“Lose Your 11”
“Lose Your 11”
Myth#1 – BOTOX® Cosmetic is a poison; BOTOX® Cos- metic is botulism (food poisoning)
Fact – BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a poison and is not botulism. It is a purified protein and a finished medi- cal prescription product.
Myth#2 – BOTOX® Cosmetic is not safe; it is too new; not enough is known about it
Fact – BOTOX® has been used therapeutically for over 16 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries. The same for- mulation with dosing specific to moderate to severe glabellar lines was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 as BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Myth#3 – BOTOX® Cosmetic is a filler
Fact – Unlike fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic doesn’t fill in facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the muscles un- derneath the skin that cause the frown lines between the brows.
Myth#4 – There are creams that are better than BO- TOX® Cosmetic
Fact – There is no clinical evidence that supports that topical creams work better than BOTOX® Cosmetic. Topical creams work well on the surface of the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic works below the surface of the skin to relax the muscles that cause frown lines to form.
Myth#5 – BOTOX® Cosmetic is too expensive
Fact – The cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically ranges between $300 to $500 to treat the “11” – about $3 on a daily basis.
Myth#6 – BOTOX® Cosmetic is only for vain people Fact – Based on the ASAPS survey, most respondents were hardworking mothers.
Myth#7 – BOTOX® Cosmetic builds up in the body over time
Fact – No. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not accumulate in the body.
Myth#8 – It is difficult to confirm whether I am receiv- ing authentic BOTOX® Cosmetic
Fact – BOTOX® Cosmetic has an easy to see hologram that confirms it is the authentic Allergan product.
Myth#9 – BOTOX® Cosmetic can only be given by a plastic surgeon
Fact – BOTOX® Cosmetic should be administered only be experienced aesthetic – specialty physicians, in- cluding plastic surgeons, dermatologists, ophthalmol- ogists, and oculoplastic surgeons.
Myth#10 – BOTOX® Cosmetic will leave you with a frozen face, or will give you an unnatural “startled” look
Fact – BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive pro- cedure. When administered by an experienced physi- cian, you should not lose the ability to show expres- sion.
Myth#11 – BOTOX Cosmetic is not needed if you have had plastic surgery
Fact – Even after surgery, strong frown muscles can still be active in forming the “11”.