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5 Common Botox Myths

Over the last decade, the popularity of Botox has increased dramatically. People from all walks of life are reaping the benefits of these wrinkle-fighting injections, but there are many misconceptions about Botox. Here are five common Botox myths.

  1. "Botox is only for older individuals."

    Some people hold the belief that Botox is strictly for individuals who are over the age of 30. However, Botox is actually a cosmetic treatment that can be used by younger clients as well. Botox is considered to be safe for individuals between the ages of 18 to 65.

  2. "Botox injections hurt."

    Botox injections are not very painful at all. In fact, most people only experience a sensation that is comparable to a small insect bite. Due to the minimal pain of the Botox injections, an anesthesia is not needed to numb the pain. Unlike many surgical procedures, these injections do not require a recovery period.

  3. "Botox treatments are poisonous."

    While Botox is derived from a toxin, injections are relatively safe. Millions of people have received Botox treatments with only minimal side effects. It is, however, important to talk to your doctor about this procedure and find a certified Botox professional to administer the injections.

  4. "Botox causes prolonged face stiffness."

    A Botox procedure that is performed correctly will rarely cause face stiffness. After receiving a Botox treatment, some clients may experience slight stiffness for a few days. After the initial effects of the treatment subside, a client’s face often feels normal. Some health professionals report that excess Botox use or incorrect treatment can result in facial stiffness, so it's important to find a certified expert for your procedure.

  5. "Botox injections are extremely expensive."

    Although celebrities are known to get Botox injections, but they are considered to be affordable. In the United States the average cost of a Botox injection treatment is $328, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Last Updated: January 13, 2017