11 Myths about Botox Cosmetics
Myth #1: BOTOX® Cosmetic isn’t for men.
Fact: Men constitute nearly 8% of all BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, and that number has grown considerably in the last five years.
Myth #2: BOTOX® Cosmetic is a filler.
Fact: Unlike fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic doesn’t fill in facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the muscles underneath the skin that cause the frown lines between the brows.
Myth #3: There are creams that are better than BOTOX® Cosmetic .
There is no clinical evidence that supports that topical creams work better than BOTOX® Cosmetic . Topical creams work well on the surface of the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic works below the surface of the skin to relax the muscles that cause frown lines to form.
Myth #4: BOTOX® Cosmetic is too expensive.
Fact: The cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically ranges between $200 to $300 to treat the “11”.
Myth #5: BOTOX® Cosmetic is only for vain people.
Fact: Based on the ASAPS survey, most respondents were hard-working mothers.
Myth #6: BOTOX® Cosmetic builds up in the body over time.
Fact: No. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not accumulate in the body.
Myth #7: It is difficult to confirm whether I am receiving authentic BOTOX® Cosmetic .
Fact: BOTOX® Cosmetic has an easy-to-see hologram that confirms it is the authentic Allergan product.
Myth #8: BOTOX® Cosmetic will leave you with a frozen face, or will give you an unnatural “startled” look.
Fact: BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive procedure. When administered by an experienced Danik Aesthetician, you should not lose the ability to show expression.
Myth #9: BOTOX® Cosmetic is not needed if you have had plastic surgery.
Fact: Even after surgery, strong frown muscles can still be active in forming the “11.”
Myth #10: If I stop using BOTOX® Cosmetic , my face will look different than before.
Fact: The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic can last up to 4 months. When the drug wears off, your face will return to its pretreatment condition. Many people choose to continue regular treatments (typically 2 to 3 times per year).
Myth #11: BOTOX® Cosmetic is not safe; it’s too new; not enough is known about it.
Fact: BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used therapeutically for over 16 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries. The same formulation with dosing specific to moderate to severe glabellar lines was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2002 as BOTOX® Cosmetic.