Myths and Facts About Botox

Forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet aren’t just caused by aging. In fact, even foregoing your sunglasses and squinting too much can contribute to the development of crow’s feet. Forehead wrinkles and eyebrow furrows can make you appear grumpy or worried -- even if you’re not. No matter what caused your wrinkles, it’s only natural to wonder about your options for erasing those pesky lines.

At Radiance Wellness MediSpa, Dr. Carrie Morris and the rest of our team understand how wrinkles and fine lines can impact your self-confidence. Despite being the number one requested nonsurgical aesthetic procedure in the United States, we also understand that there are a lot of rumors circulating in regards to Botox.

Read on to unpack the Botox myths and discover what this injectable can do for your appearance and your self-confidence.

Myth #1: My face will look frozen

Botox is classified as a neurotoxin, which means each injection gently relaxes -- not freezes -- your muscles. When Botox is administered by one of our skilled providers, you still retain the ability to express all of your emotions. 

A proper consultation with a member of our team is vital to receiving natural-looking results. During your consultation, we examine your dynamic muscle movements (i.e. the types of muscle movements that can lead to dynamic wrinkles), and this provides the basis for determining how many Botox units you need. This ensures that you receive just the right amount to help you reach your specific goals.

Myth #2: Botox injections will hurt

You’ve probably heard the phrase “beauty is pain,” but thankfully, that’s not the case when it comes to Botox. When compared to other aesthetic procedures (including surgery), Botox is one of the least uncomfortable procedures. 

While most patients describe the injections as a “slight pinch,” you can always request a topical anesthetic cream.

Myth #3: Botox injections are toxic

It’s no secret that Botox Cosmetic is derived from botulinum toxin, but it’s important to remember that Botox is considered safe. In fact, Botox has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic uses since 2002. Even a recent 2019 study published in Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology continues to find Botox both safe and effective when administered by a skilled professional. 

Myth #4: I’m too young for Botox

Botox is approved by the FDA for healthy adults aged 18-65. What this means is that there is not one “perfect” age to receive Botox. If you have dynamic wrinkles that bother you, even if you’re in your late twenties, give us a call and we can discuss your concerns. 

Myth #5: Botox is only good for smoothing out forehead wrinkles

At Radiance Wellness MediSpa, Dr. Morris uses Botox for a variety of indications including:

This is just a small sample of how Botox can turn back the hands of time and enhance your appearance.

If you want to experience the benefits of Botox (or explore other medical spa treatments),  it’s essential to work with an experienced professional. At Radiance Wellness MediSpa, Dr. Morris and our team of professionals are ready to create a custom treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Book an appointment at any of our convenient Texas locations in Southlake, Granbury, and Arlington by calling your desired location or clicking on our easy-to-use online booking tool.

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