Have you ever considered getting Botox? If you answer no, we bet it’s because of all the negative misconceptions and myths surrounding this commonly practiced procedure. Botox, as with many other cosmetic procedures, comes with a wealth of myths and misconceptions that can deter people from branching out and trying a new procedure. Well, if you’ve ever considered getting Botox but changed you mind because of all the negativity surrounding the procedure, we’re here to put you at ease. At Primary Care El Paso, we offer Botox procedures to those looking to counter the side effects of aging. We’re also here to help you understand the misconceptions about this procedure.
Myth #1: You’ll Be in Pain for Days Afterwards
One of the biggest myths we see is how painful Botox is, and that the pain doesn’t go away for days after the procedure. This couldn’t be further from the truth. While you may feel some mild discomfort during the procedure, it isn’t too much to handle and will disappear rather quickly. We can also use a sort of numbing gel or ice to numb the area to minimize discomfort even more. Botox isn’t as painful as people make it seem.
Myth #2: Your Face Will Freeze
This is definitely an exaggeration. Botox helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by reducing muscle activity in problem areas on your face. This reduction in muscle activity may feel a bit different than usual but your face won’t be frozen or anything. This is just a common myth spread by fear and misunderstandings of the procedure.
Myth #3: Your Wrinkles Will Become Worse If You Stop Botox
People say this about a lot of things. Your hair will fall out more if you stop taking Biotin after taking it consistently for a while. Your teeth will yellow immediately after you switch toothpaste. None of these assertions are true. Your wrinkles will not get worse if you decide to stop taking Botox.
Myth #4: Botox is Only Used for Cosmetic Purposes
While cosmetic purposes are the reason Botox was created in the first place, Botox has also been used to treat issues like migraines. Because muscle activity is reduced, Botox has been found to help reduce chronic headaches and migraines. However, it’s not a cure or the only treatment option available. It’s just one thing your doctor may try when other things fail to do the trick.
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If debunking these myths have helped you to get over your hesitations about Botox, contact us today! We’re happy to help you take back your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Schedule an appointment with us today!