5 Myths About Botox

5 botox myths

Used for over 20 years, BOTOX®  Cosmetic is a popular treatment for people who want to improve the look and appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet, revealing a more youthful appearance. You may have heard a lot of great things about Botox but with those great things, there can be a lot of misinformation.  

Many people want to correct signs of aging with cosmetic Botox but are concerned about the possible “frozen” look. However, this like many concerns is some of the most common fears and myths that have been exaggerated on the internet. Dr. Sanchez addresses some of the top concerns his patients have expressed. To help keep your mind at ease when choosing Botox as the alternative.  

Myth #1:

Botox is Toxic and Unsafe:  
Botox is completely safe for cosmetic use. It has been FDA-approved as an anti-aging treatment and is the most widely administered drug on the market today. The misconception that Botox is toxic and unsafe is largely due to the fact that Botox is derived from botulinum toxin. However, low dosages of this protein have been proven safe and effective for both medicinal uses as well as cosmetic.


Myth #2:

Wrinkles Will Worsen if you Stop Getting Botox:  
Botox isn’t a permanent solution to wrinkles, so as the effects of Botox generally fade away you will start to regain facial movement in the muscles before your next treatment. Gradually, the fine lines and wrinkles will start to return if you stop treatment altogether, so it’s possible you may never want to stop. However, if you choose to do so there wouldn’t be any permanent damage. In fact, the reduced movement of the treated muscled prevents future wrinkles from forming. 


Myth #3:

Botox Injections are Painful:  
Botox injections can be compared to getting a regular shot at a doctor’s office. There may be mild discomfort, but Dr. Sanchez wants to keep his clients as comfortable and pain-free as possible. The needles are very thin for accuracy, and most patients experience little to no discomfort. Numbing cream is available. Although most clients opt out – like we said the needle is so thin you’ll feel little to no discomfort and aftercare instructions are provided.


Myth #4:

Botox Will Make Me look “Frozen”:   
When injected by a skilled professional, Botox should never make you look frozen or emotionless. The right amount of Botox will not cause your face to look tight. But instead, your skin will appear softer and more wrinkle-free. It’s important to do your research when looking for a skilled injector.

Credentials are important for many reasons. They ensure that an injector is licensed and certified. Meaning they have the training and experience necessary to safely and effectively administer treatments. But even more important is experience. Look for an injector who has been doing this for years and has a lot of satisfied patients. The best way to ensure a good result from your botox injection is to choose a skilled and experienced injector. Someone with who you feel confident. With so many great options available, there’s no reason to settle for anything less!


Myth #5:

A Facial Cream and/or Serum Can Do the Same Thing:  
No skin cream, or serum on the market today can actually relax the muscles in your skin. Only Botox can do that. Creams and serums can only penetrate through a certain level of the skin’s dermis. However, when used together with Botox certain creams and/or serums can enhance your results making your Botox last a bit longer.  

For example, SkinMedica’s TNS® Advanced+ Serum is a next-generation, skin-rejuvenating formula that improves the appearance of coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, and texture. And the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin. This is an ideal serum to incorporate daily to help prolong the effects of Botox. Learn more and purchase your serum here. 

Now that we have settled these 5 myths about Botox; read more here on how Botox can be your solution to a more youthful appearance. 


If you have additional concerns or questions, we would LOVE to talk to you. Give us a call and talk to one of our amazing Beautique skin care experts or book a consultation and meet with us in person! After all, aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not. Our skin care experts will help you get to the skincare goals you wish for!


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