Myths about Botox
Botox has become extremely popular for the treatment of facial wrinkles. As such, there is a great deal of widely available information and misinformation regarding Botox treatment. Here we will discuss a few myths about Botox.
Botox treatments will cause the loss of facial expression.
While there are risks associated with any medical procedure, a Botox treatment performed by a qualified medical professional should not reduce the expressiveness of your face. While Botox does act by relaxing underlying facial muscles, it should not completely paralyze them when done correctly. You will see reduced appearance of wrinkles, but the face should move and express emotion much as it did before the injections.
Botox is toxic.
This myth stems from the fact that Botox is made from the botulinum toxin, which acts on the nervous system. However, the injection you actually receive is a purified protein, and is in such a small concentration that it is unable to spread to the nervous system and cause damage.
Botox treatments are painful.
Botox treatments are quick and simple. A very fine gauge needle is used, and the amount of material injected is quite small. It is nearly painless, and no anesthetic is required. After effects are also usually minimal to nonexistent.
You may become addicted to Botox.
Nothing in the Botox injection is physically addictive. This myth may result from the fact that patients generally truly enjoy their younger appearance, and will return to be retreated every 3-4 months. This is generally necessary, since the treatment does wear off, so repeat treatments are required to maintain the result. Again, there is no physical addiction associated with Botox injections.
If you are interested in the truth about Botox for improving your appearance, call Dr. Kulak at 703-481-0002 in Virginia or 301-222-2020 in Maryland for a consultation today.