If you keep up on cosmetic surgery news, you may have come across NewBeauty’s recent article, “Happy Birthday, Botox! 8 Fascinating Facts About the Injectable That Changed the Beauty Industry.” The article celebrates Botox, an innovation in treatment for wrinkles and fine lines, and the 15-years since it’s FDA-approval.

Within the eight fascinating facts, it discusses Botox’s fast results; its ability to treat deep within the source of the wrinkles, the muscle; its ability to treat an array of issues beyond wrinkles including excessive sweating, spasms, superfluous blinking, etc.; and how it ranks as the top most performed non-surgical procedure, almost reaching five million treatments!

The items we found most interesting, however, were the items that addressed common misconceptions about Botox. Here, we cleared up some common claims about the injectable.

Claim: The results are unnatural

When patients come in seeking a natural-looking solution for their signs of aging, they sometimes wish to stray away from Botox because of the popular belief that it can produce unnatural results. As mentioned in the article, Botox can provide these natural results, but the secret to good, subtle Botox results is a certified surgeon who knows how to properly inject it.

Claim: It isn’t safe

We also find that some patients are afraid of Botox and that it may “freeze” their face. However, the effects of Botox will only last up to six months, regardless of the outcome. So, if you are unhappy with your results, they are not permanent.

According to the article, Botox has 15-years of scientific study, and although it is technically a toxin, it contains “purified protein” and other naturally existing sources. The environment in which Botox is created is also one of the most sterile, advanced facilities.

If you are seeking a solution to your wrinkles and fine lines that gives you natural-looking results and have ruled out Botox, you may want to reconsider this trusted solution. Again, the key to great results is a plastic surgeon that has the knowledge and experience to give you the look you want.

If you are located in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Michael Bohley is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and can help you achieve your aesthetic goals without fear. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Bohley to see if Botox is the right treatment for you!  For more information visit our blog page.