5 Myths About Botox

Posted on September 26, 2016

Since its FDA-approval in 2002, Botox has skyrocketed in popularity to one of the most well-known injectables on the market. However, despite this popularity, many people are still unaware of what exactly it does and doesn’t do. Read on for some of the most common Botox myths, debunked!

Botox Myths

Myth #1: Patients should only receive Botox when wrinkles appear

Botox is now being used as a preventative measure. Once wrinkles have developed in the skin, it is more difficult to smooth them. Because of this, patients are now using Botox before wrinkles become severe to prevent them from developing in the first place.

Myth #2: Discontinuing Botox will make wrinkles worse

If a patient decides to discontinue the use of Botox, their wrinkles will not get worse. Wrinkles will simply return to how they were before you received Botox. This is because Botox results are not permanent, lasting around 3-4 months. So, if you desire a smooth face all year long, you’ll have to receive repeat Botox treatments throughout the year.

Myth #3: Teens can get Botox

With celebs with smooth complexions plastered on every magazine cover, even teens are feeling the pressure to maintain their young look. However, plastic surgeons are urging teens to wait until their 20s to undergo Botox treatments. It is also unlikely that, at such a young age, teens have even developed the lines that Botox treats.

Myth #4: Botox is only used to treat wrinkles

Botox can be used for non-cosmetic treatments as well! Botox has been used to treat migraines, as well as stop excessive sweating. There have even been signs that it can help patients who suffer from depression.

Myth #5: Only women receive Botox

Botox has become increasingly popular with men over the years. So much so, that Botox for men has been dubbed “Bro-tox”. Men are striving to look younger in the workplace, as well as keep up with their wives who may be receiving cosmetic treatments.

If you are located in the Chicago area and are interested in Botox treatments to smooth unwanted wrinkles, contact CDAM today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced medical and cosmetic dermatologists.