Botox has come a long way since its infancy. Yes, it’s been the subject of many jokes, owed mainly to the growing pains that any basic procedure faces in its early stages.
Now, Botox is all grown up. The simple procedure is a safe, effective way to combat the effects of aging. But do you know the real Botox? Here, we’ll take a look at a few of the most common myths.
Like many minimally invasive procedures, the pain associated with Botox injections is exaggerated. Botox is an injection that causes a slight pinching feeling for just a few seconds. It feels a lot like a mosquito bite, and is so mild that no anesthetic is even necessary.
Again, a Botox injection is a slight injection, so it leaves no more bruising than would simple blood work drawn at a routine check-up at the doctor.
It freezes my facial muscles
Botox relaxes the facial muscles which grow tired and strained from overuse as we age. The result is quite the opposite of “frozen.” By relaxing the muscles associated with crow’s feet and age lines, our expressions take center stage. Your smile and your shining eyes will be as expressive as ever.
Like medicine, Botox can be harmful only in extremely high doses. The minimal amounts of Botox used in the procedure are highly diluted and exceptionally safe.
Botox is stringently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and every last drop of Botox we use is manufactured in the U.S., and adheres to the guidelines set forth by the FDA. Since the procedure’s inception, it has been safely administered nearly 20 million times without a single case of long-term side effects.
I’ll have to do it forever
Maintenance is not required, and is entirely optional. Botox is simply so effective for its intended use that many choose some form of a maintenance schedule. Those who do often see reduced need for maintenance as time goes on.
It’s not affordable
Botox is about looking and feeling your best. Like an occasional day at the spa or a trip to the salon, the costs are minimal when compared to the results.
Botox has come a long way in the past 20 years. Today, it’s a simple, safe, affordable way to reverse the effects of aging and keep you looking as youthful and energetic as you feel. If you live in the Orlando, FL area, schedule an appointment with Dr Brian Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando to see if Botox is right for you.