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Debunking Today’s Top 5 BOTOX® Myths

Oct 28 2012

BOTOX® – while most folks have heard the term before, not everyone knows the whole story.  And, although it is America’s number-one cosmetic procedure, BOTOX is still a treatment surrounded by myth and misinformation.  So, take a moment to consider this – do you know what this cutting-edge injectable is all about?  Because we know that the best patients are well-informed patients, we thought we would take a moment to set the record straight.

Here is our list of today’s Top 5 BOTOX Myths Revealed:

  1. Myth: BOTOX is “new” or “experimental.”
    Fact: Did you know that BOTOX Cosmetic was FDA approved over ten years ago?  The single most popular cosmetic treatment in the US, BOTOX is backed by years and years of research and millions of satisfied patients.
  2. Myth: BOTOX will make you look “frozen.”
    Fact: BOTOX is frequently represented – and misrepresented – in film and television.  Often portrayed as creating a frozen or unnatural look, reality couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Administered conservatively and under the care of a skilled cosmetic dermatologist, BOTOX can actually create one of the most natural, youthful looks of any procedure.
  3. Myth: BOTOX is really only for women.
    Fact: While we typically associate BOTOX with its popularity among female patients, for years, men have been quietly realizing the benefits of this cutting-edge treatment.  In fact, according to the latest figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were over 350,000 male BOTOX procedures performed last year alone.
  4. Myth: BOTOX and fillers are basically the same thing.
    Fact: While BOTOX and fillers like Juvéderm® or Restylane® are all powerful wrinkles treatments, how these procedures work varies slightly.  You can think of BOTOX as essentially a muscle relaxer.  As such, it’s best suited for “dynamic lines” like crow’s feet, frown lines and horizontal lines across the forehead.  For deeper, more persistent wrinkles, patients will often benefit more from a soft tissue filler.  Working to “fill in” the valleys of creases, these treatments add volume to the skin and restore a more youthful face shape.
  5. Myth: BOTOX injections must be painful.
    Fact: Because BOTOX is so effective, many patients mistakenly assume it must be very painful or result in a lengthy recovery.  In reality, BOTOX uses very fine needles, and most patients find the treatment quite tolerable.  Often considered a “lunch break procedure,” patients often return to work following their minimally-invasive BOTOX treatment.

BOTOX in Danville

Ready to find out what BOTOX can do for you?  Take the first step – contact us today and schedule a consultation.  Our offices are located in Danville, and you can reach us directly at (925)272-2695. We look forward to meeting with you.

Category: Dermal Injectables

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