Separating facts and myths about Botox

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Are BOTOX injections safe? Can botulinum toxin injections cause botulism or paralysis? These are common questions asked by people contemplating facial rejuvenation help with BOTOX. BOTOX is derived from a bacterium called clostridium botulinum, but small doses to cosmetically enhance your appearance are FDA-approved and quite safe. 


The ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, can redefine your beauty and give you a more youthful glow with BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is one of the most popular injectables used today to elevate a person’s appearance, and is administered to millions of women and men every year. BOTOX can diminish fine lines and wrinkles while boosting your self-esteem at the same time. Here are some essential facts about this preventive anti-aging treatment and what it can do for you.


Common BOTOX misconceptions

If you live in the Greater Dallas area and are considering BOTOX injections, it is time to separate fact from fiction. BOTOX can be used for a wide variety of medical reasons including migraine treatment, and it is a cosmetic powerhouse. If you are wondering about this life-changing injectable, here are some common BOTOX misconceptions and the truth behind them.


BOTOX is dangerous

BOTOX injections were first used to treat medical conditions and were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 to be used in small, concise doses. It has been used to treat eye spasms, overactive bladders, excessive sweating, and chronic migraines. In 2002, BOTOX was approved for cosmetic use to temporarily prevent muscle contractions that cause lines and wrinkles. Since then, millions of patients have used BOTOX injections to minimize lines or wrinkles and enjoy a softer appearance. 


BOTOX made my face "expressionless"

The quality of your BOTOX injections depend on the skill and expertise of your doctor or injector. The experienced and qualified professionals at ZO Skin Centre are knowledgeable in facial anatomy and highly trained on the proper placement of each BOTOX injection to give their patients the results they desire. Botulinum toxin relaxes the facial muscles that produce wrinkles at the point of injection. Generally, the target areas for BOTOX injections are forehead furrows, the "11" (vertical) lines between the eyebrows, and Crow’s feet around the eyes. It doesn’t affect other muscles involving facial expressions, so you should be able to display a wide range of emotions if your injector has done an excellent job.


BOTOX can get rid of every wrinkle

While BOTOX provides millions of patients with amazing results each year, it is mainly used to target dynamic wrinkles. Those wrinkles or fine lines develop with each movement our face makes. BOTOX can help by relaxing those muscles, which is why it is generally used for the upper portion of the face (around the eyes, brow, or forehead). Static wrinkles are in a different category and develop due to sun damage or age. They are not related to facial expressions or movement; therefore, static lines won’t respond to BOTOX injections. That is where BOTOX and dermal fillers are the perfect cosmetic duo for overall facial rejuvenation.


BOTOX injections are painful and addictive

If you are worried that BOTOX injections are painful, don’t be. Most patients report mild discomfort that feels like being pinched. The BOTOX injection needle is very thin, as it injects a tiny amount of liquid. The number of injections varies by person and target area, but the slight pinching sensation only lasts a few seconds. Most BOTOX recipients would agree that the results from BOTOX are worth the mild discomfort. 

As far as being addictive, there are no ingredients in BOTOX that would cause addiction. For medical reasons, people depend on BOTOX injections for temporary relief of their symptoms. For cosmetic purposes, BOTOX can reduce the appearance of dynamic lines and give patients a younger, more relaxed look. With a qualified injector, most patients get 4 – 6 months out of each treatment. People come back for more BOTOX injections because they love the results. 


BOTOX has been used for years to improve the cosmetic appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. BOTOX is a neurotoxin that causes facial muscles to relax temporarily, which can make a person’s complexion look smooth and their overall appearance look renewed. BOTOX injections can tackle signs of aging in the brow area, forehead, and around the eyes. More men have taken notice of the fantastic results that BOTOX can provide and are joining the masses to make BOTOX treatments part of their routine. 


Schedule your consultation at ZO Skin Centre today

Redefine the way you look with help from the professionals at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX. Their experienced team of board-certified physicians and nurse injectors can give you the outstanding results you desire. Each BOTOX injection will be customized according to what each patient needs. Afterward, your skin will have a smoother appearance and dynamic lines will be softened. The experts at ZO Skin Centre can also combine injectable fillers with your BOTOX treatment, or offer other noninvasive options to help you feel and look younger. If you are interested in cosmetic BOTOX injections, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our experts today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.