Common Myths About Botox Cosmetic

Published on: January 29, 2016

Odds are, you’ve heard of Botox® Cosmetic, considering it’s the #1 selling product of it’s kind in the world. Plus, it’s one of the most widely studied and researched medical aesthetic products out there. With that being said, many myths still circulate.

Take a closer look at Botox® Cosmetic  as we address the most common Myths out there today:

It’s new and untested

Not true. In 2002, BOTOX® Cosmetic became the first FDA-approved product to temporarily improve moderate to severe frown lines. Here at Hotchandani Laser, Vein & Cosmetic Surgery, we’ve been performing Botox® Cosmetic treatments since it’s approval date back in 2002. Additionally in 2013, it gained FDA-approval to temporarily improve moderate to severe crow’s feet (laugh lines: lines around the eyes created by squinting).

It’ll take too much time out of my day

It takes 10-15 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery. You can return to your day as normal shortly following the procedure. Many have the treatment over the lunch hour.*

I’ll look like I had work done

Botox® subtly smoothes away lines created by squinting and frowning. The only expression you’ll lose is the unwanted creases caused by the overactive muscles. So you can express yourself, with confidence – without the creases and wrinkles.*

It’s only for women

Nope, think again – Men are interested! In clinical studies for frown lines and crow’s feet, 17.5% and about 12%, respectively, of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic were men. Additionally, there’s been an 84% increase in men’s Botox® Cosmetic treatments in the US within the last 5 years.

It’ll fill in the lines around my mouth

A very common assumption with Botox® Cosmetic is that it will fill in lines anywhere on the face. Botox ® Cosmetic works by temporally relaxing the muscle, meaning the muscles can no longer contract which results in the formation of lines and creases. Botox® Cosmetic is injected in frown lines between the brows, laughter lines (crows feet) around the eyes and off label in the forehead (horizontal forehead lines). A dermal filler, such as Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm Voluma® XC, are made up of Hyaluronic Acid, an acid found naturally in the body. They work by giving volume and filling out deeper creases and wrinkles instantly.*

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*Results and patient experience may vary.

Take a closer look and ask us about Botox® Cosmetic today!