after 7 to 10 days. 

Bonus Tip: According to Dr. Belo, our eyes are the first to show signs of aging, “We do so much to [our eyes], and its skin is so thin and fragile. Applying makeup can tear on the elastic fibers. Squinting causes wrinkles.” she said. So if you are considering getting a Botox treatment done, try to check your eyes. Now that masks are part of the “new normal”, your eyes would be the perfect way to start!

To book your BOTOX® appointment, call 8819-BELO, or click here.

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