Let’s set the record straight. Botox™ is perhaps one of the greatest (and most commercially accepted) cosmetic advancements of the 20th century. However, even after gaining worldwide fandom as the ultimate wrinkle reducer, several completely untrue myths surrounding Botox™ persist. Here is the truth behind five inaccurate myths regarding Botox™:
Botox can give me botulism.
It is a myth that cosmetic Botox™ consists of botulism (a serious illness with symptoms similar to food poisoning that can lead to paralysis). The reality is that Botox™ is made from a purified protein that is derived from the toxin. There has been extensive research and testing on Botox™ to ensure it is both safe and effective for users.
It’s painful and I’ll bruise.
Treatments shouldn’t be painful but that all has to do with the expertise of your injector. Done well, Botox™ is actually not very painful at all. Bruising can occur any time a needle is stuck in the skin, but it is very unlikely.
Botox™ only works for facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox™ was originally approved for medical conditions involving the eyes. Doctors discovered its potential cosmetic use while treating these patients. Since then, Botox™ has received approval for a range of medical conditions. This includes eyelid muscle spasms, chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, overactive bladder, and excessive underarm sweating.
Botox™ builds up in the body over time.
Botox™ does not accumulate in the body. Furthermore, new nerve impulses are regenerated in three to four months when treatments are cosmetically administered. Re-treatment is required to maintain the desired results. If treatments are discontinued, the muscles will resume their previous activity level.
Botox™ will give a “frozen” or expressionless face.
Botox™ relaxes wrinkle-producing facial muscles at the point of injection. These injection points are around deep lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and smile lines. Botox™ does not affect other muscles involved in overall facial expressions. You will still be able to display a wide range of expressions.
If you are interested in any of the above treatments or have questions about Botox™, give us a call at Remington Oaks Medical Building Phone Number 210-496-2639 to schedule a consult. We look forward to making you look and feel beautiful with Botox™ treatments!
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