As popular as BOTOX® Cosmetic is, there’s still a lot that people don’t know about it. BOTOX® has proven to be a valuable addition to millions of people’s lives, and it’s our hope that it can help even more people look and feel their best once they learn more about it.

There are also all kinds of misconceptions about BOTOX® that might have you convinced it’s not right for you. But today, we’re going to tell you the real truth about this revolutionary treatment.

Myth #1: BOTOX® hurts!

The truth: Patients sometimes note that BOTOX® Cosmetic injections feel like a quick pinch, but it’s not often described as being very painful—especially when it’s done by a trained, experienced professional. Be sure to talk to your BOTOX® specialist before your treatment to ask about numbing the area ahead of time.

Myth #2: There are major side effects that come with BOTOX® treatments

The truth: In fact, the likelihood of side effects is quite low.

In clinical studies, only 1% of patients had swelling around their eyelids after BOTOX® injections for crow’s feet, and 3% of patients had some eyelid drooping after injections to treat frown lines. Some other side effects that have been noted include headaches, neck pain, eye problems, allergic reactions, and more.

As you would with any medical procedure, be sure to consult with your doctor to make sure it’s right for you.

Myth #3: It will take a while to see results

The truth: You may actually begin to notice an improvement in crow’s feet and frown lines in as soon as one to seven days. The best part is, results last up to three months and most treatments take only 30 minutes.

Myth #4: BOTOX® freezes your whole face

The truth: BOTOX® does not freeze your whole face! Instead, it can be used to expertly target very specific areas of your face. Repeatedly contracting certain muscles in your face, like those around your mouth and eyes, leads to fine lines and wrinkles over time. So just these particular muscles are injected with BOTOX® to temporarily slow them down. With this reduced muscle activity, you’ll begin to notice the fine lines and wrinkles in these areas begin to soften.

Call to book an appointment with a BOTOX® Cosmetic specialist at Pasqua South Medical Aesthetics today, or contact us anytime with questions you might have.