Misconceptions About Botox

Some Common Misconceptions About Botox

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Beauty Expert Donna Fay breaks down some common misconceptions about Botox.

Botox Is Not Safe

This is the most common myth about Botox. The fact is that the FDA approved Botox and the administration of it by a professional back in 2002. Approved for its use of wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, and its use to treat medical conditions. The FDA has continued to keep a close eye on the use of Botox, and has given it a stamp of approval for many years. Botox is, indeed, safe.

Cosmetic procedures such as botox are becoming increasingly popular among men

This is a fact. More and more men are seeking cosmetic surgery. According to a 2005 survey the top five most popular procedures among men are Botox, hair transplantation/restoration, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and liposuction, in that particular order. There is a continuing rise of men getting procedures like this, and a recent Consumer Survey conducted shows that 12% of men plan to have cosmetic surgery at some point in the future.

Botox Is made from food poisoning

This is also a myth. It’s a common misconception given the derivative of the product. Botox is made from a purified protein that’s from the toxin Botulism. This is completely purified and safe for the body.

Botox can cause droopy eyelids

This is a myth. If your treatment is administered properly, the risk of suffering from droopy eyelids is quite low. In fact, it’s lower than 2%. With any potential side effect, the condition is temporary and should correct itself within the first few weeks.

Botox will leave you expressionless by freezing facial muscles

This is a myth. Too much Botox will cause you to lose control of the muscles in your face. That is why there needs to be a balance between the facial muscles. This balance is maintained by injecting small doses into specific muscles. This will cause a natural softening of unwanted lines and wrinkles without compromising your facial expressions.

A cosmetic surgeon developed botox

This is actually a fact. A cosmetic surgeon developed Botox, and in this case it was an ophthalmologist.

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