Botox: Facts and Myths

Putting All the Botox Rumours to Rest

Botox is a popular treatment for those who want to keep their skin looking young and smooth. If you’ve ever spoken to someone about Botox, you’ve probably heard the usual snide comments – it’s painful, it leaves your skin frozen, and so on.

The truth is that there are many misconceptions floating around about Botox. It’s time to dismiss the false information and stigma that surrounds this treatment.

Read below to separate filler fact from flat-out fiction.

What is Botox?

Botox is actually a type of toxin, though it is safe to inject in the skin. It is made from the bacterium clostridium botulinium.

Botox is injected through small needles into the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Specifically, it blocks the nerves from sending signals to the muscles. As a result, the skin cannot contract to form wrinkles.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Similar to Botox, dermal fillers are injected into your skin to keep it looking fresh and young. Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a popular ingredient in many skincare products. It binds moisture and keeps the skin’s volume looking great.

If your skin has lost volume anywhere, dermal fillers provide an easy way to restore it.

Facts vs. Myths

MYTH: Botox is Only For Forehead Wrinkles

You may associate Botox and fillers with forehead wrinkles. It’s true that these treatments are popular for patients who wants to eliminate forehead wrinkles, but that’s not the only area it can be injected.

FACT: Botox is Used For a Variety of Areas On Your Skin

There are so many parts of your face where Botox can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. With Botox, you can target frown lines, eyebrows, lip corners, chin wrinkles, and plenty more.

MYTH: Botox Hurts

The fact that Botox is injected using needles scares a lot of patients. Have no fear, though.These needles are small and injected quickly – and the Botox itself doesn’t cause any pain.

FACT: Botox is Painless

You won’t have much to worry about. The needles themselves aren’t particularly sharp or large. Plus, you may numb your skin with a topic anesthetic cream before your treatment to limit pain even further. If you do experience any pain or discomfort, your clinician will be happy to assist you to ensure that your comfort is prioritized.

MYTH: Botox is Only For People 40 or Over

When it comes to Botox, age really is just a number. There is no such thing as being ‘too young’ for Botox – in fact, anyone who has wrinkles on their skin may choose this treatment.

FACT: Botox is For Patients at Any Age

Botox is becoming increasingly popular for younger patients who wants to eliminate or prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Gone are the days where ‘Botox’ is associated with patients of a particular age bracket.

MYTH: My Face Won’t Be Able to Move After Botox

This is one of the most commonly shared misconceptions about Botox. People who have never tried Botox often fear that it will ‘freeze’ their face. This is simply not how Botox works!

FACT: Botox Still Gives Your Face Motion

What Botox actually does is target areas of your skin to stop nerves from sending signals that form wrinkles. This won’t stop your skin from actually moving – it will only prevent the tightening that causes wrinkles. Rest assured, you’ll still have full control over facial movements.

MYTH: Botox is Bad For Your Skin

Since Botox is technically a toxin, many people fear that they will face health risks upon treatment. However, the toxin is safe for the small doses found in Botox injections.

FACT: Botox is Verified to Be Safe

As long as you’re receiving Botox from a trusted clinician, you have nothing to worry about. These treatments are tested and verified to be completely safe.

MYTH: Botox Isn’t Right For Me

We hear from plenty of patients that they’ve always wanted to try Botox, but they weren’t sure if it was ‘right’ for them. Don’t let your negative thoughts discourage you! If you’re curious about Botox, book an appointment and learn more about how you can transform your skin and give it a youthful glow instantly.

FACT: Botox is Worth a Try!

Our team of skin clinicians can help you address wrinkles or similar concerns with Botox and fillers! Meet with us to learn how you can benefit.


You’ve heard plenty of rumours here and there about Botox – it’s dangerous, it’s only for people of a certain age, and it won’t treat the wrinkles I want it to.

Ignore all the noise and consider the facts: Botox is safe, it’s perfect for patients of any age who want to eliminate wrinkles, and it can be used in a variety of areas.

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