Botox has been around forever, because it is one of the most effective and safest treatments for wrinkles and aging. 

Yet, despite years of successful results, misconceptions about Botox are common. You may have heard some of these yourself, which may have you wondering about their authenticity. 

But don’t worry; we have you covered. Here, the health professionals at Limelight Laser and Medical Spa break down the most common myths regarding Botox and the truth behind them. 

Read on to learn more. 


Myth 1: They Hurt 

You don’t need us to tell you, but no one likes needles. And just the thought of them can be off-putting for most people, given their association with pain and discomfort. 

But luckily, Botox injections use very thin needles. So thin, in fact, that you will not feel any pain. At most, you may feel a slight pinch during the process, but this is short-lived, lasting only a few seconds. 

And with time, your body will adapt; so any subsequent injection will be free from any discomfort.  

In other words, Botox injections do NOT hurt. 


Myth 2: Botox Leads to Loss of Facial Expression 

Botox is a neurochemical that works by relaxing the muscles of facial expression. This is what reduces the fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a smooth appearance. 

However, many (wrongly) believe that Botox will prevent you from controlling your facial expressions, leaving you with a ‘frozen face.’ This is simply not true. 

In reality, at appropriate dosages, the procedure only partially reduces the tone of your facial muscles- without relaxing them completely. So you remain in complete control of your expressions, minus the wrinkles, of course. 

Using higher than recommended doses, though, can be troublesome. So if you want to avoid the dreaded frozen face, only get your injections from trained and qualified professionals – such as those here at Limelight Laser and Medical Spa.


Myth 3: Botox and Dermal Fillers Are Only For Women 

While cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers are more common among women. It does not mean that they are reserved exclusively for them. Dermal fillers and Botox for men do exist.  

In fact, Botox is not reserved for any specific demographic. So whether you are young or old, male or female, or anything else, Botox will work for you. And the sooner you get started the better, because we all know prevention is better than cure.


Myth 4: Botox Treatments Are Unsafe 

Botox is often labeled a neurotoxin, because it is one. And toxins are dangerous, right? WRONG!

The Botox toxin used in treatments is a purified form of what is found in nature. In other words, it is stripped clean of its toxic properties leaving behind an anti-aging serum. 

On top of that, Botox injections are FDA-approved. So in the hands of trained professionals, they are completely safe. 

At most, the side effects you may experience are minimal tenderness, redness, or bruising. These only last for a few seconds and go away on their own. There is no downtime- no anesthesia or prolonged hospital admissions- so you can get back to your daily routine immediately!


Myth 5: Botox and Dermal Fillers Are the Same

Let’s get straight to the point, Botox and dermal fillers are not the same. While Botox is a chemical compound, dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin.  

Even though both Botox and dermal fillers can treat wrinkles, they differ in the type of wrinkles they address. In general, Botox is the preferred choice for dynamic wrinkles- which are only visible when you move your face or make a facial expression. 

On the other hand, dermal fillers are the better choice for static wrinkles. These are wrinkles that are visible even if your face is relaxed. 


Iron Out Those Wrinkles Today!

It’s time to fight back against wrinkles and fine lines to take back control of your face. Luckily with Botox and dermal fillers, it’s never been easier. 

Call (513) 774-2043 or visit our website to book your procedure today!