Myths About Stopping The Signs Of Aging With Botox - Debunked

The signs of aging are a reality that come for all of us.  It’s how we deal with them that really counts.

Facing the signs of aging

Wrinkles and fine lines are natural parts of life. They manifest for some of us more than for others, depending on a wide variety of factors including heredity, stress, and how well we take care of ourselves through diet and exercise. Even with the variation in when they make their first appearance, they nonetheless arrive on the scene for everyone.

Getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles is possible today through treatments like injectable fillers and Botox. However there are a lot of myths about Botox that keep seeming to hang on, even after decades of success for thousands of people all over the world.

Myth #1 – Botox makes it harder to express emotion

One of the most nagging myths about Botox treatment is that it freezes muscles into place so much that it’s not possible to express emotion. It’s not true! Well administered Botox treatments get rid of under eye circles, crows feet, fine lines around the mouth, and more while allowing full expression of facial muscles. It stops the signs of aging without stopping the ability to express yourself.

Myth #2 – Aesthetic injections are always obvious

Dermal fillers and Botox work most commonly isn’t obvious. With modern techniques that are performed by a qualified and experienced professional, this minimal procedure is far from obvious. In fact, one of the biggest reasons that Botox has become explosively popular for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles is precisely because it leaves beautiful, natural looking results that stop the signs of aging.  High quality doctors will turn patients away who are at risk of having too much work done.

Myth #3 – Botox treatments involve lots of downtime

There’s little or no downtime with Botox. For the first few hours after the procedure patients should not lie down, however after that window passes  you can just go about your business.

Myth #4 – Botox is dangerous for the body

Trusting your doctor centers itself as an important part of this process. No reputable doctor will inject a dangers substance into the body. Botox works  just like any other drug that a doctor might use, it’s safe if administered in the proper dosage. High quality doctors can stop the signs of aging without putting you in danger.

Myth #5 – Botox injections are painful

The pain from Botox treatment stays minor for almost everyone. What’s more, it only lasts for a few moments while the needle starts entering the body. Simple, over the counter pain relievers are very effective for any discomfort after the fact. The procedure works so easily and powerfully in removing wrinkles and fine lines that it can be slipped into a busy schedule.

Myth #7 – Botox is permanent

One major reason that Botox has such great appeal is because it isn’t permanent. Typical Botox treatments stop the signs of aging for around three months battling crows feet and working to get rid of lines around the mouth. The effects on a furrowed brow can seem to last longer (6-12 months) as patients get used to relaxing those muscles. The great news to remember is that that if you don’t like the results, you can let them fall away naturally.

Myth #8 – Botox is only for cosmetic reasons

There are so many ways that Botox can be used outside of cosmetic procedures.  This treatment can be used to reduce excessive underarm sweating, neck spasms, overactive bladder, lazy eye, and more. The uses for Botox are expanding every day.

What myths have you heard about Botox that you’d like to have answered? Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about what Botox can do for you to stop the signs of aging. Don’t forget to leave a comment below and share your thoughts on the myths about Botox with the BHRC community!


15 Questions You Have About Botox, Answered

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center
Original Post Date: 
November 30, 2016
Date Last Updated: 
August 10, 2022
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