Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, offering men and women a less permanent solution to wrinkles and signs of aging. But like any other procedure, there’s a lot of misinformation about Botox out there. We’re dispelling the rumors by debunking these common Botox myths.

Myth #1: Botox Makes You Look Fake

Comedies like to use Botox gags for cheap laughs, but the picture they paint is far from the truth. Botox relaxes the muscles at the injection site, which may smooth a furrowed brow, but still allows for a normal range of facial expressions.

Myth # 2: You Should Wait Until Lines Appear

Preventative Botox treatments have become more common in recent years. By getting Botox before lines and wrinkles begin to form, patients can get ahead of deep grooves to lessen the appearance of aging. You can even train your muscles not to make certain facial expressions that may create wrinkles as you age.

Myth #3: Anyone Can Inject Botox

Botox parties are popping up across the country, and many men and women are facing the consequences of their blasé attitudes toward these cosmetic procedures. Botox injections are a safe, well-tested nonsurgical solution, but they can lead to complications when performed by an untrained hand. Always research the facility and the physician before getting injectable fillers.

Myth #4: Botox Is Just for Women

male patient getting botox injectionIt’s becoming more acceptable for men to care about how they look, and a lot of guys are jumping on the opportunity. Botox injections can help men feel more confident at work, in relationships, and in their daily lives. And it’s not just for over-fifties. Men of all ages have experienced the boost in confidence of this nonsurgical cosmetic procedure.

Botox can smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, taking years off your appearance. To determine if Botox is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brantner at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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