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Youthful and vibrant skin is something that we all desire. Unfortunately as we age, our skin starts to sag and lines begin to appear. There are many treatments on the market that claim to tackle the signs of aging – some more effective than others.

Cosmetic skin treatments are a very effective way to combat the signs of aging. Many people hold false beliefs about cosmetic skin treatments, often because of what they’ve read in the media.

Below are five of the most common myths about cosmetic skin treatments.

  1. They’re painful
    Although injectable facial treatments do cause a bit of discomfort as they’re administered, most patients find that sessions to be very tolerable and few would describe the process as painful.The needles that are used for cosmetic skin treatments are very small so the pain is minimal. Not only this but the treated areas can also be numbed, either by using an anaesthetic or an ice pack.
  2. They freeze your facial muscles This is something that people often associate with Botox. Botox works as a muscle relaxant so it’s certainly true that if too much of it is used or it’s administered too frequently then a frozen look can result. However this is easily avoided by going to a reputable clinic and spacing out treatments properly.
  3. They’re only for celebrities It’s certainly true that many celebrities seek out cosmetic skin treatments, however they’re far from used exclusively by celebrities. People from all walks of life – both men and women, seek out cosmetic skin treatments as a way to keep their skin looking great regardless of age.
  4. They are unsafeThis is another unfounded belief that many people have about cosmetic skin treatments. Generally they are very safe and come with very little risk of major complications. Common side effects of injectable treatments, such as swelling and soreness usually subside quickly following treatment.
  5. The results are uniform Something else that people commonly believe about cosmetic treatments is that the results are the same for everyone. The truth is that the results vary from one patient to the next and not everyone is a suitable candidate for cosmetic skin treatments. Factors such as age, weight and genetics will all play a role in the results experienced.

Get in touch if you’d like more information about the cosmetic skin treatments we offer.

Dr. David S. Sax

Dr. David Sax is a board certified dermatologist in sarasota and an expert in Mohs surgery for skin cancer. He is dedicated to bringing you clinical excellence, highly personalized treatments, and accessible and efficient service. Whether you need treatment for a medical skin condition, or want to achieve a more youthful look with cosmetic or spa services, you’ll find state-of-the-art solutions right here.

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