Because of the quick, non-invasive nature of these procedures, Botox treatments have quickly become one of the most popular ways for people to freshen up their look and help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
However, like with virtually any cosmetic procedure, plenty of myth and misconception surrounds Botox — and inaccuracies about the true facts of these injections are almost ubiquitous.
Could all you know about Botox injections and treatments be wrong? Find out by reading this list of the most common, prevalent Botox myths — along with the truth that’s behind them:
Myth: Botox injections can only treat facial lines and wrinkles.
Fact: Botox was originally developed by medical professionals to treat a variety of conditions before they discovered it could be used for cosmetic purposes, as well. In fact, your doctor might suggest you get Botox injections to help control underarm sweating, to alleviate an overactive bladder or to reduce eyelid twitching, among many other things.
Myth: Botox will result in a loss of facial expressions.
Fact: Many people falsely believe that Botox injections will freeze your face, making it impossible to show any kind of expression. In reality, these injections will help enhance your expressions — it’s only when they’re administered by an inexperienced or unqualified doctor that they will freeze your facial expressions.
Myth: Botox injections are toxic and unsafe.
Fact: Botox treatments have been in use for almost 20 years, and as a result these injections have been repeatedly proven to be completely safe for a wide variety of uses. More than 16 million of these treatments have been administered to people across the globe since Botox was first introduced! No long-term side effects of Botox have ever been documented, and it’s virtually impossible to receive a dose that would be fatal.
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