Joel Schlessinger MD discusses myths about BOTOX© with Yahoo Mujer
Common misconceptions about BOTOX© often scare people away from this safe and effective cosmetic procedure. To help shed light on some of these common myths, Joel Schlessinger MD discussed them with Yahoo Mujer for their article, “10 myths about BOTOX© you should stop believing.”
Joel Schlessinger MD explains that BOTOX© is completely safe and effective.
When performed by a certified cosmetic surgeon, this treatment is extremely effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX© works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles in the face. Because the muscles can no longer contract, the wrinkles that are caused by repetitive facial expressions relax and soften.
Botulinum toxin A is a naturally purified protein that is found in nature.
“It is absolutely safe in small, cosmetic doses and even in larger doses as are used in certain conditions such as migraine treatments or for excessive sweating,” explains Joel Schlessinger MD. “In fact, it would take over 325 vials to get to the point where it could possibly harm someone so it is extremely unlikely to cause issues when we are using less than a vial for wrinkles and other cosmetic concerns.”
The fear of pain and side effects may discourage some patients, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.
There are some persistent myths that BOTOX© is extremely painful. Joel Schlessinger MD notes that side effects are rare and after a treatment, patients can return to their regular activities. The injections are quick and done with cosmetic elegance so it really doesn’t hurt. In very few cases, a minor bruise may occur but these symptoms do not last long and are usually pinpoint.
The best way to learn about this procedure and whether or not it is right for you is to discuss it with a cosmetic surgeon. Many spas and salons offer BOTOX© or similar treatments but they may not be certified so it is important to speak to a professional.
Do you have any other questions about BOTOX©? Ask Joel Schlessinger MD below in the comments section!