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2 Misconceptions You May Have About Getting Botox Injections

If you have noticed that your facial skin is starting to sag a little or that fine lines are forming around your eyes or mouth, you may be thinking about any available options to help regain a bit of your youthful appearance. While doing some research, you may have come across the suggestion that Botox injections could help.

However, you may have heard certain myths about this type of treatment, causing you to be leery of them. If so, below is the truth behind a couple of misconceptions that you may have about Botox treatments.

1.  You Need to Have Deep Lines and Wrinkles to Get the Injections

One misconception that you may have about Botox is that the injections are only for those with deep lines and wrinkles. Since you have fine lines, you may believe that they will not help you or that you will not be able to have the treatment.

However, since Botox works on the nerves of the muscles in your face to help tone them up, you do not need to have overtly noticeable wrinkles to benefit from it. In fact, if you start having the treatments while your wrinkles are shallow, they will help to maintain your appearance even as you age.

2.  Your Facial Features and Skin Will Look Fake

Another misconception you may have about Botox is that it will give your facial features and skin a fake appearance. Thanks to movies and television, you may have this image of a doctor filling up your face with a fluid to the point that it stretches, making it look like plastic.

However, the fluid in the injections does not fill up the area under your skin. The medicine works as an inhibitor on the muscles, allowing them to keep your face toned without making it too tight. Since the treatments are tailored to your body, the doctor will inject a medicine dosage that is appropriate for your needs.

Along with the above myths, you may also have other misconceptions about the treatments that you may have picked up from the media or even movies. If you would like to clear up any misinformation that you have heard and want to learn more about the treatment, speak with a physician who administers Botox injections so they can give you the correct information and discuss whether or not the treatment is right for you. Contact a medical professional for more information regarding Botox injections.