Fact or Fiction? Botox Myths

Relax those wrinkles with Botox, one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the U.S. and at our Florida medical spa. Our patients love the natural-looking results they can achieve with this powerful neuromodulator. Botox is no secret at this point, but it is often misunderstood. Let’s sort through the fiction to find the facts about this powerful cosmetic injectable.

Your Face Will Look Frozen and Expressionless After Treatment

Surely, you’ve seen the jokes about Botox on movies and television. You know, the ones where a character can no longer smile or frown after an injectable treatment. While these jokes make for a good plotline, they are entirely untrue. Patients can still make normal facial expressions after Botox treatment. We only relax the specific facial muscles that are causing wrinkles.

To ensure you retain natural-looking expression after treatment, work with a skilled injector that regularly performs Botox injections.

Botox is Painful

Botox is administered via injection. You’ll receive a quick series of tiny pricks as part of your treatment. While you will feel a brief pinch, most patients find that the procedure is less painful than expected. The needle we use is tiny, and the injections happen quickly, so any discomfort should be minimal.

If you’re worried about discomfort, let us know. Topical numbing creams can be used to prepare the skin for injection and to alleviate most of the discomfort from this procedure.

Botox Can Smooth Any Wrinkle

Every time you laugh, smile, squint, or frown, your facial muscles contract. These contractions push and pull on the skin, eventually leading to creases and wrinkles. Botox works by relaxing the muscles responsible for expression wrinkles, allowing the skin to smooth and the wrinkles to fade.

Because of the way it works, Botox only works on expression wrinkles, also called dynamic wrinkles. Other lines and creases will need a different option, possibly a dermal filler. We can help you explore your choices and find the right treatment fit.

Only Women Get Botox

Wrinkles don’t discriminate. Men get them too, and Botox works well on both male and female patients. If you have wrinkles you want to smooth, we want to explore your options with you.

Results Are Permanent; Only One Treatment Is Needed

Botox is temporary. Your results will last between three and six months with each treatment. That said, we’ll help you schedule follow-up injections on a regular basis so you can maintain your refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

Results Are Instant

Botox results appear quickly, but don’t expect to see them immediately after your treatment. You’ll start to see early results after a few days. Redness and bruising can occur after your injections, so schedule your treatments a week or two before any big events.

Learn More!

Botox is one of our favorite treatment options for unwanted lines and wrinkles. We are delighted to offer Botox in Key West and the surrounding areas. Learn more or schedule your consultation by calling Keys Med Spa at (305) 587-9183.