More people than ever are opting for BOTOX® injections. This surge in popularity has seen it featured heavily in movies and TV shows, but these appearances often play on BOTOX® misconceptions. This means those who are interested in the injections can be put off due to the wrong information. To ensure you are informed, we’ve taken some of the most common myths surrounding this treatment and debunked them.
1. It is toxic
This is simply not true. BOTOX® is extremely safe to use and it won’t spread to other areas of the body. It’s approved for cosmetic uses, so you can feel rest assured you won’t receive toxic poisoning from your injections at our office.
2. Once you stop with the injections, your wrinkles will become worse
If you decide to stop treatment, your wrinkles will not worsen, they will simply revert back to how they were prior to your treatment. It’s important to remember that BOTOX® injections are not permanent. They require regular treatments in order to maintain your results.
3. BOTOX® is just for minimizing wrinkles
Everyone assumes BOTOX® is just for those who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but the reality is, it has other uses too. For example, it can even be used to prevent signs of aging from occurring in the first place.
4. It is just for women
Wanting to look younger and feel great isn’t just for one gender. More and more men are getting this treatment as well.
5. BOTOX® will freeze your face and leave you expressionless
We can thank the media for this misconception. If you can’t move your face after BOTOX®, then it’s not been performed by a professional. When the treatment is performed properly, it should be impossible for the untrained eye. The aim is an understated and subtle approach, which retains expression and feeling in the face.