Botox is a buzzword that many people associate with Hollywood actresses and unfortunately with a lot of misinformation. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2016 report, Botox was the #1 cosmetic minimally-invasive procedure for 2016. The report shows that over 7 million people received Botox treatments in 2016. That should disprove one myth right off the bat – Botox is not just for celebrities!
Here are the top ten myths about Botox – debunked.
MYTH #1 Botox freezes your face and leaves you expressionless
Botox injections will only leave your face frozen if you go to an untrained or inexperienced injector. At its core, Botox is meant to relax the facial muscles to reduce wrinkles, so when applied properly, you will have full range of motion in your face. The amount of Botox required is also up to the injector for each Botox injection site, and with experience and proper training, will make you look natural and refreshed. At Face Logic, Sara is an experienced Botox injector and will leave you looking younger, not more stiff.
MYTH #2 Botox is only for women
Botox is certainly not just for women! “Bro-tox” is a trend that has been around for a while but has not been as publicized as the use of Botox for women. Back in 2013, over 385,000 men had Botox injections and the number continues to rise year after year. If women are removing unwanted wrinkles, why shouldn’t men?
MYTH #3 Botox is only for wrinkles
While traditionally Botox is used to relax the muscles of the face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, doctors have approved several other uses for Botox. It has been proven to help reduce excessive sweating and help with migraines, among other uses. At Face Logic, we only use Botox for cosmetic purposes to help clients look and feel younger, however, it is amazing what this product can do.
MYTH #4 Botox is dangerous or toxic
Many people wonder, “is Botox safe?” The answer is yes! Botox is FDA-approved (and has been since 1989!) It uses a purified derivative of botulinum protein in doses that are not toxic. It is completely safe to use and to take extra precaution, make sure you have Botox injections administered by a nurse or doctor.
MYTH #5 Botox and dermal fillers are the same
Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and forehead to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Facial or dermal fillers like Juvéderm work by lifting the cheeks, filling smile lines, and plumping the lips. While Botox affects muscles by relaxing them, dermal fillers plump and fill the skin to reduce wrinkle appearance. They are not the same type of treatment. Contact us for a consultation to discover which option is right for you.
MYTH #6 Botox injections hurt and are painful
Botox injections are not painful. Most clients will feel a small amount of discomfort at injection, but it is very shallow and some experience no pain at all. The needles for Botox injections are very thin and most people only feel a pinch with each injection.
MYTH #7 Anyone can administer Botox injections
Botox should only be administered by a licensed and experienced injector. Despite the fact that Botox injections are a relatively simple procedure, professional injectors have techniques and skills that will ensure success from the injection. In order to stay away from myth #1, you should go to a recommended injector with a medical background like a doctor or a nurse.
MYTH #8 Botox is addicting
There is nothing in the Botox drug with any addictive properties. People do become accustomed to their younger-looking appearance and like to maintain this look, however, there is nothing in Botox that will cause negative side effects if you stop receiving regular Botox injections.
MYTH #9 Botox is permanent
Botox injections last between 4-6 months but can last more depending on the person. The temporary effects of Botox are what make it a safe and low-risk procedure. We recommend Botox treatments every 4-6 months to keep a fresh appearance.
MYTH #10 Botox is only for the rich & famous
Botox injections at Face Logic are $12 per unit and typically cost $200-300 per treated area. These prices are achievable for non-celebrities (and celebrities) and anyone in the Boston area looking for Botox injections. You can also take advantage of the Brilliant Distinctions rewards program and earn points towards future Botox treatments.
Botox is a great option for people looking to rejuvenate their appearance and look and feel younger. Contact Face Logic today for a free consultation on how Botox might work for you!