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The Myths of BOTOX: Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care

BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into your facial muscles to improve lines and wrinkles. Though it’s most popular for cosmetic purposes, it can also be used to treat excessive sweating, scarring and other medical conditions.

When most people hear the word BOTOX, they’re somewhat familiar with what it is. Chances are they’ve also heard some rumors, either about the injection itself or its results. If concerns about these rumors have kept you from pursuing BOTOX, don’t worry—the specialists at Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care are here to clear up a few of the most common myths about BOTOX and answer any questions you may have!

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Myth: BOTOX is not good for your health.

We understand that the thought of BOTOX or any other injectable procedure can be intimidating, but when you know the facts, it doesn’t have to be! BOTOX has been used for years, becoming FDA-approved for medical conditions in 1989 and later receiving approval for cosmetic purposes in 2002.

There are potential side effects with any medication, treatment or procedure, but if you’re at all concerned you should speak with a professional! Going to someone you trust and feel comfortable with is key. We specialize in administering BOTOX, helping patients in Palo Alto look and feel younger—and our skin care specialists would love to answer any questions you may have.

Myth: BOTOX will give me a “frozen face.”

Contrary to popular belief and jokes circling the internet, you will not actually have trouble making normal facial expressions. BOTOX is injected at the site of the lines and wrinkles and does not affecting any other surrounding muscles. The only noticeable difference in your face will be a younger, renewed appearance!


Myth: You don’t need BOTOX until lines and wrinkles appear.

False. BOTOX can be used for preventative purposes, stopping the signs of aging in their tracks—no matter your age! If you wait until you’re older, attaining the appearance you want could actually be more difficult. The more severe your wrinkles and other signs of aging are, the more treatments it will take to see results. It’s okay to start early! To learn more about why people are getting BOTOX at a younger age, check out this blog.

Myth: BOTOX is only for women.

Men age too and are equally prone to lines and wrinkles. While it may be less common for men to choose BOTOX compared to women, the numbers are increasing! Men are beginning to realize that BOTOX and other treatment options are not limited to women—and there’s no shame in wanting to improve your appearance.

Looking for BOTOX in Palo Alto?

We hope we’ve cleared up the rumors and myths you’ve heard about BOTOX, but if you still have questions, feel free to contact us! If you’re interested in reducing lines and wrinkles or renewing your appearance in any way, we offer several anti-aging procedures and injectable treatments at Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care. Call our office at 650.565.8683 and ‘Like’ us on Facebook for special offers and updates! 

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