Botox has been an absolute game changer for many. Being able to safely and effectively address furrowing lines, creases, and wrinkles not only allows patients to look better but feel better as well. Over the years we heard many so-called ‘Botox truths’ that simply aren’t true at all. In this article we’ll be looking at the most common Botox myths and why they don’t hold up as facts.

Myth 1: Botox is for all ages

While Botox certainly isn’t strictly for more mature patients, there are patients who simply shouldn’t be getting Botox. Patients under the age of 18 may be too young for cosmetic Botox. Most under the age of 18 don’t have creases or wrinkles to address anyway however may be interseted in preventative Botox. We advise that patients wait until they are older to get any Botox injections. Many injectors may even advise against Botox for patients in their early 20s unless it’s being used for another medical condition.

Myth 2: Botox is just for wrinkles

Botox has come along way and the uses for it has become even more sophisticated. Botox can be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhydrosis (or excessive sweating) as well as severe migraines causing muscles pain and eye strain. Other conditions treated with Botox injections include incontinence and muscle tension.

Myth 3: Only women get Botox

Botox is very popular among female patients however the amount of male patients getting Botox increases significantly every year. Men care about their looks just as much as women do however Botox used on men should be used more conservatively and with different target areas so as not to make the male patient appear feminine. Male and female features differ greatly and a man whose treated by a professional injector will look equally masculine after the treatment, except more rested and rejuvenated.

The most important decision you will ever make about Botox is who you will allow to inject it. Your face is undeniably important and putting yourself in the hands of a conservative, well-trained, and experienced professional is vital. At Toronto’s Elements Spa, our medically-trained staff is led by board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar—an esteemed doctor who trains other in his craft due to his skill, artistry, and experience.

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