Cosmetic treatments, and the general acceptance of them, are on the rise. From laser rejuvenation to body contouring, the list of non-invasive treatments with no down time make it easy to understand why cosmetic treatments are gaining popularity. Still, when it comes to botox treatments, there are a number of misconceptions holding people back from trying it. Today we’ll take a closer look at botox myths and facts.
Myth: Botox is a dangerous, toxic treatment
Fact: Botox in clinical doses is safe
While Botulunum toxin type A is toxic, it would take a very high dose to do any harm. The amount used in a botox treatment is extremely minimal and approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This is a strong case for why it is so important to go to a trained professional for botox treatments.
Myth: Botox causes “frozen face”
Fact: Botox softens facial creases without changing the overall expression
The frozen face myth is a Hollywood joke that got taken to seriously by the media. The fact is that Botox is a safe and effective treatment that doesn’t cause permanent damage to facial muscles. What botox does is soften the lines and relax the creases when your face is at its normal rested expression. Rest assured that you will still be able to furrow your brows and flash your dashing smiles after treatments with us!
Myth: Botox is addictive
Fact: There is no addictive ingredient in certified botox treatments
While there is not addictive ingredient in the actual treatment, botox is a temporary treatment lasting about 3 months. Patients often come back for additional treatments because they are pleased with the effects and want to continue to look and feel their best. If you do decide to stop receiving treatments, your wrinkles will return to your natural baseline.
Myth: Botox injections are painful
Fact: Botox injections are quick and moderately dis-comfortable
While most patients find the injections to feel like a pinch, some do report a higher level of discomfort. If you know your pain threshold is low, talk to our physicians about applying a topical numbing cream before your treatment.
If you’ve been considering receiving botox treatments, but have been holding back due to any of these (or other) preconceived notions, contact us for a consultation. All of our services are performed by our physicians for your safety!