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Until recently, Botox was seen as a treatment that was only for the rich and famous. However, over the last decade or so, it’s become a very popular treatment that’s sought out by people from all walks of life.

Botox is used to treat wrinkles and helps to restore the natural youthful appearance of the skin. Although Botox has become more popular and more people are now aware of how Botox works, there are still a lot of myths surrounding it that many people believe to be true.

With this in mind, below are some of the most common myths about Botox.

1. Botox freezes your face

A very common myth regarding Botox is that it will freeze your face. Although it’s true that overuse can cause problems, freezing of facial muscles is only temporary and subsides in a matter of weeks in most cases.

2. Botox is a dangerous treatment

Some people believe Botox is a dangerous treatment and therefore avoid it. The truth is that of the many cosmetic treatments that are available, Botox is one of the safest. Providing you have the treatment performed by a trained and reputable surgeon, the chances of something going wrong are very low.

3. Botox is permanent

Although the effects of Botox do last for a good amount of time, they are not permanent. This is why patients are recommended to have regular treatments if they want to make sure that wrinkles don’t reappear.

4. Botox is expensive

Botox was certainly an expensive treatment when it was first made available but thanks to advancements in technology it’s now an affordable treatment for most people.

5. Botox is only for women

Although Botox is still more popular amongst women, it’s increasingly common for men to seek out the treatment. This isn’t that surprising when you consider that the men’s cosmetic industry overall has seen a huge spike over the last couple of decades.

Overall Botox provides an excellent solution for both men and women who want to keep their skin looking great and free of wrinkles. As you can see, some of the most common myths surrounding Botox are either not true at all or greatly exaggerated.

If you’d like more information about Botox or would like to book a session then get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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Dr. David S. Sax

Dr. David Sax is a board certified dermatologist in sarasota and an expert in Mohs surgery for skin cancer. He is dedicated to bringing you clinical excellence, highly personalized treatments, and accessible and efficient service. Whether you need treatment for a medical skin condition, or want to achieve a more youthful look with cosmetic or spa services, you’ll find state-of-the-art solutions right here.

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