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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.