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.