Practitioners have been safely using Botox injections to treat signs of facial aging for decades now. However, that does not stop certain myths from proliferating about this popular injectable treatment. If you are considering undergoing Botox injection, you will need some factual information to help guide your decision.

Myth #1: Botox contains a dangerous toxin
Botox is created in a laboratory under extremely strict and controlled conditions. It contains a safe neurotoxin produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. This material is safely processed and injected to temporarily paralyze so-called "dynamic wrinkles." These are the type of wrinkles that are formed when you make certain facial expressions. Although you may not realize it, your body actually contains many different kinds of bacteria. Not all bacteria is harmful. In fact, your digestive system contains many different types of bacteria that help to process the food that you have eaten, support your immune system, and produce helpful neurotransmitters for your brain.

Myth #2: Botox can have unintended consequences elsewhere in the body
When Botox is injected, it remains at the site of injections. It does not travel systemically throughout the body. Instead, it stays locally and helps to reduce the activity of treated facial muscles.

Myth #3: Botox will make my face numb
Botox does not work by numbing your face. You will have full sensation in the area of treatment. The only difference will be that treated muscles will have reduced activity to help minimize dynamic wrinkles.

Myth #4: Botox only treats lines and wrinkles
Although Botox was initially approved for treating wrinkles, it has other applications. For example, at Nulook Medspa in Toronto, we use Botox for cosmetic and therapeutic reasons, such as using Botox to treat migraines and excessive sweating.

Myth #5: The results of Botox injections are permanent and irreversible.
False. You can expect some gradual return of muscle movement in about three months after your injections. This is a good time for follow-up injections if you wish to maintain your results.

In order to find the right answers to your questions book a free consultation today. The best way to know if a treatment is right for you is to visit us directly at Nulook Medspa, in Toronto, to be consulted with Dr. R. Mohan.