Myths and Facts About Botox Everyone Should Know

Botox® once was only used among celebrities and A-list models to get smooth, picture-perfect skin. You probably thought you’d never inject your face with a needle when you first heard about Botox. But as wrinkles start to appear, getting smooth skin without going under the knife seems more and more appealing.

Botox is an FDA-approved procedure that erases wrinkles to give you a natural, younger-looking you. With over 7.4 million procedures performed in 2018, Botox has become the most popular minimally invasive treatment sought by men and women across the globe.

At Selah Medi Spa, located in Katy, Texas, we provide Botox to patients who want to shed years off their appearance with zero downtime. If you're new to the world of injectables, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. Here we debunk the myths and confirm some of the facts so you can decide if Botox is right for you.

Fact: It prevents new wrinkles

Aging, the sun, and repeated facial expressions all contribute to wrinkle formation. Every time you squint or frown, grooves are etched into your skin and become more noticeable as you age. Botox not only smoothens existing wrinkles but also prevents new wrinkles from forming. 

Undergoing a Botox procedure every few months in your forehead, crow’s feet, and smile lines keeps these wrinkle-causing muscles from moving. Practicing preventative Botox can save you money in the long run, since deep wrinkles are harder and much more costly to treat. 

Myth: Botox is painful

Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, is injected into certain facial muscles to prevent contraction and, ultimately, the appearance and formation of wrinkles. But how does getting a shot of Botox feel?

Fine, tiny needles are used in Botox procedures, so most patients experience only minor discomfort. Our skin care technicians are highly skilled with injectables and do everything they can to keep you comfortable during your procedure. 

The injection takes only about 10 minutes, and you can expect it to be less painful than a waxing treatment. We can apply a topical numbing cream to your skin to minimize discomfort.

Fact: More than cosmetic uses

Botox is a neuromodulator, meaning it stops specific nerves from interacting with chemical signals, primarily deterring muscle contraction. Although it is most known for its anti-aging properties, the muscle-relaxer can be used to address a variety of other medical concerns. Some include:

Always speak with your doctor first to decide if Botox can be used to help treat your medical condition. 

Myth: The results are immediate

The results of Botox are not immediate but gradually appear over the days following your treatment. You can expect to see changes four days after your appointment, with the maximum results revealed in about two weeks. Botox’s natural results are worth the wait and generally lasts three to four months.

Fact: It’s a ‘lunchtime procedure’

Botox is considered a “lunchtime procedure” because it has zero downtime and can easily be fit into your lunch break. Most patients experience no visible side effects so no one will even know you had a procedure done — unless you tell them.

The most common side effect is mild swelling, which can be minimized by applying an ice pack to the area and usually goes away within an hour. Although rare, bruising sometimes occurs but can easily be hidden by concealer.

Myth: It gives you a ‘frozen’ look

One of the most common misconceptions about Botox is that the results will give you an expressionless, “frozen” look. This only happens if improper dosing or injecting occurs as the result of going to an unskilled practitioner.

Our team of professionally trained injectors uses Botox with an artistic approach to give you beautiful, natural-looking results. They target specific facial muscles from constricting but still allow you to express a wide range of emotions. Many of your friends and co-workers have probably had a Botox procedure, but the results are so natural that you can’t even tell. 

Botox is a minimally invasive way to get a radiant, youthful appearance. Are you ready to turn back the clock and get smooth skin with long-lasting results? 

Call 281-201-5322 or book online to schedule your Botox appointment today.

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