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Botox: Myths and Facts

For more than 20 years, Botox® has been approved by the FDA. While it has a variety of uses, it’s best known for its ability to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 85% of all of their members’ procedures were non-surgical aesthetic procedures like fillers and Botox. Requests for Botox treatments have surged, and treatments have increased by 50% in less than ten years.

At Professional Aesthetics and Wellness Center, in Vorhees, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Richard J. Dittrich, DO, FACOG specializes in Botox skin treatments. Here he helps break down some of the common myths and facts about popular treatment.

Myth # 1: Botox is dangerous

Fact: Since Botox is made from botulinum toxin Type A, many people fear that the injection of a toxin into your skin can create problems. Botox has been studied rigorously and has a long track record of safety. Given in meticulous doses under a trained doctor’s care, Botox safely blocks signals between your nerves and muscles.

Myth #2: Botox is only for wrinkles

Fact: While our team at Professional Aesthetics and Wellness Center only provide Botox for aesthetic purposes, the versatile drug is often successfully used for a range of medical conditions, such as:

Another common use of Botox is to help relieve pain associated with chronic migraines and headaches.

Myth #3: Botox injections hurt

Fact: The needles that we use here in our high-tech office are very thin, so they are well tolerated by most of our patients. You will feel some pressure and pinching, but we numb the area so that the discomfort is short-lived. 

Myth #4: Botox is permanent

Fact: While Botox offers incredible results, they’re not permanent. Before you even leave the office, your face will be more relaxed, and the improvements will continue for about three days until your wrinkles dissipate for up to four months. When the fine lines return, you can come back for another injection.

Myth #5: Botox requires some downtime

Fact: Nope! Botox injections are quick and take less than 10 minutes. Many of our patients come in before or after work or on their lunch break. You may be a bit red and slightly swollen after you receive the treatment, but it only lasts a couple of hours.

If you’re tired of your fine lines and wrinkles and want to rejuvenate your appearance, Botox is a great choice. To get started with a consultation, call the office closest to you.

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