One of the many treatments we offer here at Jessica Ellam Aesthetics is Botox, which is commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Although Botox and similar treatments have been in use for decades now, there is still a great deal of misinformation about the treatment.
In this article, our team will do our best to correct some of the most common myths about Botox so you can make an informed decision about whether this treatment is right for you.
- Myth: Botox is unsafe because the “tox” stands for “toxic”! While it’s true the name Botox comes from the botulinum toxin it is based on, it’s important to remember that what makes something toxic is the dosage. Things like vitamin C or water, which are usually considered to be good for you, can be toxic if you consume too much at once. Similarly, the amounts of botulinum toxin in Botox injections are far below the danger threshold, so the treatment is safe to use.
- Myth: Botox freezes your face. Botox treatments actually cause facial muscles to relax, not freeze up. However, we understand your concerns about the treatments causing your face to look unnatural. You can count on our experienced staff members to apply the right amount of Botox in the optimal areas to achieve the results you want, leaving your face looking younger but not less expressive.
- Myth: Botox hurts. In our experience, many people hesitate to get Botox treatments because they don’t like injections. We want to assure you that our team does everything possible to minimize pain and discomfort during Botox treatments. For example, we can apply a topical anesthetic before we begin the injections. Most of our clients feel nothing more than a slight pinch during the process.