You’ve surely heard of Botox by now. But like most people, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Here’s the truth about some of the most common Botox myths that are circulating on the internet.
“Botox makes your face look frozen.” Botox does inhibit a few facial expressions, such as wrinkling or squinting in the forehead and eyes region. But for the most part, it’s only the more “angry” expressions that are toned down a bit. If Botox led to a completely frozen expression, actors and actresses couldn’t use it. And on that note…
“Botox is just something celebrities do.” Yes, we all know that many celebrities “level up” on their Botox treatments right before a big awards show. And yes, Botox is probably largely responsible for so many of them appearing ageless well into their 40s, 50s, and beyond. But that doesn’t mean Botox is out of reach for the average person. In fact, you’d probably be surprised at how affordable it is, and by how many of your friends are already receiving treatments!
“Botox erases wrinkles”. Unfortunately, nothing entirely erases wrinkles. But because Botox eases muscle contractions that lead to deep furrows in the brow and between your eyes, lines and creases are softened considerably.
“Botox will fix your wrinkles forever.” While Botox can offer considerable help toward a more youthful appearance, you will need regular treatments to maintain your new look. And of course, sun damage and other signs of aging will still happen, so you need to continue caring for your skin.
“Only vain people get Botox.” Yes, Botox will make you look younger, but that’s not the only reason people seek the treatments. Generating a more pleasant expression can help in social situations, and looking younger and happier can boost your career, too.
Hopefully we cleared up these common Botox myths for you. If you’re interested in discovering whether Botox will address your concerns, call us to schedule a consultation and we can answer your questions in more detail.