Since BOTOX® was released to the marketplace more than 16 million patients have enjoyed this revolutionary treatment. Even with its amount of success, however, there are still some persistent myths that cling to this highly effective treatment. Anyone that has begun to consider their options for BOTOX® injections should look at these common myths and how they compare to reality.
BOTOX® Is Painful
One of the most common myths surrounding BOTOX® treatments is that the injections are painful and recovery is uncomfortable. Many are surprised to hear that most patients compare the injections to a mosquito bite, and this means that general anesthesia is not needed and the average person does not even need a topical numbing gel. Depending on the amount of injections that the patient requires, most people can be in and out of the office in as little as 20 minutes.
Anyone Can Inject It
One pervasive myth is that essentially anyone can inject BOTOX®, but this has led to some serious medical and aesthetic issues. BOTOX® is exceptionally effective when carried out by an experienced professional; however, the average person cannot pick up a needle and create amazing results. Patients that are looking to make the most out of their treatment will want a seasoned specialist that will provide an excellent experience from start to finish.
BOTOX® Is Noticeable
The media tends to play up bad BOTOX® treatments, but these situations are very rare. Just as with any other procedure or treatment, the results will be determined by the experience of the treatment provider. According to research conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 85 percent of patients see visible improvements within just a few days. On average, these improvements will last for 5 months or longer.
Treatments Will Lead to a Loss of Facial Expressions
When BOTOX® is administered correctly by an experienced professional, there is almost no chance that the patient’s facial nerves or muscles will be affected in any way. The myth about losing one’s facial expressions comes from unsuccessful treatments that most likely should have never been carried out in the first place. Another factor that often contributes to this myth is people mistaking botched surgical facelifts for BOTOX® treatments.
It Only Works for Facial Wrinkles
Another fact that patients may be surprised to hear is that BOTOX® was not even developed as a cosmetic treatment, and the very first BOTOX® injections were actually for neurological disorders. While BOTOX® is very successful in removing facial wrinkles by toning and tightening skin, this treatment is currently used for a variety of issues throughout the body. This includes chronic neck pain, TMJ disorders, involuntary facial movements, tremors, chronic cramping, and migraines.
BOTOX® injections have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world with more and more patients using it every single year. This simple treatment is now safer, quicker, and more effective than ever. MacMed Spa, Salon and Medical offers BOTOX® treatments to help our patients look and feel younger. Contact MacMed Spa, Salon and Medical today to schedule your consultation.