It is probably safe to assume that you have heard of “Botox.” You may even have friends that have told you about it, or know some who have it, but haven’t told you. But what do you really know about it? Do you know that “Botox” is a brand name? There are actually four FDA-approved neuromodulator injectables for the treatment of frown lines. When injected, Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Xeomin® and, the new Jeuveau® allow your muscles to relax, smoothing wrinkles and taking years off of your face. With a great deal of publicity, however, comes a great deal of misinformation, and there are many people that believe some unfortunate myths about Botox.
There are a lot of myths out there about these injectables. Let’s debunk the most common myths about Botox we hear all the time:
Botulinum injections are toxic.
The Truth: While it’s true that the name BOTOX comes from its active ingredient – botulinum toxin – the toxin is in such small amounts that it is incapable of spreading outside of the treated area.
Botox causes undue stress on muscles.
The Truth: Botulinum injection treatments actually do exactly the opposite – they relax muscles! Our skin wrinkles because facial muscles are unable to relax, even while we’re sleeping. Botulinum injections step in and allow the muscles to relax temporarily, easing the stress and smoothing the wrinkles.
Botox is addictive.
The Truth: Study after study has shown that Botox is not addicting on a physiological level. This myth emerges from people who return for treatments again and again. However, it is only necessary to return for more injections since the treatments last temporarily, and the results are so great!
People with Botox always look unnatural.
The Truth: Yes, there are those out there who are not representing a natural look. However, while some may choose to overdo their Botox or filler, you do not have to. You and your injecting professional can decide what you want from your treatment and inject a minimal amount to look completely natural with just a few less wrinkles! At TimeLess our goal is always to help people look naturally younger; we never want someone to look overdone. We suggest starting with a little less your first treatment, then adjust from there.
The simple truth is, Botox® and Dysport® have been used cosmetically for more than a decade. While Xeomin® and Jeuveau® are newer than the other two, they are just as safe and effective.
To learn more about Botox®, Dysport® Xeomin® or Jeuveau® in Ogden, Utah – schedule a free consultation with Dr. Williams or Brandie, RN.
Call 801-475-4300 for more information.