Over the years Botox has become a common household name, many people are aware of its traditional usage as a cosmetic treatment to help people combat facial wrinkles by relaxing the muscles responsible. As you can imagine, there are quite a few misconceptions in the public regarding Botox.
Here we will shed some light on the top 5 misconceptions about Botox.
1. The Use Of Botox Will Leave Your Face Expressionless
Quite often we hear something similar to this statement from first time Botox patients. We are not sure where this idea originated from, perhaps from Hollywood as they often portray this side effect from Botox in movies. The truth is that this compound relaxes muscle movement and decreases the severity of wrinkles in the skin. You can only get this frozen face side effect if your Botox is administered incorrectly, normally by untrained individuals.
2. Botox Has Only One Usage: As a Cosmetic Procedure
Besides being a popular anti-aging agent, Botox can provide many health benefits. Botox is FDA approved to help patients with certain eye issues, such as spams. Botox is also administered by doctors to help ease migraine headaches and excessive sweating in some patients.
3. Botox Injections Are Toxic
This misconception is more of a misunderstanding. You see Botox is a natural purified protein derived from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium. It is not, however, a toxic substance. This protein can be safely inserted into the muscles to help relax them. Botox is not systemically absorbed into your blood and studies have shown that you would need to have received roughly 300 times the standard number of units of Botulinum toxin to experience severe health issues.
4. Botox Is Addictive
This is a false statement, Botox does not have any addictive properties. Some patients may claim that they are addicted to results of Botox, but that is more a statement based on their satisfaction with the outcome than it is a legitimate addiction. If you discontinue the treatment, your wrinkles or excessive sweating mill return over time. A Botox injection can last anywhere from 2-6 months, depending on the patient.
5. The Injections Are Painful
For many, just the thought of having a needle injected in them causes nervousness, unfortunately for these individuals, a Botox injection is no different than any other standard injection. The injection is very quick, and if administered by an experienced medical professional, you may not even feel it at all.
At Silverado Medical and Aesthetic clinic in Calgary, all of our Botox injections are performed by experienced medical physicians, ensuring you receive the best possible outcomes from your treatment. If you are interested in Botox injections for firmer, smoother and younger-looking skin or to help treat a medical condition such as excessive sweating or chronic headaches, give our clinic a call today 403-873-8999 to book your initial consultation with Dr. Pepple.