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Common BOTOX Myths Debunked

"BOTOX freezes your face."
"BOTOX gives you botulism."
"BOTOX will give you scary trout mouth."

If you only listened to rumors and whispers, you might walk away seriously misinformed about what BOTOX is, how it works and even its safety. Get the scoop about the most common BOTOX myths (along with its popular counterpart, Dysport), and learn the truth about this FDA approved treatment the media loves to hate.

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BOTOX Only Works If You Already Have Wrinkles: FALSE!

A particularity prevalent myth is the idea that BOTOX is only suitable if you already have a lot of lines and wrinkles. In reality, however, you can use BOTOX as a preventative measure. In fact, it may be easier to prevent deep lines from forming if you take action and try BOTOX before they become permanently etched into your face.

BOTOX Is Only for Women: FALSE!

In movies and the media, BOTOX is often strongly associated with women. If you look at statistics, you quickly realize that both genders embrace the benefits of BOTOX and Dysport. In 2014, over 400,000 men used BOTOX, and that number is part of an upward trend.

BOTOX Is Exclusively a Cosmetic Procedure: FALSE!

When most people think of BOTOX, they imagine the cosmetic benefits. To be sure, BOTOX is definitely a viable way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and seemingly reverse or halt the appearance of aging skin. However, you can use BOTOX for a number of other reasons. Just a few of the alternative uses for BOTOX include preventing chronic migraines and reducing excessive sweating.

BOTOX Offers Immediate Results: FALSE!

Another of the most common BOTOX myths is that the results are immediate. This is routinely shown in television shows and movies, but it is not the case. Although your treatment can take as little as 10 to 15 minutes, your results won't be completely noticeable for 3 to 7 days.

BOTOX Injections Are Very Painful: FALSE!

One of the most dangerous BOTOX myths is the idea that a BOTOX injection will be incredibly painful. If you have ever had an injection for a vaccine, you are probably already familiar with the discomfort level. Many people say that a BOTOX injection feels similar to a pinch. Plus, there are numbing agents as well as ice that can help to desensitize the area before your injection, further reducing any worries about discomfort or pain.

Debunking common BOTOX myths helps to expose the truth behind this procedure. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center, the premier medical spa in Beverly Hills.