Even though almost 6 million injections of Botox® are given each and every year in the United States, there still exist a number of myths and misconceptions about the injectable. These botched ideas about Botox seems to just continue to make the rounds, regardless of the amount of evidence that proves the opposite. To encourage people to further seek information and research Botox for themselves, we’ve listed the most common myths about Botox® in yet another attempt to dispel those that we can. Here are the top myths about Botox® and the truth behind them.
- Myth #1: You shouldn’t get Botox® until you have wrinkles. Actually, the skin injectable works to prevent the formation of facial wrinkles and lines. Getting a head start before wrinkles develop is perfectly fine and often encouraged.
- Myth #2: Botox® is unsafe and extremely painful. The truth is even with the millions of injections delivered, very few cases have resulted in negative or permanent damage. With just slight discomfort at the site of injection, patients report little to no pain.
- Myth #3: Injections like Botox® can travel through your body. Again, the truth is actually much less frightening. Botox® is delivered in very small doses and is localized to specific areas at about a centimeter deep. There is no danger of it moving through to other cells.
- Myth #4: Botox® is only used for cosmetic reasons: Actually, the injectable has a myriad of medical uses that includes migraine relief, facial and eye tic reduction and help with excessive sweating and arthritis.
- Myth #4: It is obvious when someone has had Botox as they can’t move their face. Nothing could be further from the truth, though comedy routines and movies have helped people believe that Botox injections create frozen freaks of nature, the injectables do allow you to move certain facial muscles while diminishing others for a more natural look.
For a personal consultation with one of our aesthetic technicians, where we will determine if Botox is the right treatment for you and your beauty concerns, call us at 212-397-0111.