Growing in popularity, there are many myths around the topic of Botox. As with any medical treatment, it’s important to know all the facts before you decide to get this treatment.
As with any popular medical treatment, there can be a lot of misinformation spread online. The experts at Glamor Medical in Boca Raton, Florida have gathered some of the common misconceptions and myths about Botox. Continue reading in order to get the facts.
What is Botox?
“Botox is toxic to your health.”
This is a common misunderstanding due to the fact that Botox contains a purified protein that is derived from the bacteria that causes the illness botulism. Botox has been used for over 20 years and was the first of its kind to be approved by the FDA. Therefore Botox is a sort of household name for all Neuromodulators. At Glamor Medical we also use Xeomin and Dysport, which are also Neuromodulators.
All FDA approved Neuromodulators are very safe and effective. There are upwards of 3,000 studies successfully verifying its effectiveness and safety. Another reason it’s safe is because it doesn’t move from the location of injection. Additionally, the body safely metabolizes and eliminates the product in a few months.
There are rare cases, and specific medical conditions that would make it unsafe for certain individuals to receive Botox. This is why it’s important to only receive injections from a reputable medical spa with licensed, board-certified and insured healthcare professionals. Especially those specializing in medical aesthetics that can make sure it is the right treatment for you.
How Long Will it Last?
“Botox is permanent.”
This is another myth that regularly circulates. Discussed above, Neuromodulators do not stay in the body for too long. The Neuromodulators themselves, and therefore the results, can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 4 months or more. The duration will vary from person to person.
The good news is if you don’t like the results, they will go away. The bad news is that if you love the results, they do require maintenance.
Is Botox a Filler?
“Botox and fillers are the same.”
Contrary to popular belief, Botox and Dermal Fillers are two very different medical treatments. They both provide different results.
Neuromodulators is a purified protein that blocks receptors at nerve endings. Thus, preventing the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, responsible for muscle contraction. Neuromodulators is used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles upon injection site.
Dermal Fillers are hyaluronic acid-based fillers that have a light, gel-like consistency. Once injected, it acts like a sponge to absorb water. This creates a plumping effect, filling in lines and restoring volume in lips, cheeks, and the under eyes.
When Should I Get Botox?
“Only older women get Botox.”
Aging doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t discriminate. Many people of all genders choose to start getting Neuromodulators in their 20’s so they can age more gracefully. As well as slow the aging process. Everyone wants to look, and feel their best.
Is it Habit Forming?
“Botox is addictive.”
Botox does not contain any addictive properties. Patients who decide to discontinue injections will notice lines and wrinkles return over time as the treatment metabolizes.
Stopping treatment will not cause fine lines or wrinkles to get worse. Though patients will not develop an addictive dependence on Botox, they likely will be so satisfied with the results that they’ll choose to continue treatments.
Where Can I Get Botox?
You may be considering getting Botox injections, especially now that you know the facts. The first step is consulting with a reputable medical spa with licensed, board-certified professionals, specializing in medical aesthetics.
Glamor Medical in Boca Raton, Florida is a destination of choice for patients seeking the latest advances in the art of facial and body rejuvenation. They use the most advanced technology and create individualized treatment plans for every patient. Treatments are minimally invasive with little to no downtime and are affordable, safe, and effective.