BOTOX<sup>®</sup> is commonly used to successfully treat wrinkles and fine lines in the face. BOTOX<sup>®</sup> is injected beneath the skin in a fairly simple treatment when a qualified professional administers it.
After BOTOX<sup>®</sup> was approved for cosmetic treatments in 2002, it quickly became a popular procedure. Patients flocked to their doctors to hear about this magical serum that delivers a younger, and more refreshed, appearance. With this increase in popularity, BOTOX<sup>®</sup> has unintentionally gained a long list of myths, and you may have some concerns moving forward with a BOTOX<sup>®</sup> procedure. You should always discuss your personal questions with your doctor, but we hope this quick list of the most common myths about BOTOX<sup>®</sup> will help to put your fears to rest.
- Any physician can perform BOTOX<sup>®</sup> injections.
With any medical treatment or procedure, you should be educated and informed; this includes the certifications of your healthcare professional performing the procedure.
BOTOX<sup>®</sup> is a medical treatment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You should feel at ease when you discuss your goals with your doctor, and make sure your expectations are understood. After taking a few extra measures, you are sure to have a safe and satisfactory result from your procedure.
- BOTOX<sup>®</sup> will freeze the muscles in your face.
When BOTOX<sup>®</sup> is injected by a professional, you don’t need to worry about your face being “frozen” – an experienced and qualified professional will know how to administer BOTOX<sup>®</sup> safely for the most natural results.
BOTOX<sup>®</sup> does weaken or block the nerves in the muscles that receive injections. That is how patients who have had BOTOX<sup>®</sup> treatment achieve a smooth or relaxed appearance.
- BOTOX<sup>®</sup> results are permanent.
Results from Botox vary from person to person. The effects from treatment typically last 3-4 months, but they are nowhere near permanent. So if you decide BOTOX<sup>®</sup> is not right for you, or if you had a less than satisfactory experience elsewhere, the results are not altering your appearance forever.
- The results from BOTOX<sup>®</sup> happen immediately.
BOTOX<sup>®</sup> is a quick treatment that delivers fast results. You will notice changes over the following several days, which include reduced lines and fresher appearance and this will last until your next appointment. The full effects of BOTOX<sup>®</sup> are not immediately experienced.
- BOTOX<sup>®</sup> can be deadly and is not safe
BOTOX<sup>®</sup> is a byproduct of Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. It is the same toxin as botulism, the small dose found in BOTOX<sup>®</sup>, but once it is diluted in a saline solution, it is deemed safe and is approved by the FDA. BOTOX<sup>®</sup> is safe for cosmetic treatments.
If you have any questions about BOTOX<sup>®</sup> or any other facial or cosmetic treatment, we’re here to help. Please contact our office in Charlotte, NC, to schedule a consultation and discover the right treatment options for you.