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BOTOX® Fact vs. Fiction

Woman after BOTOXBOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular injectable treatments on the market due to its ability to soften wrinkles and give the face a youthful boost. Millions of people — including the patients at Healing Springs Medical Spa — rely on BOTOX® to correct their top cosmetic concerns and enhance their confidence. At this point, the treatment is a household name.

Maybe that popularity is the reason why BOTOX® myths exist in the first place. Below, we separate fact from fiction to help you decide if BOTOX® is right for you.

Myth: BOTOX® Makes You Look “Frozen”

The concern that BOTOX® will make you look unnatural or take away your ability to show emotion is not without some merit. BOTOX® results are heavily influenced by the injector’s technique.  You need to go to a trained, experienced injector to get the beautiful results you desire.

At Healing Springs Medical Spa, Dr. James Paine, Jr. and his staff understand facial aesthetics. They know how to strategically administer BOTOX® to create a subtle, natural-looking outcome. By choosing our practice for your cosmetic injections, you can easily avoid the dreaded “frozen” look.

Fact: BOTOX® is Safe

BOTOX® is FDA-approved and backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies. When administered as directed by a qualified injector, BOTOX® is incredibly safe.

Millions of patients have received BOTOX® injections without experiencing any unwanted side effects. Dr. Paine will also discuss your relevant medical history and allergies to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment.

Myth: Only Women Get BOTOX®

Some people think that BOTOX® is just for women. But men also know that there are benefits to having smoother, younger-looking skin. BOTOX® can boost a man’s confidence and give him a competitive edge.

Guys who want to pursue cosmetic treatments face less of a stigma in today’s society. They can rely on popular options like BOTOX®, laser hair removal, and acne treatments to look and feel their best. In fact, the term “BROTOX” was created because men are taking advantage of wrinkle-relaxing injections.

Fact: BOTOX® is a Popular “Lunch Break Treatment”

Some cosmetic treatments are casually referred to as “lunchtime” or “lunch break” services. That nickname means that patients can easily squeeze these appointments in during the middle of their workday.

Even if you aren’t trying to visit our practice during lunch, you will appreciate the time-saving benefits of a BOTOX® treatment. The actual injection process can take as few as 10 minutes, though this varies depending on the treatment areas. There is minimal downtime associated with BOTOX® so you can return to your normal daily routine right away.

Myth: BOTOX is Only for Older Adults

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to wait until you’re in your 40’s before you start thinking about BOTOX®. The purpose of BOTOX® is to fade lines and wrinkles, which can begin to develop in your 20’s.

Collagen depletion, genetics, sun damage, and other factors can affect the timing of visible facial aging. When you begin to notice lines and wrinkles that you want to get rid of, talk to our team about BOTOX®. There is even evidence that BOTOX® can prevent future wrinkles from forming in the first place.

Schedule Your Beckley BOTOX® Consultation

If you’re interested in BOTOX®, schedule a complimentary consultation by calling 304-255-0330 or using the form on this page. Mountain State ENT & Aesthetic and Healing Springs Medical Spa proudly serve patients from Beckley and nearby areas of West Virginia.