May 30, 2018
To some men, “BOTOX” is a word associated with aging women looking to achieve a more youthful appearance. While it does provide a refreshed and rejuvenated look, it is a common misconception that BOTOX® Cosmetic is only for women. In fact, as of 2015, more than 400,000 men have received a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. This is a more than 350 percent increase over the previous decade. So, as BOTOX® Cosmetic is becoming more and more common, then why are so many men still apprehensive to try it? Here we are going to debunk some of the myths associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Myth #1: BOTOX® Cosmetic is for women only.
This is the biggest myth of them all! BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA approved product for all qualified adults. If you have moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles, then you qualify for BOTOX® Cosmetic. On average, one in ten BOTOX® Cosmetic patients is a man. In clinical studies, approximately 17.5 percent of patients treated for frown lines and 12 percent of patients treated for crow’s feet with BOTOX® Cosmetic were men.
Myth #2: BOTOX® Cosmetic looks unnatural and frozen.
This is also a common misconception. BOTOX® Cosmetic is designed to temporarily reduce muscle activity to smooth out problematic areas. When administered by an experienced, licensed medical professional like at Knox Wellness, the results are subtle. The goal is to get your skin looking smooth, healthy and natural, so no one will have to know.
Myth #3: BOTOX® Cosmetic is dangerous.
BOTOX® Cosmetic was first approved by the FDA in the 1980s for a variety of uses. In 2002, it was the first product approved by the FDA to temporarily improve frown lines. In 2013, it went on to be the first FDA approved product to improve crow’s feet. Once again, if administered by a trained medical professional, the procedure is completely safe with minimal risk for complications.
Myth #4: BOTOX® Cosmetic takes too much time and has too much upkeep.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the fastest cosmetic procedures out there. When done correctly, the treatment takes about ten minutes. There is little to no downtime after treatment, and most men receive injections about every four months. Anyone can fit BOTOX® Cosmetic into their busy schedule!
Ready to try BOTOX® Cosmetic? Knox Wellness Experience is offering BOTOX® Cosmetic for $8/unit for the entire month of June! Call (865) 801-9501 to make an appointment today!