People have been searching for the fountain of youth for centuries. Of course, we know it really doesn’t exist, but when Botox first came on the scene, it was touted by many as just that. At the same time there were scores of people who frightened many away with horrid stories of what could happen. After decades of successful Botox applications, there are still many who are fearful. If you are one of them, here are a few facts for debunking your worst fears about Botox.
You Still Think Botox Is Not Safe
Facts: Botox is used for both cosmetic AND therapeutic applications. Approval from the FDA does not come easily, yet it has been approved safe and effective for a number of issues. Beside wrinkles, it can help with migraine headaches, bladder problems, excessive sweating, and many other things.
Any drug can be dangerous if not in the hands of a trained professional who knows how to inject and the proper dosage. Before having Botox injections, be sure you are going to a licensed board certified professional. 20 years of safe use is proof that Botox is safe.
Facts: You may experience some brief discomfort when injected, but no one will tell you it hurts so much they stop doing it. An instant pinch is how most describe an injection. The needles are extremely thin and any discomfort only lasts for seconds.
Botox Will Freeze My Face
Fact: This is a common myth that needs debunking. As long as Botox is injected by trained professionals like Dr. Wendy Gottlieb, you will see natural results that will give you a refreshed and healthy look, and without a frozen face.
Botox Is Irreversible
Facts: Not true. Some fear that if they don’t like the results, they are stuck with it for life. Botox results are not permanent and only have temporary effects. Most results will wear off within 3 to 6 months, and if desired, you will need additional injections to maintain the results.
People Will Immediately Know I Had Botox
Facts: There are no instantaneous improvements to your wrinkles and fine lines. It takes several days for the subtle relaxation of those lines to become noticeable. Some changes will be noticed after 3 to 5 days while the full effects show up after 7 to 10 days. By then those around you will think you had an extremely restful night of sleep, or will ask what new cosmetic you are using.
Contact Dr. Wendy Gottlieb if you have been considering Botox injections. We can give you all the facts!
As always, if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (703) 668-9499 or request an appointment online today!