People have lots of opinions about Botox.
Some think it’s poison. Other believe you can get addicted to it. Still others assume your face will freeze in place after you receive an injection.
These things simply aren’t true. Botox® is completely safe and scientifically proven to improve the look of expression lines on your face. Women and men have been using the product for years to achieve a youthful, vibrant appearance.
To prove it’s safe and effective, let us debunk some common myths about Botox.
Myth #1: It’s harmful to your body.
While Botox® is made from botulinum toxin, a type of bacteria that can cause food poisoning, it’s entirely safe to use as an injectable. The concentration of the botulinum toxin is extremely low. Plus, it’s injected into a very specific set of muscles with a very specific purpose. It isn’t ingested into your blood stream where it can move throughout your body.
In short, Botox isn’t capable of spreading to areas of your where it could be dangerous.
Myth #2: It causes facial paralysis.
Botox and any other dermal filler should always be administered by a highly qualified physician. That way, you’ll receive natural-looking results. Too much product can give your facial muscles a tight, rigid appearance. That’s why you should only let an experienced physician like Dr. Krikorian perform the treatment.
Myth #3: It’s addictive.
While you could become addicted to your fantastic appearance, you can’t get addicted to Botox itself. The product stays in your body for up to six months following treatment. At that time, you’ll probably want to come in for additional injections to maintain your youthful glow. But it won’t be because your body “craves” more Botox.
Myth #4: It’s painful.
True, Botox is injected into your skin with a needle, so it’s natural to assume the treatment hurts. In truth, the injections aren’t painful and feel similar to a mosquito bite. If you’re really sensitive or become uncomfortable, Dr. Krikorian will use a topical anesthetic to dull the sensation.
Myth #5: It’s only for old ladies.
Anyone over the age of 18 can receive treatments. In fact, research indicates that the younger you start using Botox, the more effective it is during your lifetime. So when you start seeing wrinkles and line on your forehead or around your eyes, consider Botox to retain your youthful appearance.
When you’re ready to talk more about Botox or other cosmetic services like Latisse or aesthetic surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Krikorian. He’s highly experienced and trained to help you look your best at any age.