You’ve probably heard of Botox before. It’s made its debut on media networks across the nation from social media to news channels, and it’s often a topic surrounded by differing viewpoints. Unfortunately, in a world of media and blogging, Botox has seen its fair share of poor press, mostly based on misunderstandings.
To correct some of the misinformation about Botox, we’ve debunked five of the top myths about this innovative injectable.
Myth #1: Botox is Painful
While some pain is to be expected (as with any shot), most patients experience little to no pain upon injection. While it creates stunning results, Botox is frequently called a “lunch break procedure” because patients can get right back to normal activities immediately following a treatment.
Myth #2: Botox Causes Botulism
Botox does use the toxin that is found in botulism, but undergoing injectable treatments does not result in food poisoning or botulism. As long as it is being administered by a licensed and experienced medical professional, it is perfectly safe and very effective.
Myth #3: Botox Freezes Your Face
Botox is essentially a muscle relaxer. The solution works best on dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that move. When it is used on forehead wrinkles and lines, it relaxes the muscles, hindering the brow from furrowing as deeply and preventing further wrinkles. It does not freeze the entire face and allows for a full range of facial expressions and motions.
Myth #4: Wrinkle Reduction Creams are Just as Effective as Botox
Wrinkle creams help to minimize wrinkles, but only on the upper layers of the skin. Botox actually works at a muscular level, so you’ll see longer-lasting results faster.
Myth #5: Botox is Just for Looks
Yes, Botox is very effective at smoothing and preventing wrinkles, but did you know that it has non-aesthetic purposes? It has been approved to help relieve migraine headaches, reduce underarm sweating and relieve arthritis pain in animals.
Kiss Wrinkles Goodbye with Botox from Breeze Laser Center
Are you ready to find a more youthful look with Botox? Contact the injectable experts at Breeze Laser Center for anti-aging treatments. Speak to one of our helpful staff about what Botox can do for you at 407-603-3902 or request a consultation online.