Botox is the leading treatment option to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also effectively treats other conditions including chronic migraine, overactive bladder, neck pain, and excessive sweating. Although it is a well-known treatment, myths about Botox still abound. If you are considering Botox, it’s important to be informed and confident about your decision. Here are four of the most common myths about Botox.
Despite its effectiveness, many people assume that Botox is unsafe because it involves injections into the skin. However, Botox is FDA approved for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, and several other conditions. The treatment was first approved by the FDA in 1989 – over 30 years ago! Botox is generally considered safe to use as a treatment. While symptoms and side effects vary depending on the condition you are looking to treat, mild effects can include pain at the injection site and flu-like aches and fever.
While Botox does provide effective results for many people, it is not a permanent solution. You will need to have a repeat dose every 3-5 months on average. The exact timing depends on factors like age, health, and metabolic influences. Results can also vary depending on the strength and amount of the dose when you receive the injections.
IT’S ONLY FOR WRINKLES
A very common myth about Botox is that you can only use it to treat fine lines and wrinkles. As stated before, this is not true. As stated before, Botox is FDA approved to treat several other conditions. Some of the most popular reasons you might seek Botox treatment outside of facial aesthetic improvements are overactive bladder/incontinence, chronic migraines, excessive underarm perspiration, neck spasms, and chronic stiff muscles. However, if you do want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or crow’s feet, Botox remains one of the best non-surgical facial treatment options.
IT ALTERS YOUR APPEARANCE
One of the biggest misconceptions about Botox is the assumption that the injections cause the face to “freeze”. The reason why this myth still circulates is that the medication in Botox causes the facial muscles to relax. As a result, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines dramatically reduces. This is why Botox is so effective at treating wrinkles, especially around the eyes and the smile lines around the mouth. If you visit a qualified, experienced Botox provider like Ascent Laser Aesthetics, you should not worry about the treatment altering the movement in the muscles in your face. While sometimes isolated limited tightness in some areas can occur, you should still be able to move your face freely after Botox treatment.
If you are looking for Botox treatment for fine lines and wrinkles in western MA, look no further than Ascent Laser Aesthetics. Schedule your first consultation to learn more about Botox and our other skincare-related treatment options.
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