There are so many myths associated with Botox! Here are the top five:
1. Botox gives you an unnatural look.
A frozen or expressionless look only happens when too much Botox has been administered, or it was put in the wrong place. An experienced injector will make sure this doesn’t happen.
2. Botox makes you look older if you stop getting it.
If you stop getting Botox, you won’t look older. Your muscles will just go back to the way they functioned before you started getting your injections. As the muscles start working like before, the skin overlying them will start to wrinkle again, and you’ll look the same as how you looked before your treatments.
3. Botox is toxic.
Yes, it is a toxin, but when administered in the right dosage, it has extremely therapeutic effects.
4. Botox is just for wrinkles.
Botox is not just for cosmetic purposes. It has been used to treat migraines, reduce muscle tension and even ease urinary incontinence. Botox can also be used to temporarily block sweat glands to stop excessive sweating, and has even been found to help patients ease their depression.
5. Botox is only for women.
You’d be surprised at how many men get Botox. We perform hundreds to thousands of Botox injections on male patients every year!