Botox is undoubtedly one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dermatology, but it’s also one of the treatments I get the most questions about! I think it’s a very misunderstood treatment, so I’m going to bust some myths for you today!
MYTH #5: You need a lot of Botox!
TRUTH: Placement is just as important as number of units!
Every patient is unique and needs a different amount of Botox strategically placed for their specific anatomy. You don’t necessarily need a lot of product if the product is placed well. The idea is to make you look refreshed, like you just took a nap, never frozen!
MYTH #6: It’s painful!
TRUTH: When done correctly it should be a very comfortable experience!
Experienced and skilled injectors will use a gentle hand, and delicate needle to inject your Botox in a very comfortable fashion. You really shouldn’t need any numbing for this treatment. In my office we use 33 gauge needles that are more expensive, but provide a much better experience for patients. The injector should always be light with their hands and use a high quality needle for maximum patient comfort.
MYTH #7: One Botox pattern fits every!
TRUTH: Everyone is unique!
Every patient will need a different pattern of Botox based on their anatomy and where they need it most. And this goes for every cosmetic procedure! There is no “one size fits all” treatment in cosmetic dermatology!