While Botox may be one of the most popular cosmetic treatments going these days, there is still a lot of misinformation and ignorance surrounding the subject. Many people, most often those who have never had any experience with Botox, spread misconceptions about the safety and efficacy of the treatment. In this post, we’ve put together a list of the top Botox myths debunked.
Botox Is A Poison And Therefore Unsafe
While it’s true that large amounts of Botox can be toxic to humans, smaller quantities can be used safely for a wide variety of conditions. This not only includes the reduction and prevention of wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat migraine headaches, excessive sweating and misaligned eyes. Just like small amounts of snake venom can be used to treat a poisonous snake bite, controlled amounts of Botox can be used for positive medical purposes.
Botox Will Create A Frozen Face
The fact is that the majority of Botox treatments are barely noticeable to those who wouldn’t know any different. Instances of the so-called frozen face are rare and are generally instances of extreme applications that get more publicity than warranted. When properly administered, most Botox treatments are subtle, natural and unnoticeable to others. Most Botox patients are often told that they look relaxed and refreshed.
Botox Is Addictive
Botox is not addictive in the strict sense of the word. This means that you will not get physical cravings or become ill if you do not continue to get Botox injections. That said, some people who get Botox injections may feel a psychological need to continue getting them because of how good they feel about themselves afterwards. In this sense, it’s similar to how someone would feel after having their teeth whitened or getting a tattoo.
Botox Is A Generic Term
Botox is actually a brand name owned by the pharmaceutical company Allergan. Similar to names like Kleenex, Fibreglass or Bubble Wrap, the name Botox has become so popular that it’s often used to describe every type of product that provides similar results. The fact is that there are several types of injectable treatments that are marketed under a wide variety of brand names that provide a similar effect as Botox. It just so happens that Botox is the most popular.