You may have considered Botox treatments before, but had second thoughts because of rumors and myths you might have heard. Several myths are circulating about the injectable Botox, but most of these are simply not true. Read on to dispel the misconceptions that may have prevented you from having Botox injections or other skin rejuvenating treatments in the past.
- Myth #1: Botox is Harmful
You may have heard that Botox is made from the neurotoxin botulinum, which can cause food poisoning in large amounts, and this is correct. However, the small amount of botulinum toxin in Botox treatments is purified and cannot make you sick, and Botox treatments are incredibly safe. Botox is under strict manufacturing regulations and has been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA. In addition, this treatment is endorsed by many medical associations.
- Myth #2: Botox will Prevent Facial Expressions
Botox, when targeted at the facial muscles that are causing wrinkles, will work to stop movement in those muscles. It is extremely important to have a skilled practitioner administer your Botox injections in order to ensure that they are targeting the correct muscles. The result will eliminate wrinkles while allowing for normal and natural facial expressions.
- Myth #3: Botox is Permanent
Botox injections will only last for a period of three to six months. The body’s ability to regenerate new cells in order to replace those that have been treated means that the procedure is not permanent. Further treatments are needed to manage the muscles that cause wrinkles.
If you are interested in cosmetic injectables, such as Botox or dermal fillers, or other non-surgical cosmetic treatments, contact Elements Laser Spa. We specialize in providing the latest cosmetic beauty treatments, skin treatments, and laser hair removal in Austin, TX. Call (512) 444-4600 to schedule your appointment today.