It’s incredible how modern cosmetic procedures can delay the signs of aging. Many people now, especially the baby boomers, look younger than ever before, thanks to Botox and many other non-surgical aesthetic procedures.
Despite the popularity of anti-aging procedures, though, they are not without controversy. Botox is not an exception. Although many individuals swear by Botox injections as the reason for their youthful appearance, there are still people who shun it.
One of the major obstacles that would explain why many people discount the benefits of Botox is the misconceptions that surround the injectable treatment.
We are going to debunk the most common myths about Botox injections. Once you distinguish the facts from fiction, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about this anti-aging treatment.
- It will make your face look frozen – Myth!
One of the most common misconceptions people have about Botox is that they’ll never be able to express their emotions ever again. This is simply not true. An injection will temporarily render the target facial muscle incapable of contraction, which will delay the permanent formation of wrinkles and creases. This doesn’t mean that you can no longer form facial expressions, though. You can still show happiness, sadness, or anger through your face even with Botox, but only with fewer lines.
- It’s toxic – Myth!
A reputable doctor, like Dr. Dwayne L. Watkins, will never administer dangerous substances into your body. Plus, Total Body uses only genuine Botox injections direct from the manufacturer. Additionally, Botox is FDA-approved as a temporary anti-aging treatment.
- It’s painful – Myth!
Although the treatment is minimally invasive, it is non-surgical. Therefore, it’s not considered a high-pain procedure. The sting of injection may cause mild discomfort, but the pain is tolerable. In fact, some of our patients describe the sensation similar to a mosquito bite. If you have a low pain tolerance, Dr. Watkins may apply a numbing cream on the treatment area.
- It’s addictive – Myth!
Botox doesn’t contain any addictive substances. Our patients return for another treatment after a few months because they love the results, and not due to substance addiction.
- It’s always obvious – Myth!
Your Botox treatments will only become obvious when you overdo it. That’s why it’s essential to consult a board-certified doctor. Dr. Watkins is trained and experienced in the administration of Botox injections, which can help achieve your desired results while still looking relaxed and natural.
With the truths about Botox exposed, you can now make smarter choices. If you want to learn more about this anti-aging treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dwayne L. Watkins at Total Body today.