Myths and Facts About Botox

A lot has been said about Botox®. So is it any wonder that figuring out what’s true and what isn’t can be difficult with all of the information that’s available?

At Walker Family Care in Little River, South Carolina, we want to make sure that you’re fully informed about your health care. So we’ve compiled this helpful guide looking at some myths and facts about Botox.

Myth: Botox is a thing of the past 

The number of Botox injections is actually growing. In fact, according to data from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Botox injections have risen 22% since 2013 alone. What’s more, there’s also been a recent rise in interest among all injectables, including fillers, with 72% of facial plastic surgeons noting increasing appointments made for injectables by patients younger than 30. 

Fact: Botox treats migraines

Botox is the No. 1 prescribed brand for the treatment of chronic migraines. It prevents an average of 8-9 migraine days a month. Injections are convenient, usually taking about 15 minutes in an outpatient setting, every 12 weeks. So Botox injections can more easily fit into your busy schedule.

Myth: Botox will freeze your face

Botox works by enhancing the muscles in your face. It’s injected into specific muscles to prevent muscular pull that can result in fine lines and crow's feet. A “frozen” or “plastic” look is often the result of improper placement and dosing. Using a reputable clinic that you can trust, like our team here at Walker Family Care, is incredibly important. 

Myth: Botox is botulism and builds up in the body over time

Botox isn’t botulism, or food poisoning. Rather, Botox is made from a purified protein, called botulinum toxin, that’s FDA-approved as safe. It’s also a myth that Botox builds up in your body over time. In fact, it’s just the opposite: You need to keep up regular appointments to maintain the effects of Botox. 

Fact: Botox is safe

Botox has a long history when it comes to safety; in fact, over 100 years’ worth of research has gone into developing Botox. And it’s been FDA-approved for decades in the treatment of neurological disorders, for example, so its uses go beyond the cosmetic.

Start treatment with Botox today

If wrinkles and fine lines are having a negative impact on your appearance, safe, convenient Botox might just be the answer. After a Botox treatment at Walker Family Care, you can expect to see the benefits in just a few days. If you’re interested in learning more about Botox or would like to schedule an appointment, call us or book a spot right on our website today. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

How to Prepare for Your Annual Physical

Staying healthy means eating right, staying in shape, and getting plenty of rest. Another important part of staying healthy is getting your annual physical. Read on to find out what you should do to prepare for your physical.

Does Stress Cause High Blood Pressure?

Stress is often associated with high blood pressure, but the link between them isn’t well understood. Does stress cause high blood pressure, or does it just make getting it easier? Read on to find out more.

7 Diabetic Dos and Don'ts Over the Holidays

The holidays will be here sooner than you think. People will soon be preparing for big meals and family get-togethers. For people with diabetes, this means knowing what to avoid. Read on to find out more.

Myths and Facts About Botox

Botox is a popular choice for cosmetic and medical uses. Despite its widespread use, though, there are still many misconceptions about how it can affect the body. Read on to separate myths from fact.

Signs That Cut Requires Medical Care

Everybody has gotten a cut or scrape at some point in their life, either through playing outside or a household accident. Most are easy to treat, but when is a cut bad enough to need medical attention?