For approximately 30 years, Botox has been used to treat wrinkles and has become a very routine procedure. The New York Times reported that 5.4 millon people were injected with Botox last year alone. Most Florida patients undergo the Botox procedure every 4-6 months.
Despite the popularity of Botox, there are still some myths surrounding its uses. Dr. Wigoda reveals the truth about several of these myths:
- Botox is mainly used for the upper face including the upper forehead, crows feet and the glabellar area between the eyebrows.
- In the lower face, instead of using Botox, fillers are used.
- Botox is not a poison; however, it is made from bacteria.
- Contrary to common belief, side-effects are extremely minimal and rare.
- Botox doesn’t inhibit any day-to-day activities such as exercise.
In a time of recession, Dr. Wigoda says that Botox is a cost-effective alternative to plastic surgery in reducing wrinkles and preventing new ones from forming.
In addition to its common uses, Botox has been recently proven to relieve migraines. Some Florida patients get Botox every 3-4 months to relieve migraines and/or to treat wrinkles.