Despite being one of the safest and most common procedures in the beauty industry, there are many myths about Botox that scares people away from getting it done.
In this article, we’ll debunk common myths about Botox so you can make an informed decision whether to get it done or not. Additionally we will highlight some scientific facts about Botox you might not have known about.
#1. Botox injections are painful
If you have a fear of needles, it’s natural to think that Botox injection is painful. Some may think the procedure will make you bruise. However, one of the biggest myths about Botox injections is that they are painful.
Most people do not require any type of pain control, most commonly ice is applied to help the minimal amount of discomfort Botox injection may produce. If requested your doctor can numb the area so that you don’t feel anything before the injection. Additionally, having your Botox injections done by a trained professional who uses the proper technique will ensure that there is the least risk of bruising. Although bruising is considered one of the side effects of injections, it happens very infrequently and most commonly when crow’s feet around the eyes are injected.
#2. Botox injections are toxic
Another Botox myth is that Botox injections are toxic. Botox is made from a purified protein found in the Botulinum toxin. Botox has been used for over 40 years now and although a toxin derivative, in the amount it is used, it is considered very safe and completely non-toxic.
Additionally, the protein is injected directly into the muscles and does not get absorbed into the bloodstream. You would need almost 300 times the amount of what you get from one session of injections to induce any amount of toxic effect!
#3. Botox injections will leave you expressionless
Here’s another Botox myth. Botox does NOT leave your face motionless or expressionless, like you may see in the movies. It works by relaxing muscle movements and reducing the number of wrinkles and fine lines in the skin.
On the other hand, ‘frozen face’ – as sometimes it is referred to – occurs when someone is injected with far too many units of Botox. This can be avoided by seeking care from a licensed medical professional who has a better understanding of Botox injections.
#4. Botox injections are used only for aesthetic reasons
While it’s true that Botox injections can make your face look younger, this is not the only indication for Botox injections. Botox can help treat many medical conditions.
It was originally approved by the FDA to treat crossed eyes and did not become popular in the beauty industry until a long time after its initial approval. Since then, it has been used to treat a large number of medical conditions, including migraines, excessive underarm sweat, and overactive bladder to say the least.
#5. Botox injections are only meant for anti-aging treatments
Botox injections can most certainly be used for anti-aging purposes. However, it’s widely becoming popular among medical professionals as well as a wide range of demographics, including younger adults who do not necessarily need anti-aging remedies.
In fact, many in the younger population seek Botox treatments to help prevent development of wrinkles and rhytides.. Botox isn’t just used on the face – it can be used all over your body to help improve the quality of your life!
Time to put those misconceptions to rest! give us a call to set up your appointment for Botox.