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Myths and Facts About Botox®

Botox® is a treatment that has been around for years, with approval since 2002 for cosmetic use. However, the myths about Botox are rampant, and the facts can get lost in the muddle. When it comes to your Botox treatment, you need a provider who is both skilled and knowledgeable to provide you with optimal results. 

At Love Your Body Medical Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Divina Averilla provides safe, effective Botox treatments with exceptional skill and none of the hype.

Myths about Botox

There are quite a few myths about Botox, but let’s tackle the most prevalent ones first. Dr. Averilla can clear up any other concerns during your visit or consultation. 

Botox is botulism.

Wrong. Botox is a highly purified and regulated form of the toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum and is far removed from its derivative. When administered by a professional, the neuromodulator is entirely safe. Botox has been approved by the FDA for over 15 years, long enough for this myth to be put to rest. 

Botox is immediate/permanent.

Both untrue. Botox is neither immediate nor permanent. The effects take one to three days to show up, and they wear off in a few months to a year. This means you'll need to keep up with treatments, but it also means that if you dislike the results, they will fade in time.

Botox makes you look frozen.  

This is another popular misconception. When administered incorrectly, Botox can lead to some stiff facial features, but injection specialists like Dr. Averilla are well-trained and knowledgeable about how Botox works and how to get the desired effect.

Facts about Botox

The truth about Botox is a lot more straightforward and harmless than you think. 

Botox is accessible and affordable. 

True! Many people believe that Botox is extraordinarily expensive and hard to find. However, Botox is becoming more popular and accessible every year. Even better - over time, Botox costs drop as you can space your injections further and further apart.

Botox isn’t just for women or wrinkles.

Another fact. Women and men can both benefit from the cosmetic effects of Botox. Botox varieties are also approved for other conditions such as excessive sweating or chronic migraines.    

Botox should be administered by an expert. 

Important: Not everyone can inject Botox, and not even every professional can do it well. That's why it's important that you find an injection specialist. Never settle for a cheap deal or inexperienced staff. 

At Love Your Body Medical Spa, Dr. Averilla and her team provide skilled and experienced care. If you're interested in giving your features a lift, we can give you the facts about Botox and help you decide if Botox is right for you. 

Book a consultation using our convenient scheduling tool, or call 702-213-5948 to schedule an appointment today.

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