5 Myths About Botox

January 26th, 2016

5-myths-about-botoxWith a cosmetic procedure as popular as Botox, you’re likely to see and hear a great many things about it in your daily life. The trick is learning to distinguish which things are fact and which are fiction. The Woodlands Botox patients trust Dr. Wesley T. Myers as an expert in the applications of this widely used treatment. Let’s see what he has to say about five common myths regarding Botox.

Common Misconceptions Dispelled

  1. Botox is only for after lines and wrinkles appear: while Botox absolutely can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after they’ve appeared, more and more, it’s also being used as a preventive treatment. Studies have shown that proactive use of Botox can not only help delay the appearance of age lines but also lessen their severity when they do appear.
  2. Your wrinkles will worsen if you stop Botox treatments: Botox works by paralyzing the muscles that contract, causing the appearance of lines in the target area. If you discontinue treatment, your muscles will simply regain mobility over time and the resulting lines return just as they were prior to beginning treatment – no worse.
  3. It’s never too early to begin getting Botox: despite the fact that preemptive use of Botox can do a great deal to help stave off the appearance of wrinkles, physicians tend to agree that application prior to the early twenties is of questionable benefit, as lines that remain after muscle movement ceases is very unlikely in younger individuals.
  4. Botox is only used to treat wrinkles: it’s true that Botox is most widely used in the treatment of lines and wrinkles, however it does have other less-known applications. Botox is also used in the treatment of migraine headaches for its ability to block nerve signals that are believed to cause them. It can also be used to suppress overactive sweat glands.
  5. Botox is only for women: Botox is more widely used by women, yes, but every year, more and more men are seeking Botox treatment to combat the signs of aging as well. Age lines can cause men to appear angry and unapproachable, causing issues in social and business situations alike.

When in Doubt Consult an Expert

When considering Botox or any other cosmetic procedure, don’t make the mistake of letting media hype and personal opinions influence your decision for or against. Only an expert is qualified to assess your unique situation and recommend treatment options. If you think Botox might be right for you but still have questions, call today and schedule a consultation. Dr. Myers will help you sort through the specifics of your needs and provide a solution you can be truly confident in.

Having doubts about Botox? The Woodlands expert Dr. Wesley T. Myers can answer all your questions. Call us today at 936.539.8115 for your consultation.