mythbusters - Botox edition

Updated: Jun 29

Myth: Botox injections can be painful.

Botox (botulinum toxin) prevents nerves from sending signals to muscles. We inject a small amount of Botox using a thin needle. Most patients describe feeling only a slight pinch from the injections.

Our skin care team is highly skilled with injectables and keeping you comfortable during your procedure is a top priority. The doctor may use a topical aesthetic designed specifically for Botox, to ensure your comfort.

Myth: Botox Is Dangerous to Use

Yes, Botox is derived from the botulinum toxin, which is poisonous when in food. However, when used in the skin, Botox stays in the injection site and does not move around the body. Botox has been approved by the FDA since 1989 to treat eyelid spasms. In 2002 Botox received its first cosmetic approval, and since then, tens of millions of patients have used it.

Myth: Botox can freeze your facial muscles.

When properly applied, Botox only affects muscles at the precise location of each injection, leaving you still able to display the full range of normal facial expressions. As long as you ensure Botox is administered by someone properly qualified and experienced in its use, you do not run the risk of losing the ability to express emotions.

Myth: Botox Is Addictive

None of the ingredients in Botox are addictive, so you do not run the risk of becoming physically dependent on it. That being said, it’s possible to become dependent on the cosmetic benefits of using Botox, along with any other cosmetic treatment that offers clear and visible benefits.

Myth: Only Women Get BOTOX®

Some people think that BOTOX® is just for women. But men also know that there are benefits to having smoother, younger-looking skin. BOTOX® can boost a man’s confidence and give him a competitive edge. In fact, the term “BROTOX” was created because men are taking advantage of wrinkle-relaxing injections.

Myth: Botox provides immediate results