At our practice in Longmont, CO BOTOX injections are the most-requested facial esthetic procedure. Dr. Amy Farmer, a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, offers Botox at her premier Longmont dental practice. Here, she shares the truth behind common myths and misconceptions about the injectable treatment.
Myth #1: Botox Is Toxic
Truth: Botox is an FDA-approved treatment made from a purified protein derived from botulinum toxin. While botulinum toxin is not safe, the protein that comes from it is. However, in order to ensure successful results, it is imperative that you undergo treatment with a medical professional who has specialized training in the use of Botox.
Myth #2: Botox Will Freeze My Face
Truth: This is a common concern among patients, however it is not true. Botox paralyzes the muscles in the treatment area, but this effect is temporary, and the result is a more relaxed and softer appearance.
Myth #3: Botox Is Addictive
Truth: There is no scientific evidence that shows Botox is addictive, nor does it contain addictive ingredients. However, thanks to the beautiful results from Botox, it is not uncommon for patients to seek additional treatments once the results of the initial treatment wear off. Repeated treatments are recommended in order to maintain the youthful results of Botox.
Myth #4: Botox Is All about Vanity
Truth: While it is true that many patients seek Botox to enhance their appearance, the injectable treatment has many other benefits. Botox can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions including migraines, excessive sweating, involuntary facial movements and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Dr. Farmer uses Botox to address both aesthetic and medical concerns. Some of Dr. Farmer’s patients request Botox to eliminate forehead creases, deep folds, crow’s feet and fine lines on the face while others seek to alleviate pain caused by muscle spasms that occur as a result of teeth and jaw problems (e.g., teeth clenching and grinding).
Learn More About Botox
Are you interested in learning more about Botox or the other facial aesthetic treatments Dr. Farmer offers? Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Farmer today and she will gladly discuss your options. Please call her Longmont office at (303) 776-1480.