Debunking the Greatest Botox Myths

Doctor holding botox injection with nurses behind her. - Ooh La La Wellness

We all age (unfortunately) and that shows on our face. At first a single gray hair or a small wrinkle on the forehead is no big deal and will even make you look more matured, but when you start having crow’s feet that’s the time you begin to curse your luck that no one has yet invented a time machine.

Well, who knows when and even if a time machine will be invented, but that doesn’t mean you are without options when it comes to looking young and fresh. The medical science has made leaps these last few decades, especially in the anti-aging skin care area and Botox is leading the charge.

Today, Botox treatment is no longer reserved for the rich and famous. Almost anyone can get a Botox injection from their physician and turn back the clock a little. However, with such popularity comes a lot of misunderstanding.

 

Take a look at these 5 biggest myths about Botox and why they can’t be further from the truth.

1. You Can’t Show Emotions Anymore

This is probably the biggest myth about Botox you will ever hear. The truth is that you can still show emotions of happiness (and will look great doing that). Emotions of anger and sadness might be reduced as the furrows they cause will be diminished.

2. Botox is Painful

Here’s the truth, Botox injection is not entirely painless. After all, it is an injection that you have to receive directly. But Botox is so quick and simple that you can get an injection during your lunch break.

3. Botox is Toxic

Again, not true. Many people think that Botox is man-made and not good for the skin. In fact, Botox is a natural ingredient and 100% safe to use. Of course, Botox can still be misused. So make sure you only see a licensed professional for treatments.

Any reputable physician will tell you that you have nothing to fear about Botox being harmful to your body (especially the face).

4. Botox is Only Used to Make You Pretty

Another misconception about Botox is that it is only used when you want to look younger and prettier. Again, this is untrue. Yes, Botox is mostly used for cosmetic benefits, but did you know it can reduce sweating if it is injected underarms? Plus, humans are not the only ones who benefit from Botox. Botox can also be used as a very effective treatment for pets that have arthritis.

 

5. Botox is Expensive

When it first appeared, Botox was reserved for those with more expendable income. However, that is no longer the case. Today, almost everyone can afford Botox treatment.

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