Common Botox Myths

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Common Botox Myths

After you visit us here at Smooth Energy, a NYC cosmedical spa, you’ll find that your skin will be more than just smooth. It will radiate your true, natural beauty. Our mission is to give you synergistic services tailored to fit your individual skin care needs. There’s a lot of information out there on Botox. If you’re considering Botox for cosmetic or medical reasons, you may be wondering what information is true and what’s not. Today we’re debunking some of those crazy myths to set the record straight.

1. Botox isn’t safe and can be dangerous. False! Botox was first approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat certain medical conditions and then approved for cosmetic uses in 2002. Since then, millions have used Botox for both medical and cosmetic purposes. Remember, Botox is of course safest when in the hands of a professional.

2. Botox can give me a “frozen” or expressionless face. False! Botox releases winkles at the injection site.  These injection points are around deep lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and smile lines. Botox does not affect other muscles involved in overall facial expressions.

3. Botox only works for facial lines and wrinkles. False! Botox was actually originally approved for a medical condition involving the eyes. Doctors discovered its potential cosmetic use while treating these patients. Since then, Botox has received approval for strabismus, eyelid muscle spasms, chronic migraine, cervical dystonia, overactive bladder, excessive underarm sweating, and upper limb spasticity.

4. Botox injections hurt. False! The needles are very fine (thin) and inject a tiny amount of liquid. This means you should only feel a slight pinch during an injection.

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