Myths and Facts About Botox® Every Woman Should Know

Over one million people in the U.S., many of them women, choose to get Botox® every year. Yet, there are still many misconceptions about this game-changing procedure. To separate fact from fiction, our team at Urological Associates has compiled this helpful guide to everything that you need to know about Botox — shattering one myth at a time.

Myth 1: Botox targets wrinkles 

While Botox does result in smooth, wrinkle-free skin, it doesn’t actually work by specifically targeting your wrinkles. Botox® is a prescription injectable that’s made out of botulinum toxin, a bacteria that temporarily paralyzes the muscles that it’s injected into. 

Botox works because when your muscles relax, the skin around them also relaxes, resulting in smooth skin, as well as reduced fine lines and wrinkles.     

Myth 2: Botox is just cosmetic

You may not know this but Botox was actually initially developed as a prescription drug in 1987. It wasn’t even used for cosmetic purposes until the year 2000. While it was originally made to treat crossed eyes, Botox has many other medical uses as well. 

You can use Botox to keep your underarms from excessively sweating, to prevent major migraines, and to treat your overactive bladder. Botox can actually keep your bladder muscle from contracting, which is also great if you have trouble with leaks and minor incontinence.   

Myth 3: Botox is dangerous

Botox is actually quite safe. It’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And you can rest assured that when injections are performed by a licensed professional like one of our providers, the treatment is very effective. 

Many people think that because Botox is derived from botulinum toxin, the bacteria that causes food poisoning, this means that it’s dangerous. In reality, however, the serum that we inject remains at the injection site. So, it’s specifically formulated and targeted to only affect the muscles that we choose. 

Myth 4: Botox will freeze your face 

These days, we can make your Botox injections look as natural as possible. After 20 years of cosmetic use, we know the right dosage and the proper injection points at which to administer your Botox injections. This guarantees that your cosmetic injections won’t look overdone or frozen. 

To learn more about Botox and whether or not it’s a good cosmetic or medical procedure for you, visit our website to schedule an appointment today. We’ll help you decide if it’s the right option to help you achieve your goals.

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