Botox is one of the most popular, if not the most popular cosmetic treatment completed around the world. It is also one of only a few treatments which can be considered a household name. Botox is known for providing patients with a more youthful appearance by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. When it comes to Botox, the results speak for themselves, unfortunately there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this injection.

Below we will shed some light on and dispel 5 of the most common myths about Botox and Dermal Fillers.

1. Botox Injections Are Painful

When it comes to cosmetic injections there is always a slight amount of discomfort, after all a needle is being utilized to deliver the Botox treatment. However, most patients describe the injection as feeling similar to a quick sharp pinch. There is a sensation, but in no means is it considered painful. No additional anesthetic, or numbing agents are required with Botox injections.

2. Botox Can Only Be Used to Improve facial Wrinkle and Lines

Whenever you see Botox used in movies, television, and reality shows, it is being used on an individual’s face to smoothen out wrinkles and fine lines. This may have led to the misnomer that Botox can only be used on your face. However, this is not the case. Botox is used for several medical and cosmetic treatments. It can be used for treating strabismus, migraine headaches, neck pain, back pain, hyperhidrosis, weak eye muscles, and temporomandibular joint disorder.

3. Botox Injections Cause a Frozen Face

It is commonly assumed that Botox injections can cause you to look like you have a frozen face as you will lose the ability to make facial expressions and show emotions. This is not true, as long as the Botox is administered by an experienced physician. The injections will only relax the muscles in the treated area, leaving you with the full range of expressions including your ability to frown, smile, look surprised and so on, just with less wrinkles and lines!

4. Botox Injections Are Harmful

Even though Botox is derived from a purified protein of the toxin that causes Botulism, it is not harmful or toxic. The treatment itself is utilised to treat an array of medical conditions as well as a cosmetic treatment. As a medical-grade treatment, Botox has been approved by Health Canada and the FDA of medical and cosmetic use for over 25 years.

5. Wrinkles Will Get Worse After Botox Injections

One of the most common misconceptions is that once you have had Botox injections, you cannot stop as your skin will wrinkle more than it did previously. This is not the case, if you do not continue with Botox you can expect your skin to slowly look as it did previous to the injections, no better or worse.

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. We are your premier choice for Botox in Calgary!