Botox or Botulinum Toxin treatments are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments worldwide. Despite this, there are many misconceptions when it comes to Botox. So, what is the truth? Here are some common Botox myths busted.
Myth: Botox restricts facial expressions.
Truth: Botox works by relaxing – not restricting – facial muscles to ease fine lines and wrinkles and create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Myth: Botox is dangerous.
Truth: Botox has been safely used for over 20 years and is approved by the FDA to treat forehead wrinkles, lines, and crows feet. However, as with any medical procedure, it is essential to have your injections done by a board-certified medical professional to reduce risks and side effects. Hollie Town, the owner of Aqua Body Lab, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, so you can sit back, relax, and know you are in good hands.
Myth: Once you start – you can’t stop.
Truth: There are no addictive properties found in Botox. However, many patients choose to continue bi or tri-annual treatments after falling in love with the youthful, healthy appearance Botox provides. But, if you want to stop at any time, ending treatments will not have any adverse reaction on the skin. Instead, your skin will gradually go back to what it looked like before treatment.
Myth: Botox is only for women.
Truth: The benefits Botox provides have no gender. Everyone develops wrinkles as they age, and both men and women can receive Botox to soften them! Botox injections are the No. 1 cosmetic procedure requested by men, with nearly 500,000 treatments administered in 2019.
Myth: Botox is only for cosmetic purposes.
Truth: Botox is excellent for enhancing appearance. It is also a very powerful medical tool. The same properties that relax muscles in the face can relax muscles in other areas of the body. Botox can help treat TMJ, migraines, hyperhidrosis and many other conditions.
Now that we’ve busted the myths surrounding Botox, you may be interested in learning more or scheduling a consultation. Give us a call today!