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Dispelling Botox Myths

Botox Cosmetic has been around for more than 10 years now and has been injected hundreds of millions of times.  It has an unparalleled safety record.  Most people are pretty familiar with it and what it does.  However, there are still many myths about Botox.  Let’s look at some Botox myths:

Botox Works Immediately

Some patients will see effects from their Botox in 1-2 days, but most patients require 1-2 weeks for full effect.  Nobody will see an immediate result from Botox injections.

Botox Fills Wrinkles

Botox relaxes the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  Dermal fillers like Juvederm are needed in conjunction with Botox to fill wrinkles.  When used together, Botox and Juvederm can completely erase many lines and wrinkles.

Botox is all I Need

Botox is just one component of facial rejuvenation which also includes volume replacement with dermal fillers and collagen stimulation with microneedling, laser resurfacing, and products like retin-a.  Using Botox alone will leave you with less than optimal results.

Botox is not for Men

Botox works great in both men and women.  Men get the same wrinkles as women and greatly benefit from Botox injections.  Men tend to have bigger and stronger facial muscles, and usually require more units of Botox.

Some Practices Dilute Botox

Botox is supplied by its manufacturer as a freeze dried protein.  Everyone must mix the Botox with saline (salt water) to make it possible to inject it.  When Botox is sold by the unit, you are assured of knowing exactly how much Botox you are getting.

Botox is a Poison

Botox is a purified protein derived from the botulinim toxin and is not a poison.  When injected properly, Botox Cosmetic is very safe.

Botox is Too Expensive

When you look at the effects of Botox in reducing and prevent facial wrinkles and lines, Botox is a wise investment compared to many other less effective procedures and products.

Athletic People need more Botox

The amount of Botox needed depends on your facial muscles and several other factors.  Your level of physical activity usually doesn’t affect the amount of Botox needed.

I only need Botox once in a While.

The good and bad thing about Botox is that it will only last 3-4 months in most patients.  To keep up the effects, maintenance Botox injections are necessary.




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