5 of The Most Common Myths About BOTOX® COSMETIC
BOTOX® Cosmetic has long been a topic of conversation and has lived with some notoriety for people who have never used it. However, BOTOX® Cosmetic wouldn’t be a popular procedure for over 3 decades if it wasn’t both effective and harmless.
The truth is, there are many myths about BOTOX® Cosmetic. Many of those myths give it a bad rap. We thought we’d dispel some of the biggest myths surrounding BOTOX® Cosmetic, and let you choose for yourself if it’s safe, effective, and a useful tool in the fight against aging.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Causes a “Frozen” Face
Many people will remark that BOTOX® Cosmetic users suffer from something called “frozen face.” A professional and experienced BOTOX® Cosmetic injector will know exactly how much BOTOX® Cosmetic to apply to your face to ensure that the results are not only natural but look like you. The frozen face phenomenon can happen through an overdosage of BOTOX® Cosmetic, which is why it’s important to find a reputable and experienced BOTOX® Cosmetic injector for your procedure.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Might Be Toxic
It’s true that BOTOX® Cosmetic, in its natural state, is actually a toxin! Although, as with everything, context matters! BOTOX® Cosmetic comes from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the very same bacteria that causes botulism. However, doctors use such small amounts of the substance that its effect is completely different. The fact that BOTOX® Cosmetic comes from bacteria is simply a wonder of the natural world and nothing to be wary about.
Wrinkles Get Worse When You Stop BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic serves to eliminate wrinkles by restricting the movement of the muscles that have created them in the first place. It stands to reason that, once the BOTOX® Cosmetic leaves your system, the muscles will return to normal. Your wrinkles will return exactly as they were; no better or worse than before your last injection.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections Hurt
While it’s true that BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by needle, it’s universally described as a painless procedure. Some patients report a slight stinging at the injection site but even that can be diminished through the use of a topical anesthetic or even an ice pack.
Once You Use BOTOX® Cosmetic, It’s Permanent
Once injected, BOTOX® Cosmetic will persist in your system for 3-4 months before it gradually breaks down and goes away. As we said earlier, there are no long-term effects of starting or stopping BOTOX® Cosmetic. To put it simply, you can enjoy 3-4 months of diminished wrinkles and stop there, or continue the procedure for the long term.
Are you interested in learning more about BOTOX® Cosmetic or would you like to schedule an appointment? We’re not just an eye center but certified BOTOX® Cosmetic specialists. Reach out to us today to learn more