Botox is one of the most popular and widely used injectables used today. With something so popular, it is inevitable that myths, misconceptions, and false information would emerge about the product. The following are myths and facts about Botox injections:
Myth: Botox is toxic to your body.
This belief comes from the fact that Botox is a purified protein derived from the botulinum toxin, a serious form of food poisoning. The botulinum toxin lives in poorly preserved foods, including canned meats. This toxin primarily affects the central nervous system. Botox is the cosmetic form of this toxin and the concentration of the toxin is very low that it is incapable of spreading its effects outside the area of injection.
Myth: Botox will permanently distort your facial expressions.
Some people believe that faces injected with Botox are no longer capable of honest facial expressions. Distortion of facial expression is rare and is usually caused by an overdose or the drug injected in the wrong area. This rarely ever happens if the injection if performed by a qualified physician.
Myth: Botox injections are physically addictive.
There is nothing in the chemical properties of Botox that makes is physically addictive to the human body. It is possible that some people who enjoy the results of Botox injections may begin to desire more injections than they need. This is a psychological condition and can be compared to someone who is “addicted” to participating in extreme sports or risky activities.
Myth: You must be over the age of 30 to have Botox injections.
While it is not advisable for a teen to have Botox injections, people in their twenties do have wrinkles and frown lines. The results of fillers in younger people usually have a more natural appearance and regular use may even help to stave off wrinkles!
The best source to find information about Botox is a qualified physician. For a consultation, contact renowned facial plastic Dr. Rami K. Batniji of Newport Beach, California, today at (949) 650-8882.