Botox has been a proven and effective treatment for signs of aging, but there are still a lot of Botox myths and misconceptions. We’re setting the facts straight (and sharing a few surprising benefits!) about this anti-aging procedure below, so keep reading to discover why it just might be the beauty solution you’re looking for!
Botox Myths # 1: It’s only for older people
Fact: Botox is not only for older people. Women in their 20s and 30s can benefit from Botox as a preventive measure for premature aging and wrinkle development.
Botox Myths # 2: Botox will make your face look frozen
Fact: Taught and unnaturally smooth face may be the reason why you don’t like Botox in the first place. If done correctly, you’ll get that youthful look you’ve always wanted. “The frozen look of Botox will only happen if the injector is not well trained,” says Dr. March. She also adds that this can be corrected by a well-trained doctor.
Botox Myths # 3: Botox is a poisonous substance
Fact: If Botox were poisonous, doctors wouldn’t even dare to perform the procedure. Dr. March explains that “It’s a toxin. We don’t drink it but it’s not poisonous to us. It relaxes the muscle where you inject the Botox into and it decreases the mobility of the area so you won’t see the dynamic wrinkles.” Plus, Botox can also treat several medical conditions such as blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking), crossed eyes, muscle spasms or excessive sweating. “Botox can be [used as a treatment] for hyperhidrosis to lessen the sweating, so even the younger ones can be helped with Botox,” says Dr. March.
Botox Myths # 4: Botox is treatment for permanent lines
Fact: Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a permanent treatment for static lines, or the lines you get from aging and sun exposure. Dr. March says, “It will only minimize it, it will not erase that. Botox is a treatment for dynamic wrinkles, meaning lines that you see when you move your face.” Permanent lines, however, can be treated by dermal fillers, laser therapy, or other chemical peels.
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