8 Myths About BOTOX® Injections
Some people are worried about getting BOTOX injections, most commonly because they are frightened by some common myths circulated about this amazing injectable. We want to dispel these often-shared myths so people can make an informed decision without being influenced by online fear-mongering.
Myth 1: BOTOX is Dangerous.
There are few cosmetic products that have been used more extensively than BOTOX. FDA-approved to smooth facial lines since 2002, it has been used in countries across the globe on millions and millions of people. However, it is important that you have BOTOX injections from an expert injector – a less-qualified injector may inject too much, or into the wrong areas, so choose where you get treatment carefully. When injected correctly, the smoothing effect is truly remarkable.
Myth 2: BOTOX Poses a Risk of Causing Botulism.
Botulism is a serious medical problem caused by a nerve toxin. BOTOX is derived from this toxin and was developed to treat only specific muscle motions that create creases, lines and wrinkles. It will not give you botulism.
Myth 3: BOTOX Injections Give You a Frozen Look.
When BOTOX is correctly injected, it merely smooths lines and wrinkles, while allowing you to retain the natural mobility of your facial expressions. A frozen look is created when an injector uses too much of the product. It is important that your injector has experience, knowledge of facial muscle structure, and is conservative in treatment. Not all injectors are equal in skill. Thankfully, at Laser Cliniqúe, you can trust that our team of professionals is highly-experienced with this product. When injected correctly, only the muscle strands creating the lines and wrinkles are affected, with the rest of your facial muscles performing as usual, for a very natural – not frozen – result.
Before & After Photos
Myth 4: BOTOX Injections Hurt.
The facts are that the needle used to inject the product are extremely fine, and the experience is not particularly painful, with a sensation that feels like a quick pinch. You have no need to worry that you will suffer great pain, but just mild discomfort at most, with treatment completed within a few minutes.
Myth 5: You Can Become Addicted to BOTOX.
While you may become addicted to the results of BOTOX, there is nothing in the product that is addictive. Many people, once they have seen the results, return every three to four months for another treatment as they love the smoother, younger look achieved with injections. There is nothing wrong with being addicted to looking your best!
Myth 6: Get BOTOX Injections at the Cheapest Place You Can.
While we believe that being thrifty is a good idea, you should not take any risks with cosmetic procedures at a cut-rate spa. Counterfeit BOTOX has been discovered in the USA, and you should always have treatment at a respected, professional skincare center with trained injectors, where you can count on injections from real BOTOX, and superior results.
Myth 7: BOTOX Causes Headaches.
This is one of the more amusing myths, as BOTOX injections are an effective treatment for people who suffer from chronic migraines. Some patients experience a minor headache after their first treatment as a result of the injections, which quickly goes away.
Myth 8: BOTOX Will Cause an Allergic Reaction.
Almost anything could cause an allergic reaction in certain people. The truth about BOTOX is that it is very well-tolerated by the body, and allergic reactions are exceptionally rare. Nonetheless, at Laser Cliniqúe, we always evaluate our patients to ensure our treatments are safe to administer.