BOTOX has been around for decades, but myths continue to circulate about this age-defying treatment. This has led to misconceptions about the benefits, injection process, and side effects of BOTOX.
BOTOX is sometimes – and mistakenly – associated with frozen expressions, surprised eyebrows, and static foreheads. Here's a secret: That's an old-school way of thinking.
Technological advances have made BOTOX one of the most successful beauty treatments on the market. The injections are safe, complications are exceedingly rare, and the process takes only a few minutes. For these reasons, at least 6 million people underwent this non-invasive procedure in 2014.
If you are struggling with crow’s feet, frown lines or other signs of aging, contact Evolve Medical Associates. A BOTOX doctor in Charlotte will personalize your procedure to ensure the results look natural. Call 704-935-5745 to schedule a consultation.
Read on to learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic:
- BOTOX has been around for years.
You've probably heard about it, but do you know exactly what it is? BOTOX's active ingredient is called Botulinum Toxin Type A.
That might sound a bit frightening, but BOTOX only contains proteins derived from the Botulism germ. Doctors have used these proteins for medicinal purposes since the 1960s.
These chemical compounds block signals between nerves and muscles. The result: The muscles can't contract so they relax and soften. This can lower the visibility of creases in the skin, or make them entirely undetectable. According to WebMD, BOTOX is most commonly used on crow's feet, forehead lines and frown lines.
- BOTOX is not dangerous.
Don't let the word “toxin” fool you; BOTOX is one of the safest anti-aging treatments on the market. In fact, more than 4,000 research papers testify to its safety. There has never been a single fatality associated with BOTOX injections.
- BOTOX injections are quick.
Practitioners inject BOTOX into the skin or muscle using a fine needle. This process does not require an incision, so it is quick and does not cause scarring.
Before the procedure, your doctor may numb the target area using topical anesthesia, ice, or even vibration anesthesia. As MayoClinic explains, he or she will then use a thin needle to inject trace amounts of BOTOX into your muscles or skin. The number of injections depends on several factors – principally, the size of the treatment area.
- The results last.
It's a common misconception that the effects of BOTOX only last a few days. In many cases, patients enjoy the perks of youthful, rejuvenated skin for up to three months. Once the wrinkles and lines begin to reappear, they often are less noticeable because the muscles have been trained to relax.
- BOTOX can treat migraines.
A tense muscle can lead to a bad day for your head. If you suffer from persistent migraines, BOTOX may help.
At Evolve, BOTOX injections are just one of the many treatments offered in our state-of-the-art facility. Our doctors use cutting-edge medical technology to help clients rediscover their youth. Call 704-935-5745 to schedule a consultation.