Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment used around the world, yet it is still routinely misunderstood. By putting these five common Botox myths to rest, you can feel better about heading in for your next appointment or can feel comfortable deciding to get this treatment for the first time.
Myth 1: Botox Is Dangerous
While Botox is made from a neurotoxin called Clostridium botulinum, it is not poisonous in the way that we use it. We use such small doses that it provides very mild effects by paralyzing tiny muscles in the face. Plus, Botox Cosmetic has been approved by the FDA for over two decades.
Myth 2: Botox Creates a “Frozen” Face
You may have heard complaints about “frozen-looking” facial expressions years ago following a friend’s Botox session. However, we always use Botox in very conservative doses and would rather have you come back in for a larger dose than have you unhappy with your ability to move your face. Our goal is to help you achieve a beautifully natural look.
Myth 3: Botox Can Be Used on All Wrinkles
Botox is primarily used for wrinkles across the face. However, it is not effective on every type of wrinkle. Botox is best used on wrinkles that form when you make expressions. Deep-set wrinkles that can be seen on your face even when it is at rest will need different types of treatments, such as dermal fillers.
Myth 4: Botox Injections Are Painful
While you will feel your Botox injection, you should not experience pain. Most of our patients do not choose to use any anesthesia and describe Botox injections as feeling like tiny pinches.
Myth 5: Botox Is Only for Women
While women are the primary recipients of Botox, men are beginning to realize the amazing effects that they can see with this as well. Botox is not gender-specific and will work on anyone’s expression lines.