Did you know that over 7.4 million people in the United States use Botox treatments? Botox is a billion-dollar industry, yet Botox has a lot of myths attached to it, some are so nefarious that the procedure itself is frowned upon by certain people that buy into the falsehoods. We thought we’d set the record straight about Botox. Let’s cut to the chase and get the facts on Botox. We think, after reading, that you’ll have a different perspective on the procedure if you were on the fence.
Myth: Botox gives you a “frozen” face
The “frozen face” fallacy is most commonly cited when someone wants to discredit Botox. It’s seen as shameful to want to remove wrinkles from your face because it will leave you looking artificial. The truth is that Botox when applied by a professional, will look natural. Like any cosmetic, an incorrect application will look strange. The same is true for makeup or any product that affects the way you look!
Fact: You Can Get Botox Over Your Lunch
Many people refer to Botox as a “lunchtime” procedure and they’d be right! Botox application by a professional can be done in an hour or less, and there is no recovery time needed. There may be some mild swelling, which can be mitigated through the use of an ice pack. The fact is, Botox is painless, fast, and non-invasive.
Myth: Botox Acts Quickly
While the Botox procedure is quick, the results take a while to show themselves. This is a good thing; you want a gradual and natural reduction of your wrinkles with long-lasting effects. Many people assume that, immediately after a Botox injection, they’ll walk out of the office looking completely different. On the contrary—Botox typically takes 2 weeks to show its full effects, then lasts for 3-4 months. The fear of coming into the office with a completely different face is an unfounded one! Although, as your wrinkles diminish, you might get some double-takes from your friends, family, and coworkers wondering why you’re glowing!
Fact: Botox is Virtually Painless
Yes, Botox uses needles for its application. However, these needles are incredibly small and penetrate just into the layer of muscle on your face. Some clients swear there is no pain at all, while others report only mild discomfort. If you are extra squeamish and/or have a low pain tolerance then we can even apply a numbing cream to further reduce the discomfort. The most important thing is your comfort!
Are you interested in Botox treatment? We hope we’ve answered a few of your most pressing questions. Reach out to us today to discuss the procedure in detail or to schedule an appointment.