Botox® is one of the most popular non-surgical procedures for men and women. Despite this, there are still many people who are not clear on what this injectable does and doesn’t do. Here are some common myths about Botox® debunked:
Myth #1: Only women get Botox®.
Truth: Women are no longer the only gender taking advantage of the anti-aging effects of Botox. The number of men deciding to get Botox injections is increasing, so much that the treatment has been dubbed the name “Brotox.” Wrinkles can affect your natural expression, making you look angry, older, or tired. Botox can soften these attributes, making men and women more approachable. This can not only help in their personal lives but in the business world as well.
Myth #2: Botox is only for wrinkles.
Truth: Botox injections can do much more than just banish the appearance of wrinkles. Botox has also been used to treat a variety of issues, including migraines, excessive sweating, and may even help those who suffer from depression.
Myth #3: You can get Botox at a very young age.
Truth: Although Botox can be used on patients in their 20s, anyone in their teens or younger is advised to wait. Since Botox is mainly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines that have formed from consistent muscle movement, it is very unlikely for patients in their teens to have severe lines that need to be treated.
Myth #4: If you stop Botox treatment, your wrinkles will worsen.
Truth: If you stop Botox injections after receiving them in the past, your wrinkles will not worsen; they will simply return to the way they looked before Botox. Wrinkles will then continue to develop as they would naturally.
Myth #5: Botox is only beneficial if you have visible lines.
Truth: A new tactic patients are using to combat wrinkles is receiving Botox injections before wrinkles and lines become severe. This can be seen as a preventative treatment, and muscles can actually learn not to form some expressions, which could potentially avoid lines in the future. Preventative injections could also lessen the need for a significant amount of Botox in the future.