Correcting Common Botox Misconceptions

Correcting Common Botox Misconceptions

Wrinkles on the face are the most noticeable signs of aging. Since there is no way to stop the aging process, people focus on reversing its signs. Here at K Plastic Surgery, patients can turn back the clock with Botox in Albany.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator or an injectable that uses a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A for anti-wrinkle treatment. Don’t let the word “toxin” scare you. Botox is an FDA-approved treatment with minimal side effects or risks when administered by a trained professional like Dr. Kayastha.

Botulinum toxin type A temporarily blocks nerve signals to the facial muscles, preventing muscle contractions from repeated facial movements. Since these repeated muscle contractions are what cause the development of fine lines and wrinkles, specifically dynamic wrinkles, Botox cosmetic treatments are a great way to treat and prevent this early sign of aging. Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating, lift eyebrows, prevent painful jaw clenching, and more.

Botox Myths

Without a doubt, Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. This popularity is accompanied by a lot of misconceptions that prevent some people from taking advantage of Botox. Here are some myths that a lot of people have about Botox treatments:

Botox Injections Are Painful

Many individuals do not like the idea of getting injections since they think it will be painful. Botox is administered with a fine needle and the treatment is well-tolerated by most patients without any anesthetic. However, a topical numbing cream will be available to ease all your discomfort and worries at the start of your Botox injection.

Botox Distorts Facial Expressions

It is not true that facial expressions are distorted after a person receives Botox injections. Botox merely relaxes the muscles where it is injected. Of course, it is important for the injections to be administered by a trained and experienced provider to prevent misdirected injections and to ensure that the correct dosage is administered.

People Become Addicted to Botox

This misconception makes people hesitant about getting Botox injections. The truth is Botox does not cause any form of physiological addiction. Moreover, the effects are not permanent and only last 3-4 months so it is expected that people will return for additional treatments to maintain their youthful appearance.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to learn the truth about Botox and how it can improve your appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY. He will discuss your cosmetic concerns and the Botox treatment with you in more detail to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.