If you’re looking for something to help enhance your natural beauty in a non-invasive way then botox could be what you are seeking. Botox can get a bad reputation in the beauty industry but there are many myths that need to be debunked about it. 

Myth #1: Botox Can Be Toxic

There is a reason why people may assume that botox isn’t safe. It is an injection made from a toxin after all. Yes, it is true that botox is made with a toxin: Botulinum. It can cause food poisoning causing life-threatening effects. However, when used in a very small dose, it is non-toxic. 

It’s always important to consult and go to professionals, such as our very own, Dr. Noshad when seeking a botox procedure. When done by a non-professional, you risk experiencing negative side-effects. 

Myth #2: Botox Hurts

Some believe that a negative consequence of getting botox is the pain it will cause. This is simply not true! Yes, the needles can be intimidating. However, the reality is that the procedure feels more like a pinch. 

The overall process of injection takes more or less 10 minutes. If you are worried about discomfort, then we can use a topical numbing cream to ease your worries. 

Myth #3: Botox is Only for Wrinkles

Crow’s feet, forehead lines and other signs of aging are not the only thing that botox can treat. Botox can also help give your eyebrows a lift and reduce upper eyelid hooding. An important truth to remember is that botox is most effective for treating “movement” wrinkles. In a medical sense, botox can also cure a lot of different issues as well such as muscle spasms and migraines. 

If you’re looking to cure deeper “wrinkles at rest” then volume fillers like Juvederm or Restylane will do a better job. 

Myth #4: Botox Ruins Your Facial Expressions

This can be argued as the most common botox myth. Many think that botox will rob your face of expression. The fact is that if administered correctly and by a professional, you’ll have no issues with making facial expressions. 


There you have it. Common myths about Botox debunked so that you can learn the truth about botox and if it is the right choice for you. Remember that botox can be a great and painless solution to “movement” wrinkles. They can also cure muscle spasms, migraines and other chronic health issues. 

Contact our friendly team at Maryam Collahi Medspa today to see our cosmetic injectables specialist Dr. Noshad.