When it comes to Botox, most people’s knowledge stems from inaccurate tabloid stories and the words of celebrities. What do you really know about the cosmetic procedure?
Today, Nurse Debbie wants to debunk many of the myths surrounding Botox so that people have a better understanding of the treatment. Here are the top five misconceptions about the injections and their effects.
1. Myth: Botox Is Incredibly Painful
Like any injection, Botox can be mildly painful, but the needle used during the procedure is very small. Most patients state that the procedure causes them minimal discomfort. Additionally, the targeted area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic before the injections are administered, which can help combat any pain the Botox injection does cause.
2. Myth: The Injections Poison Your Body
Some people have heard that the toxin used in Botox can be life-threatening and therefore refuse to let it enter their bodies. However, what many fail to realize is that the procedure uses an extremely small amount of the toxin to prevent your muscles from contracting. Experts consider Botox to be very safe and agree that the overall risk from the procedure is minimal.
3. Myth: Botox Permanently Alters Your Face
No matter how much Botox you receive, the results will never be permanent. Most procedure effects only last for a matter of months. That’s why returning for treatment multiple times is recommended to all Botox patients.
4. Myth: The Procedure Is Only Used for Cosmetic Purposes
In reality, some medical professionals administer Botox to treat medical conditions. Issues like repetitive neck spasms, excessive sweating, lazy eyes, chronic migraines, and overactive bladders can all be treated with the toxin in the injections. Don’t assume that Botox patients all look into the treatment for purely cosmetic purposes.
5. Myth: Botox Is Only Used on Women
Although women are far more likely to seek out Botox treatments, increasing numbers of men are turning to injections to look younger. 10 percent of all cosmetic surgeries are now men receiving Botox.
To learn more about the myths and truths surrounding Botox, watch Nurse Debbie’s recent interview on Good Morning Texas. Nurse Debbie is a local cosmetic professional and can help you determine if Botox is the right choice for you. To learn more about what Beauti Science Med Spa can offer BubbleLife readers, call 214-280-4316.
ABOUT NURSE DEBBIE
While pursuing her Nurse Practitioner credentials at the University of Texas at Arlington, Debbie Boyte is using her training in medical esthetics to perform a variety of treatments for clients throughout the DFW area. She is a member of the American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals, as well as a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree. To schedule an appointment with her, please call 214-280-4316. You can also visit the Beauti Science website at beautisciencemedspa.com.
*Article sponsored by Beauti Science Med Spa