4 Misconceptions About Botox

4 Misconceptions About Botox®­

When it comes to removing lines and wrinkles from our faces, there is one cosmetic injectable that gets more attention than the rest: Botox®. Botox® has been used for more than 20 years to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, along with other medical uses. However, with popularity often comes misconceptions, and Botox® is no exception. In today’s blog post from Nu Image Institute in Crystal Lake and Elgin, we are going to discuss some of the most commonly believed myths about Botox® cosmetic injectables. Read on to learn more.





Myth: Botox® Makes You Look Frozen or Emotionless

The misconception that Botox® can make your face look frozen or emotionless most likely comes from television. Although this cosmetic injectable has been the source of many funny episodes of popular sitcoms, the truth is, if you’re getting your Botox® injections done by a professional, it is incredibly unlikely to ever be an issue.





Myth: Botox® Isn’t Safe

Botox® is a neurotoxin cosmetic injectable. It’s made from a toxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum, which is the same toxin that causes botulism. However, utilizing Botox® as a cosmetic injectable is far different than ingesting the toxin. As long as you are working with an experienced and knowledgeable med spa, like Nu Image Institute, Botox® injectables are completely safe.





Myth: You Can’t Stop Having Botox® Injections

Many people are afraid to try Botox® cosmetic injectables because they are worried their wrinkles will get worse if they decide to stop having the injections, but this isn’t true. If you stop getting Botox® injections, your wrinkles will simply gradually return overtime as the injectable wears off.





Myth: Botox® and Dermal Fillers Are the Same Thing

Botox® and dermal fillers are both used as anti-aging injections; however, they work differently. Botox®, as we’ve discussed, is a neurotoxin, so it stops muscles from contracting. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, work by adding volume to specific areas of the face, often with hyaluronic acid. Your doctor or med spa association can help you determine whether Botox® or dermal fillers are the right treatment for you.


Schedule a Botox® Appointment Today

Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of Botox® and how it may be able to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles? Schedule an appointment today at Nu Image Institute at our Crystal Lake or Elgin location.

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