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Common Misconceptions About Botox

Posted by Medical Spa Marketing on 05/30/17



While most people have heard the term “Botox,” many consumers still carry common, negative misconceptions about the treatment. Botox has risen quickly to become one of the most popular anti-aging treatments around, but these incorrect assumptions can scare away many people.

Botox Makes Your Face Unmovable

The procedure is done in just a few minutes, and after treatment your facial muscles may be slightly still; however, your face will not be completely frozen. You’ll still be able to go on with your day-to-day activities immediately following treatment. Some very minor bruising may occur, but these can be covered with make-up. Within a few days, your full facial movement will be back to normal and you can enjoy the many benefits of your treatment

Results Are Forever

The average Botox treatment will last for 3-4 months, depending on where you receive treatment. If you find you’re unsatisfied with your treatment, the effects will wear off. If you love your treatment, the Medical Spa doctors are happy to continue your treatments. The more Botox treatments you receive the more effective the results are.


Only Older Women Get Botox

Any adult can get Botox, and it’s a common treatment for both men and women. Even adults in their early 20’s are getting Botox as a preventative measure, even if lines and wrinkles haven’t set in yet.

Anti-Wrinkle Creams Are As Effective as Botox

Lotions and creams do not remove wrinkles and fine lines, and cannot be absorbed by the deep layers of the skin. These treatments only work on the upper layers of the skin, and are thus extremely temporary.

Despite these claims, Botox is the only FDA-approved treatment which improves severe frown lines and crows feet in adults.

Botox is Dangerous 

The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge only offers safe and effective treatments for our patients. Our qualified doctors are experienced and trained to perform proper treatments with minimal side effects. 

Botox treatments are performed with tiny micro-needles and a very small amount of Botox is injected into several locations on the face. Because of the small size of the needle, any discomfort during the procedure is minimal, often similar to a mosquito bite.

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