Botox® is one of the most famous cosmetic treatments, but that fame has a cost: there’s so much popular discussion about Botox that it’s shrouded in mystery and myth. The truth of the matter is that, no matter what you read about Botox in the tabloids, it’s a safe and effective injectable.

The injection team at Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center are experts in Botox and know the differences between fact and fiction. The following article will break down the most persistent myths about Botox.

Botox is Only for Aesthetics

One of the most important myths about Botox is that people only undergo this treatment for aesthetic purposes. The truth is, though, that people use Botox for many reasons.

In fact, doctors commonly prescribe Botox procedures for migraines, eyelid spasms, excessive sweating, and even bladder disorders. 

In addition, it’s important to remember that cosmetic motivations don’t happen only for “superficial” reasons. Anyone can choose to get Botox to feel more comfortable in their skin, which is an essential part of psychological health.

Botox is Unsafe

While some people maintain that Botox is unsafe, this simply is not true. Botox is FDA-approved and an extremely safe treatment; while Botox can have side effects, like many services, these side effects tend to be very mild, and if they are severe, they are often responsive to medical treatment.

Botox Requires a Long Recovery Process

While the stereotype of cosmetic work might suggest that you need to keep away from society for months after Botox, the truth is quite the opposite. In actuality, Botox is quite low-maintenance. All patients need to do after their appointment is keep an eye out for side effects and follow a few precautions. 

Other than that, patients can go about their everyday lives right after their injections!

Learn more about Botox

As a team that specializes in cosmetic services, Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center is available to answer any questions you might have about Botox or similar treatments.

To schedule a consultation at our office in Charlotte, North Carolina, call (704) 771-1747.

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