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Dispelling Botox® Myths

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What You Need To Know About Facial Rejuvenation

When new Ottawa Botox® patients come to my practice for a facial rejuvenation treatment, they often have preconceived ideas of what facial and lip Botox® can and cannot achieve for them.

While some are well-informed that Botox® is a safe, non-permanent treatment option to soften lines and wrinkles, others still fear Botox® and its association in the media with the unflattering “frozen” look.

Here are some common myths about one of the most popular cosmetic treatment and what the truth is:

Myth: Botox® Makes People Look Frozen or Stuck


The long-standing rumor that Botox® creates a facial appearance that many would call stuck or frozen is far from the truth. On the contrary, when injected in the right dosages and in the right areas, your lines and wrinkles should be softened, your overall facial expressions should be more refreshed, you should be more bright eyed, and your skin should have a greater glow because of the relaxed fine lines. Age, muscle bulk, facial anatomy, and dosing are all factors that your physician must take into consideration before doing a Botox treatment on you.

Myth: Botox® Can Treat All Facial Wrinkles


Although Botox® can be injected in both the upper and lower part of the face, it is mainly used to treat wrinkles in the upper third of the face (including the frown, forehead, and crow’s feet). Very small doses can be used to help with bunny lines on the sides of the nose, bar code lines on the top of the upper lip, and an orange peel look in the chin.

It can also be used to reshape the lower face by diminishing the bulk of the masseter muscles and transforming a masculine square jaw into a triangular feminine jaw.

When I meet with my patients before the treatment, I always assess their facial features and determine the best placement for them. Botox® is not designed to treat wrinkles on the cheeks, for example; there are fillers on the market that do just that, such as Juvederm®.

Myth: Botox® is Painful


Botox® treatments are quick, easy, and painless. The needles used for Botox® injections are so small and that there is no need for numbing cream even in the most sensitive patients.

Don’t let scary stories and myths dissuade you from this fantastic cosmetic treatment. Reduce the fine lines in your face with safe, effective, and comfortable Botox® treatment, and discover natural, refined beauty that lasts.

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