14 Nov Fact or Fiction: Botox Myths Debunked
As new plastic surgery trends emerge, doubts, rumors and stories often follow. Most of the horror stories we hear related to Botox, however, are simply myths. Here are some of the most common Botox myths and the truth behind them.
Myth #1: Botox will leave you with an emotionless face
The rumor is always that if you get Botox, you won’t be able to express emotion. When done correctly and naturally, Botox provides a smooth, even complexion and allows you to express emotions. Any facial expressions that cause furrowing of the brow will diminish, but general facial movement will remain.
Myth #2: Botox is toxic to the body
Botox is safe for your body when administered in the right dosage, just like any other drug. A doctor will never inject something into your body that isn’t safe and regulated by the FDA.
Myth #3: Botox and Dermal filler injections can be painful
The pain from Dermal Fillers is generally minimal and manageable for the majority of patients. On a scale from 1 to 10, patients usually rank pain between 2-3. Topical anesthetics and anti-anxiety medications can be used to minimize discomfort.
Myth #4: Others can tell that you had some Botox or Dermal Filler work
To avoid looking unnatural or “worked on,” always see a credible doctor you trust. When administered properly by a professional doctor, Botox and Dermal Fillers are never obvious. A professional will know the correct dosage to inject and will never over-treat a patient.