We have all heard a lot about Botox, both truths and lies. There are people who swear by these injections, claiming they are the best option if you want to look younger bust still look like yourself. There are other people who say that these injections make you look unnatural. So what is the truth? To help clear some things up, we have gathered some of the most common myths about Botox below so that you can decide whether it is a good option for you.
Myth #1-Botox is Not Safe
This is one of the most common myths out there about Botox. This is because Botox is made up of botulism enzymes, which might sound like a very harmful substance but it is not when used correctly. Botox does not cause cancer, as many people claim, and it does not harm your nerves or your skin. It has been FDA approved and as long as you turn to an expert and a qualified person to provide you with the injections, you are completely safe when using it.
Myth #2-Botox Will Give Me a “Frozen” Look
This can happen if Botox is overused, yes, but if you follow directions and only get the correct amount injected, then you do not have to worry about getting a “frozen” and unnatural look. Botox relaxes muscles at the injection site, so that you can get rid of wrinkles, but they do not affect facial muscles. This means that you can still have a full range of expression even moments after the injection. The key here is to use Botox in moderation.
Myth #3-Botox is Only for Wrinkles
Originally, Botox was not even meant to treat wrinkles but eye conditions. It has many medical benefits apart from cosmetic uses. It helps with migraines, with spine issues, and with all manner of other conditions that can affect the nervous system.
Myth #4-Botox Removes All Wrinkles
This is not true, either, unfortunately. Botox can only remove the wrinkles in the are of injection and only for a certain amount of time. It is not a long term solution and if you want to target different areas of your face, you will have to get more injections. For people who are looking for a cure-all, this might not be the best option.
Myth #5-Botox is Painful
The injection only causes mild discomfort, and the Botox itself is not painful at all. If you are worried about pain, then be sure that you will not experience any when getting Botox injections.
If you are looking for an option that is painless, that offers great results, and that is not harmful to your body, then Botox is the way to go. Do not be alarmed by all of the myths out there about these injections, since they are FDA approved and will not cause any serious side effects. Unlike other procedures like nose jobs or face lifts, there is no recovery time needed so that you can get on with your life.