Botox® is a dermal filler that improves wrinkles and other signs of aging in your face. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures we have at Skin Deep Laser Medspa. Unfortunately, many myths are floating around about Botox.
Our team of cosmetic professionals discusses the myths and facts about Botox in this blog post.
Myth: Botox removes wrinkles
Too often we hear that Botox completely removes wrinkles; this isn’t true. It makes them much less noticeable and restores your youth. However, it can’t make them disappear.
Botox temporarily paralyzes your muscles around the injection site. This causes them to relax, making wrinkles less prominent.
Myth: It contains a deadly toxin
Botox is derived from a bacteria that causes food poisoning. This can make some patients nervous about the procedure, and that’s understandable, but Botox injections are completely safe.
Botox is made from Clostridium botulinum. It’s found naturally in the environment and is safe to use in humans in small concentrations.
Fact: Botox does more than reduce wrinkles
Another common misconception is that Botox is only used in cosmetics to reduce wrinkles. But it’s used to help treat other medical conditions, such as:
- Chronic migraines
- Excessive sweating
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary incontinence
- Lazy eye and eye twitching
Your provider at Skin Deep Laser Medspa can offer you more information about Botox during your consultation.
Fact: Botox injections are not painful
You may have heard that Botox injections hurt and cause bruising. At most, you might feel a slight prick, similar to a mosquito bite. But in most cases, you don’t feel a thing. We can apply a numbing cream to make you more comfortable if needed.
Myth: Botox causes bruising
Botox injections rarely cause bruising. Your risk of bruising increases if you take blood thinners, so let us know if you do. We may tell you to stop taking them a few days before your injections.
Myth: Botox causes frozen face
One of the biggest myths about Botox is that causes “frozen face.” It’s described as not being able to make facial expressions. Botox only paralyzes your target area, and you can still express yourself after your treatment.
Myth: Wrinkles come back worse than before
Botox results can last for four to six months. After that, wrinkles may become more prominent, but they won’t be worse. They’ll look the same as they did before your injections.
Look and feel younger with Botox
If you aren’t happy with your wrinkles or other signs of aging, schedule an appointment at Skin Deep Laser Medspa using our online consultation tool or by phone. We serve all people in the Los Angeles and Pasadena, California, areas.