Common Misconceptions About BOTOX

BOTOX® has been FDA-approved for medical and cosmetic uses for more than 15 years. Despite the longevity of this evidence-based treatment, misconceptions about the procedure and the results still prevail. Here’s the truth behind some of the most common myths about BOTOX®.

  1. BOTOX® can be dangerous.

While some may be concerned about the safety of this injectable medication, it has been proven safe for both medical and cosmetic uses by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It became FDA-approved in 2002 to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles; its FDA approval for medical use dates to 1989. Millions of Americans have used this drug safely as recommended by the FDA in the hands of a qualified practitioner.

  1. If you don’t have wrinkles, you can’t benefit from the treatment.

Although BOTOX® can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it can also be used as a preventive measure before you develop these signs of aging. By relaxing the facial muscles in areas where wrinkles often occur, you will be unable to make the repetitive movements of these muscles that contribute to lines.

  1. BOTOX® creates a “frozen” or mask-like appearance.

The immobile face that is sometimes associated with this treatment’s use is actually a sign that this treatment has been overused. A qualified practitioner will be able to adjust the recommended dosage to create a smooth, rested appearance without rendering the facial muscles completely immobile. This preserves your natural expressions.

  1. If you stop using BOTOX®, you’ll end up with worse wrinkles than you had originally.

BOTOX® is not a permanent treatment for wrinkles. Its effects last for months and then the substance is harmlessly absorbed by the body. If you do not get another treatment after the effects of your previous injection wear off, your face will return to its original appearance; it won’t get worse because of the treatment.

  1. The injections cause the eyes to permanently droop.

This is simply untrue when the treatment is performed by a qualified medical expert like the ones at Longevity.

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