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Botox Cosmetic Myths & Facts
MYTH #1 BOTOX COSMETIC IS UNSAFE
Fact: Botox Cosmetic has a long and well-established safety history. While you may only know Botox Cosmetic as a wrinkle treatment, Botox has actually been in use for over 20 years for the effective treatment of a range of medical conditions and is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world.
It is reassuring to know that Botox Cosmetic is the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America with an estimated 17 million treatments performed since it was first approved. In addition, it has received a 97% satisfaction rating among users.
Please as your physician about any side effects that you may experience with Botox Cosmetic use.
MYTH # 2 BOTOX COSMETIC WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF FACIAL EXPRESSION
Fact: Botox Cosmetic is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced physician, you can still smile, frown and animate. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.
MYTH #3 BOTOX COSMETIC IS BOTULISM (FOOD POISONING)
Fact: Botox Cosmetic is not botulism. It is a purified protein and a finished medical prescription product with a known or proven safety profile obtained through extensive research and testing.
MYTH #4 BOTOX COSMETIC TREATMENT IS PAINFUL
Fact: A Botox Cosmetic treatment is quick and simple. A very fine needle and small amount of liquid is used so the pain associated with the injection is minimal. No anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.
MYTH #5 BOTOX COSMETIC INJECTIONS CAN BE GIVEN ANYWHERE
Fact: Botox Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive procedure. Make sure to visit a well-trained aesthetic-specialty physician for your treatment, and discuss the optimal results you would like to achieve. Botox Cosmetic should only be administered in appropriate medical settings.
MYTH # 6 BOTOX COSMETIC IS EXPENSIVE
Fact: The cost of Botox Cosmetic varies depending on the amount of product needed to achieve optimal results and the areas of the face that are being treated. As an example, Botox Cosmetic typically ranges from $300 to $500 to treat the frown lines between the eyebrows. Since the positive effects of a Botox Cosmetic treatment can last up to four months, the cost is about $3 – $5 per day.
MYTH # 7 THERE ARE CREAMS THAT ARE BETTER THAN BOTOX COSMETIC
Fact: There is no scientific evidence that supports the creams work better than Botox Cosmetic. Creams work well on the surface of the skin. Botox Cosmetic works below the surface of the skin to relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to form.
MYTH # 8 BOTOX COSMETIC IS A FACIAL FILLER
Fact: Unlike facial fillers, Botox Cosmetic doesn’t fill in facial lines or restore volume loss. It relaxes the muscles underneath the skin that cause the lines. Facial fillers like Juvederm help to fill in facial lines and give back volume that is lost over time.
MYTH # 9 BOTOX COSMETIC AND BOTOX ARE THE SAME
Fact: While Botox Cosmetic and Botox contain the same active ingredient in the same formulation, there are different uses for each. Botox is used for the treatment of serious medical conditions, while Botox Cosmetic is used in much smaller dosages for the treatment of facial wrinkles and lines. Botox and Botox Cosmetic should not be confused as they are used to treat different conditions, using very different dosages.