Botox has been one of the most popular injectable treatments to ever be developed. There is the fact that it was the first, but beyond that, there are advantages to Botox that you can’t get with dermal fillers. As we edge toward holiday parties and the inherent desire most of us have to go into the new year looking and feeling our best, we can’t think of a better way to support cosmetic wellness than with Botox. Here, we point out a few myth-busting facts to help you feel confident if you’re new to injectable treatments.
Botox is safe.
Botox Cosmetic is based on a derivative of botulinum toxin. As such, the drug is often misperceived as dangerous. This theory has been proven false time and time again. Numerous studies were conducted on Botox prior to FDA approval. Furthermore, Botox Cosmetic was first conceptualized as a result of positive cosmetic side effects patients experienced after therapeutic treatment using botulinum toxin. Basically, before Botox was Botox, the drug was used as a clinical treatment for muscular disorders. The reason why Botox does not cause an adverse reaction is that the botulinum toxin that is used has been highly diluted and purified to ensure safety and efficacy.
Botox is temporary.
Early on after the cosmetic drug emerged, it was said that Botox treatment would permanently freeze the face. This is also a misconception. First, Botox does not freeze the face in a state of non-expression. Second, the effects of Botox absorption into muscle tissue diminish over time. The softening of muscle contractions around the eyes lasts from 3 to 6 months. When conducted by an experienced injector, the results of treatment look and feel natural.
You don’t have to get Botox forever.
If you’ve been hesitant to get Botox because you believe that you will be forever committed to periodic injections, you can rest easy knowing this would not happen. Many people have undergone Botox once or even many times and then stopped receiving treatment without experiencing negative effects. Wrinkles do not worsen when treatment is stopped, they simply reappear as they normally would due to natural aging.
Patients in the Austin area have time to rejuvenate before their big holiday event. For Botox and other injectable treatment, call (512) 450-1077.