FACT: While most commonly known as a wrinkle treatment, Botox® Cosmetic has been available in Canada for over 22 years for the effective treatment of a range of medical conditions. It has a well-established safety record and is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. It is reassuring to know an estimated 29 million treatment sessions have been performed worldwide for the past 20 years.
MYTH #2: Botox® Cosmetic will result in the loss of facial expression
FACT: Botox® is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced physician, the treatment is designed to produce more natural and relaxed appearance. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of facial expression remain active.
MYTH #3: Botox® Cosmetic is botulism (food poisoning)
FACT: It is not the same thing as botulism. It is a purified protein and a finished medical prescription product with a known and proven safety profile obtained through extensive research and testing.
MYTH #4: Botox® Cosmetic treatment is painful
FACT: A treatment is quick and simple. A very fine needed with small amount of liquid used so the pain associated with the injection is minimal.
MYTH #5: Injections can be given anywhere
FACT: Botox® is a technique-sensitive procedure. Make sure to visit a well-trained aesthetic-specialty physician for your treatment, and discuss the optimal results you wish to achieve.
FACT: The cost of Botox® varies depending on the amount of product needed to achieve optimal results and the areas of the face that are being treated. As an example BOTOX typically ranges from $300-$500 to treat the frown lines between the brows. Since the effects of the treatment can last up to 4 months, the cost is about $2-$4 per day.
MYTH# 7: There are creams that are better than Botox® Cosmetic
FACT: There is no scientific evidence that supports that creams work better. Creams only work well on the surface of the skin whereas Botox® works below the surface of the skin to relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to form.
MYTH #8: Botox® Cosmetic is a facial filler
FACT: Unlike facial fillers, Botox® doesn’t fill in facial lines or restore volume loss. It relaxes the muscles underneath the skin that cause the lines. Facial Fillers like Juvederm help to fill in facial lines and give back volume that is lost over time.
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