June 3, 2023
If you want to look as young as possible for as long as possible, you have probably at least considered the possibility of getting BOTOX. Still, you might hesitate after hearing some unpleasant things about the treatment. Should you believe the rumors? This blog post is designed to clear things up so you can make a well-informed decision about whether you want to move ahead with the injections. Do not believe these myths about BOTOX!
Myth #1: BOTOX Injections Are Painful
The needles used in BOTOX injections are small, and most practitioners administer a local anesthetic prior to the injections. Therefore, you may feel nothing more than a slight pinch. Some patients experience mild soreness, bruising, and swelling in the days after their appointment, but such side effects tend to wear off quickly.
Myth #2: BOTOX Is Dangerous
Technically, one of the most important ingredients in BOTOX injections is a toxin, but it is administered in extremely small doses. Plus, if you partner with a practitioner who knows what they are doing, there is little to no risk that something will go wrong with your treatment.
Myth #3: BOTOX Will Make Your Face Look Frozen
BOTOX relaxes certain muscles in your face, which limits their movement and greatly reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Some people are under the impression that because BOTOX inhibits muscle movements, it can make a person’s face look frozen or fake. That is not true. When BOTOX is properly administered, patients retain their ability to make a full range of facial expressions. Its results can look incredibly natural.
Myth #4: BOTOX Makes Wrinkles Worse
Some people are under the mistaken impression that once you stop using BOTOX, your wrinkles will end up looking even more noticeable than they were before you started treatment. There is no truth to that belief. If you choose to stop getting BOTOX, your face will gradually go back to looking the way it did before your first set of injections. Thereafter, your body’s natural aging process — not a lack of BOTOX — will gradually worsen your wrinkles.
Myth #5: BOTOX Is Addictive
A number of patients choose to get repeated BOTOX injections over the course of many years. However, that is not because there is anything addictive about the treatment. Rather, patients choose to keep coming back because BOTOX makes them look good and feel good.
BOTOX is a remarkable treatment, but it is shrouded in myths. Be sure to gather accurate information so you can determine if it is something you want to pursue.
Meet the Practice
Dr. Kinnari Jariwala is an experienced dentist in Albuquerque who proudly offers TMJ therapy, dental sleep solutions, and aesthetic treatments — including BOTOX. Her extensive knowledge of human facial anatomy makes her especially qualified to administer injections in a precise and effective manner. If you are interested in turning back the clock on your appearance, our team will be happy to answer your questions. Contact our office at 505-433-2107.
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