As with many medical treatments, there is a great deal of misinformation circulating about Botox injections. If you’re thinking about trying Botox treatments, read on. The team at Solace Wellness is here to debunk myths and provide you with facts.

MYTH: Botox permanently changes a person’s appearance.

Botox is not a permanent cosmetic procedure and, usually, the effects of Botox treatments last between 3 and 4 months.

FACT: Botox works by paralyzing muscles.

Botox works by causing the muscles around the injection site to relax, and prevents them from tightening for several months. This mild paralysis of surface facial muscles is what creates the appearance of smooth skin.

MYTH: Some topical products work as effectively as Botox.

Creams and ointments might help to reduce the appearance of very fine lines by cleaning and moisturizing the skin. However, store-bought topical products don’t work as effectively as Botox treatments.

FACT: Botox sessions are quick and easy.

Most Botox sessions take 15 minutes or fewer to complete, and there’s no recovery time required. It’s so fast and minimally invasive that it can be done during a lunch break.

MYTH: Botox is painful.

Botox needles are very small, and most patients barely notice the slight pinch that comes from penetrating the skin. The treatment is fast and the mild discomfort is very short-lived.

FACT: Both men and women use Botox.

Men are using Botox in greater numbers than ever before, and this treatment option is useful in reducing the appearance of wrinkles for both men and women.

MYTH: Botox is dangerous.

Botox is made from onobotulinumtoxin, the bacteria that causes botulism. Understandably, this is a concern for potential recipients of Botox treatment. Botox is considered safe due to how little onobotulinumtoxin is in a single Botox treatment.

FACT: Botox is not a fix-all solution.

Botox is intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and mild to moderate wrinkles. However, it’s not an applicable treatment for very deep wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, or scars.

If you’re considering Botox injections, don’t let the myriad of myths scare you away. To learn more about Botox in a medical setting, reach out to Solace Wellness Center & MedSpa to book a consultation. Our professional aestheticians will answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and put your mind at ease.

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