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The Truth Behind 5 Common Botox® Myths

Are you thinking about Botox®, but worried about some things you’ve heard? There’s a lot of misinformation out there concerning Botox®. Today let’s clear up the myths and discover the truth behind this popular procedure.

Botox® Myth #1- I’m Too Busy for Botox®

If you have a lunch break, you have time for Botox®. Your Botox® treatment should take less than 20 minutes, start to finish. We often have patients come in on their lunch and head right back to work after treatment. Botox® requires no downtime after treatment.

Botox® Myth #2- Botox® Is Only for Women

Think Botox® is only for women? Think again. Our male patients love Botox® too. Last year more than 428,000 Botox® procedures were performed on men in the U.S., which is 6% of all Botox® treatments. Men often use Botox® to relax muscles that cause wrinkles like crow’s feet and forehead creases. Botox® may be able to help you retain your youthful looks and be more competitive in the job market.

Botox® Myth #3- You Can’t Make Normal Facial Expressions After Botox®

Laugh, cry, or smile, with Botox® you’ll be able to make all normal facial expressions. Dr. Sajjadian is a highly skilled injector and is well known across Orange County for his natural looking Botox® results. When done properly, no one should be able to tell that you’ve had Botox®. You’ll look younger and more rejuvenated, but not frozen or overdone.

Botox® Myth #4- Botox® Is Very Painful

Botox® is administered through a series of small injections. Many first-time Botox® patients worry the injections will be painful. The needle we use is very small and the injections are over quickly. Many patients are pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the procedure actually is. If you’re worried about pain, we can use a topical anesthetic, but most patients don’t need it.

Botox® Myth #5- Botox® Treats All Wrinkles

Botox® works by temporarily relaxing muscles that cause wrinkles. It is an excellent option for lines and wrinkles around the eyes and around the lips. It doesn’t work well on all wrinkles, only those caused by muscle movement. For other wrinkles Dr. Sajjadian may recommend a different treatment option like a dermal filler.

Now that you know the truth about Botox®, give us a call and schedule your first treatment. Look younger without downtime!