Botox has been one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for over 20 years. Yet despite its popularity, many misconceptions surround this procedure.
Today, we’re setting the record straight by busting 8 Botox myths.
Botox will make you look frozen
A frozen look results from overdosage, and a skilled injector will know how many units to inject to achieve the desired effect while still being able to display the entire range of facial expressions.
Botox can erase all wrinkles
There are two types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles are present when making facial movements, while static wrinkles are seen at rest.
Botox is excellent at treating dynamic wrinkles and can soften static wrinkles, but static wrinkles may need to be treated with fillers.
Botox is only for people with pre-existing wrinkles
While Botox smooths existing wrinkles, it can also be used to prevent wrinkles from happening in the first place.
Botox as a preventative treatment is also cost-effective because deep wrinkles are more difficult and costly to treat.
If you stop getting Botox, your wrinkles will be worse
Discontinuing the use of Botox will not cause more wrinkles. Instead, wrinkles will slowly return to how they were before Botox treatments.
Botox is toxic
Botox is FDA-approved and has a well-established safety history with over 20 years of use for various conditions.
Botox is made from botulinum toxin, which is typically associated with food poisoning, but it would take more than 100 times the average dose for Botox to be toxic.
Botox accumulates in your body
Botox stays only where it’s injected and does not build up in your body over time. When the effects of Botox wear off, you can be sure that it is no longer in the muscles or nerve cells.
Botox is super painful
Everyone’s experience with pain is different, but the pain of Botox is pretty minimal.
We use insulin needles to inject Botox because they are the tiniest needles available, and the treatment is quick, so any discomfort is very short-lived.
Botox is only for treating facial lines and wrinkles
Botox is best known for its cosmetic uses, but it also has numerous medical applications, such as migraine relief, treating excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and improving symptoms of TMJ.
Give us a call at 972-943-8633 to schedule your next Botox appointment or book online here.