Top 7 Botox Myths Debunked

Published on March 10, 2016

MYTH #1 Botox Prevents Emotions from Displaying on your Face
One of the most pervasive myths about Botox is that you won’t be able to express any emotion across your face.  Not true! If done properly, Botox will allow you to still express all range of emotions—only without looking older than you have to!

MYTH #2 Botox and Dermal Fillers are the Same
While both lessen the appearance of wrinkles, Botox and dermal fillers serve different purposes and function in completely different ways. Botox relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles, while dermal fillers restore and add volume to the face.

MYTH #3 Botox Injections are Toxic
Though Botox is a form of Botulism, there is no risk when utilized in the correct form. When administered in the right dosage, Botox, like any other drug, is quite safe.

MYTH #4 Botox Injections are Painful
Pain from Botox is completely manageable and only mildly uncomfortable. It’s often referred to as the “lunchtime injection” because it requires no downtime and is performed in a short amount of time.

MYTH #5 Botox is always Obvious
Botox is never obvious if administered by a professional doctor who knows the right amount to inject and will turn away a patient who has had too much. Dr. Lee will meet with you prior to discuss your best course of action.

MYTH #6 Botox is Permanent
Botox isn’t permanent. It typically lasts for 3-6 months, but can appear to last for 9-12 as patients tend to furrow their brows les often.

MYTH #7 Botox is Only Used for Aesthetic Reasons
In addition to its cosmetic benefits, Botox can be injected into underarms to reduce excessive sweating and is commonly used in pets to help with arthritis.

If you’re considering Botox or dermal fillers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee to discuss your goals and desired outcomes. He will make an experienced treatment recommendation, so you can look as good as you feel!

Dr. Raymond Lee is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in facial rejuvenation under local anesthesia. He has been practicing in Orange County for the past 10 years and has performed nearly 4000 facial rejuvenation procedures under light anesthesia.

In his prior practice, his patient satisfaction scores ranked him #1 in the nation. Dr. Lee wants you to “Experience Beauty, the most natural way”. Dr. Lee’s does not believe in the old traditional facelift. Over the course of his career he has mastered the art and science of facial rejuvenation with natural results, minimal sedation, and easy recovery. His signature “FACEology LIFT” (face and neck lift alternative) is the embodiment of all these elements and is what he is widely sought out for.


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