Debunking The Latest Myths In The Aesthetics & Wellness World
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The global aesthetics industry was estimated to be worth approximately $63.5 billion in 2021 and this number is only expected to increase in the coming years. Due to this extensive market, there is a lot of information out there about anti-aging and there seems to always be a new “cure-all” and a “never-use-this-again,” product or service.
In this article, we help you navigate the trends of the aesthetics world by debunking the latest beauty myths as well as highlighting effective ways you can improve the way you look and feel.
Debunking Aesthetics Myths
Myth: Botox® Is Toxic And No One Knows The Long-Term Effects
Although Botox is considered a neurotoxin, it is derived from Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that is known to be relatively harmless in its natural state. Once it is utilized for Botox, this bacterium is considered inactive. Moreover, Botox has been used since the 1980s, meaning its effects have been studied for over 40 years.
Because it has been studied extensively for decades, Botox is an effective treatment method for numerous conditions:
Botox can target certain muscular mechanisms that are involved in the development of migraines. The FDA approved the use of Botox for chronic migraines in 2010. Injections can be administered in the head and neck as often as every 12 weeks to keep the muscles relaxed, limiting or alleviating migraine pain.
A study published in 2014 in the Journal of Anesthesia & Analgesia investigated Botox as a way to treat muscle pain in the neck and shoulder area. The study consisted of 114 people and researchers concluded that participants experienced relief after they received the injections.
The FDA approved Botox as a treatment method for those with an overactive bladder who cannot use or do not experience relief from traditional medication.
Botox can be a successful treatment method for this condition as it relaxes the muscles in the bladder that squeeze too often or without warning. This can resolve any issues of frequent urination.
Sweat is produced when muscles around the sweat glands contract, squeezing fluid out. Botox can paralyze these muscles, significantly decreasing the amount of sweat produced.
Botox is not FDA-approved to treat the following conditions but there is some evidence it can be a beneficial treatment method:
- Pain during intercourse
- Premature ejaculation
- Abnormal heartbeat
- Severely cold hands
- Cleft lip scars in infants
Next Health specializes in advanced, medically-guided aesthetic treatments. Our experienced aesthetic team is well-versed in the latest in cosmetic medicine and have successfully administered Botox to countless patients:
“If you want your Botox/Dysport done perfectly, go see [Next Health Registered Nurse]... If you want subtle or dramatic, [they’ve] got you. [Next Health] will assess your face and make suggestions for you if you're unsure about anything. [They] don't try to get you to buy other stuff.” - Julia F.
Myth: I Can’t Do Skin Resurfacing If I Suffer From Hyperpigmentation
Skin resurfacing is an increasingly desired treatment but many believe they cannot enjoy it if they suffer from hyperpigmentation.
Although some treatments such as laser hair removal, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion can cause issues with hyperpigmentation, there are still advanced anti-aging treatments you can enjoy.
The Morpheus is a skin resurfacing and remodeling device designed for non-invasive micro-needling with radiofrequency that erases signs of aging while also boosting collagen production.
Because Morpheus8 utilizes radiofrequency and focuses its energy on deeper layers of the skin, it does not increase the risk of hyperpigmentation and is suitable for all skin types.
- Improved skin elasticity
- Melted pockets of unwanted fat
- Lessens the appearance of wrinkles
- Minimizes acne scarring
- Boosts collagen production (for up to a year)
The Morpheus is the first full-body aesthetic service capable of contouring the body and face to reverse signs of aging. Enjoy unmatched results from the latest in cosmetic technology. The best part? No downtime is needed.
Myth: Skincare Products Are The Best Way To Enhance Your Glow
Skincare routines are all the rage. We love to watch celebrities’ “Morning Skincare Routines,” “Nighttime Skincare Routines,” and “Skincare Product Hauls,” to find the latest and best products to enhance our look.
While skincare products are a reliable way to slow the aging process, we now have access to advanced medical services that can actually reverse the aging process:
NAD+ IV Therapy
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and this coenzyme reacts with oxygen in every cell of the body, specifically in the mitochondria. Mitochondria are responsible for the production of ATP (energy) but unfortunately, the health of our mitochondria decreases with age due to a variety of factors including stress, diet, environmental toxins, and more.
So what does NAD+ do? By delivering NAD+ directly into your bloodstream and improving your body’s supply of NAD+, you can enhance your mitochondrial health. This in turn promotes the reparative processes involved with restoring youthful bodily function and overall wellness.
NAD+ Therapy can empower you to reverse signs of aging as your mitochondrial function improves. As the battery of skin cells, NAD+ can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging spots, boost collagen production, and so much more.
NAD+ Therapy not only helps you look younger, but feel younger. NAD+ Therapy has been shown to:
- Boost energy levels
- Elevate cognitive function
- Reduce pain and discomfort
- Enhance athletic performance
- Assist with weight maintenance
- Support overall health
NAD+ is also available in supplement form and can be the added boost you need to tackle your day-to-day life. However, NAD+ IV Therapy is considered to be the most effective method of supporting your body’s NAD+ levels as it delivers NAD+ directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract that destroys potential nutrients during the digestive process.
It is important to remember that aesthetics is not just about how you look, but how you feel. With today’s advanced medicine and wellness technology, you can feel and look younger for longer.
Health and wellness is no longer about feeling “fine.” You can feel optimized. Have questions about taking your anti-aging regimen to the next level?
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