Dispelling the Myths and Mistruths About Botox
For those who are looking for something that is minimally invasive, Botox has become the ideal way reduce fine lines and wrinkles. With its growing popularity, many myths about Botox treatments have been started and perpetuated. Here we'll dispel some of those myths.
Myth 1: Botox is only for cosmetic purposes and has no medical use.
In fact, Botox was created for medical uses and then later approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of wrinkles. Botox is used for numerous medical problems including migraine headaches, back pain, dystonias, cerebral palsy, depression, TMJ, eyelid spasms, crossed eyes and severe underarm sweating.
Myth 2: Botox treatments will distort your facial expression.
When administered by a qualified physician in an appropriate dosage, Botox will not distort your facial expression. Rather, it works by relaxing your muscles into their natural positions to improve your expression.
Myth 3: You can only get a Botox treatment once.
In actuality, Botox treatments can be repeated over and over again! Typically, a Botox treatment will last approximately three months and can be re-administered on a schedule your physician sets. There is no limit to the number of times it can be repeated.
Myth 4: Botox is a poison.
Botox only affects muscles. The doses used in a Botox treatment are very low and the treatments are safe. It is administered to relax specific muscles. The body naturally eliminates Botox over time, which is why the effects wear off after awhile.
Myth 5: Botox treatments are painful.
Quite to the contrary, most patients describe the feeling as being like a mosquito bite, with no pain after the treatment. Dr. McBride uses a vibrator to distract each patient during the injection. Patients love it because it almost eliminates discomfort.
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