4 Myths About Botox

Botox is one of the most popular injection treatments for a variety of reasons; however, there are still a few misconceptions about what it does, does not do, and who are the best candidates.

Before you decide to head to SkinSpaMED for a Botox consultation, we can help dispel some of the myths out there! Here are four of them:

MYTH: The best time for Botox is when the lines appear

FACT: If you can get ahead of the game, it may help you in the long run. Marie explains by saying, “Botox is being used more frequently by people trying to do preventative treatments. Waiting until lines become etched into the skin means it's much more difficult to smooth their appearance again. I recommend starting around age 27.”

Botox is often used for lines and wrinkles formed by muscle movements like scowling, squinting, and raising eyebrows, she adds.

“Often by starting Botox preventatively, people and their muscles actually learn to not make certain faces and expressions and contribute to worsening their lines. By not making certain expressions in the future, or making them less often, you may actually need less Botox or need it less often.” 

MYTH: If you stop getting Botox, it will make your wrinkles worse

FACT: Nope. They'll just go back to the way they were before. Botox will prevent your wrinkles from worsening while you keep up with your treatments. If you decide to stop having Botox treatments, you will slowly lose the relaxing effect of Botox and will resume the normal development of wrinkles with movement.

MYTH: You are never too young for Botox

FACT: Medical professionals have reported success with Botox in patients over 65, but if you are a teenager your medical professional will probably tell you that you are not ready for cosmetic use.

“I am an advocate of preventative Botox and its use in the 20s age range,” said Marie. “18 is too young to begin Botox. Remember, Botox is ideally used for lines that remain after constant muscle movement — at 18, you are very unlikely to have residual lines after movement.”

MYTH: Botox is just for wrinkles

FACT: Botox is not just cosmetic! Botox injections have been used to treat migraines by reducing muscle tension and creating less strain on the nervous system. Botox can also be used to temporarily block sweat glands to stop excessive sweating, and even might help patients who suffer from depression.

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