5 Botox Myths Debunked!
Don’t let the gossip stop you from getting Botox done if you’re curious. We’ve rallied up some Botox myths that are simply untrue.
Botox is often so misunderstood. Here are some Botox myths debunked!
Considering the injection to get rid of wrinkles, but unsure of the truth? Keep reading!
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, and for good reason. Over the years, this injectable has become a household name, thanks to its powerful anti-aging properties. But despite its popularity, there are still a lot of false ideas surrounding this treatment. As someone who has gotten Botox many times, I’m always shocked to hear how often people believe the misconceptions about the injection, so let’s do some myth busting today. Here are 5 Botox myths that are simply not true.
Myth 1: Botox is toxic
Although Botox is made from a toxin, it is not toxic. Botox is made from botulinum, which could cause life-threatening food poisoning. However, the Botox injection uses a very small dose, making it non-toxic.
Myth 2: Botox will freeze your face
This one may be the biggest Botox myth to bust. It’s true that it works to reduce the repeated muscle contractions that are responsible for the formation of wrinkles in the face, but that doesn’t mean that the treated muscles will be paralyzed or “frozen.” When performed properly, Botox should not inhibit your facial expressions. However, too much Botox in one treatment can make facial movements difficult for some. That’s why you should always work with a licensed professional when getting Botox done.
Myth 3: Botox is painful
Although Botox is injected into the face, it is not painful. I know the thought of multiple needles going into various points of your face can be a little intimidating, but the procedure isn’t as scary as it sounds. The act of getting Botox injected usually takes about 10 minutes, and most individuals describe the feeling as a quick pinch.
Myth 4: Botox is only for aesthetics purposes
Botox may rid your forehead of wrinkles, but it’s not only used for cosmetic reasons. In fact, if an individual suffers with severe migraines, the use of Botox can help diminish that pain. It can relieve urinary incontinence, alleviate excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and can be prescribed to treat severe, uncontrollable spasms and stiffness in the neck muscles, called cervical dystonia (CD).
Myth 5: Botox and fillers are the same
While Botox freezes the muscles to prevent and rid of wrinkles, fillers add volume to areas that may have dropped or deflated due to aging or other causes. The lips, in particular, are a favorite place for many people to get fillers. Botox, on the other hand, is mostly done near the forehead and eyes. You cannot add volume or “fill” with Botox.