Botox® Cosmetic has become increasingly popular and is used by women and men around the world to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Despite its popularity, there are some that won’t try Botox treatments due to the many myths and misconceptions about how it works and what it does for a face.
Unfortunately, misinformation has kept many from discovering the benefits of this quick and effective treatment. Check out these common, but incorrect, beliefs about Botox and other wrinkle relaxers.
MYTH: Cosmetic Botox Is a Dangerous Toxin That Can Harm Your Muscles
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment that has been extensively researched and studied through clinical trials. Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania works with the research department at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, which dedicates resources to publishing yearly studies regarding Botox.
While Botox is a toxin, also known as Botulinum toxin, produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria, it is not toxic or damaging to muscles. It blocks neurotransmitter signals that cause muscles to contract and form wrinkles. The injectable treatment is highly regulated and considered safe when administered by a certified and experienced dermatologist.
Using too much Botox in one treatment or receiving treatments too close together can cause undesirable side effects. It is critical to use a certified and experienced board-certified dermatologist for treatment to ensure safe and successful results. Our expert physicians have a deep anatomical and medical understanding of the facial structure and muscles to know where and how much to administer Botox for natural and effective results. All of our procedures are performed by our board-certified dermatologists to ensure the highest level of care.
MYTH: Botox Treatments are Only for Women
While treatments like Botox may be more prevalent among women, they are certainly not only for women. As men and women age, wrinkles are more common and pronounced, and Botox works to soften wrinkles and fine lines for any individual. In some cases, men can have stronger facial muscles that require higher doses or more treatments to maintain results, but it is a safe and effective injectable for both men and women.
As more men become comfortable with cosmetic procedures, our physicians work closely to educate them on injectable treatments’ benefits, maintenance, and aftercare.
MYTH: Botox Injections are Incredibly Painful
Some individuals accept that old saying, pain is beauty, but when it comes to Botox, you can achieve a fresh, youthful appearance without significant discomfort. A Botox treatment is administered with a tiny needle for precision. When injected, many patients describe the feeling as a pinch, and some report feeling almost nothing at all.
Patients can also request a topical anesthetic or ice pack before injection to minimize any discomfort. Before moving forward with Botox, our physicians take time to answer your questions and concerns, so you feel confident and comfortable receiving your treatment.
MYTH: The Effects of Botox Treatments are Permanent
Botox is not a permanent treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. While it is an effective treatment, it is only temporary and can require regular maintenance to uphold smoother skin and a younger appearance. Many patients have results that last between three to six months. Your Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania dermatologist can work with you to create a treatment plan that works best for your specific needs and goals.
MYTH: You Have to Be Over the Age of 30 to Get Botox Injections
Botox is FDA-approved for healthy individuals over the age of 18. While many younger patients do not have wrinkles and fine lines, Botox can be used as a preventative method instead of waiting until the 30s to 40s, when wrinkles are abundant. Botox can help train muscles to avoid some movements during facial expressions and reduce the number of lines and wrinkles formed during the natural aging process.
Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania physicians work closely with patients to create personalized treatment plans that address cosmetic goals and desires. They provide expert advice and suggestions based on your goals and conditions, not your age.
Questions About Botox? Schedule a Consultation With a Cosmetic Dermatologist at LSSCPA Today
Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania is a state-of-the-art dermatology practice with a team of physicians who are leaders in laser, cosmetic, and medical dermatology. Our board-certified doctors have a range of expertise and training and are dedicated to furthering dermatology practices and techniques through medical research.
There is so much misinformation and myths about Botox and other cosmetic treatments, it is crucial to turn to the experts for education and resources. Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania stays active in the medical research community to always provide patients with the most accurate and up-to-date information and studies.
Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about cosmetic Botox.
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