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Myths about Botox

Botox has been around for more than 10 years and has been injected hundreds of millions of times worldwide.  It has an unparalleled safety record and is even used to treat children with medical conditions.  Most people are pretty familiar with it and what it does after the past decade.  There are still many myths about Botox. 

Some Botox myths:

-Myth: Botox Works Immediately

Some patients will see effects from their Botox in 1-2 days, but most patients require 1-2 weeks for full effects to show. Dysport works within 3-5 days.  Nobody will be able to see an immediate result from Botox injections.

-Myth: Botox Fills Wrinkles

Botox relaxes the muscles of facial expression that will cause wrinkles overtime.  Dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are needed in conjunction with Dysport and Botox to fill wrinkles.  When used together, Dysport/Botox and Restylane/Juvederm can completely erase many lines and wrinkles.

-Myth: Botox is all I Need

Botox is just one component of facial aesthetics which also includes volume replacement with dermal fillers and collagen stimulation with microneedling, chemical peels, and products like retin-a.  Using Botox alone will leave you with less than optimal results overtime.

-Myth: Botox is not for Men

Botox works great in all people; including men and women.  Men get the same wrinkles as women and greatly benefit from Botox injections sometimes even earlier in life because they have stronger facial muscles.  Men tend to have bigger and stronger facial muscles, and usually require more units of Botox but some don't.

-Myth: Botox is a Poison

Botox is a purified protein from a molecule derived from the botulinim toxin and is not a poison.  When injected properly, Botox and Dysport are very safe.

-Myth: Botox is Too Expensive

When you look at the effects of Botox in reducing and prevent facial wrinkles and lines, Botox is a wise investment compared to many other less effective procedures and products and costs about the same as some fancy face creams used daily (that won't work as well as Botox).

-Myth: Athletic People need more Botox

The amount of Botox needed depends on your facial muscles and several other factors including metabolism.  Your level of physical activity usually doesn’t affect the amount of Botox needed unless you exercise a lot.

-Myth: I only need Botox once in a while.

The good and bad things about Botox is that it will only last 3-6 months in most patients.  To keep up the effects, maintenance Botox injections are necessary; most people get them every 3 months.

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