Botox Myths vs. Facts for First-Time Patients

Posted on March 15, 2024

As you age, wrinkles and fine lines will appear on your skin. It’s an inevitable process as old as time and an unpleasant prospect for many. But with the advancements in aesthetic medicine, you have multiple options to fight these signs of aging, including the very popular Botox. But despite how long Botox has been an option for those looking to erase fine lines and wrinkles, there are still many myths and misconceptions about the injections. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common myths and the actual truth about Botox.

Common Myths

There is a lot of scary and inaccurate information about Botox that makes the rounds online or by word of mouth. The truth is much less scary.


One of the most common fallacies about Botox is that it hurts. In reality, most patients say they feel little or nothing when they receive injections. You can even ask about having local anesthetic applied before your injections to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort.

“Frozen Face”

One of the most common myths about Botox is that it will give you a “frozen face,” leaving you unable to smile, frown, or express your emotions on your face. Well-trained medical professionals like our team at DWH Health and Wellness MedSpa ensure that Botox is used correctly and only relaxes the muscles at the injection site. You will be able to form your normal facial expressions with no problem. People won’t be able to tell you’ve had anything done; they’ll simply know you look great!

Worsening of Wrinkles

Another myth is that if you stop using Botox, your wrinkles will be worse than they were before treatment. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you stop Botox treatment, your wrinkles will slowly return and look just as they did before you started treatment. Your wrinkles will likely continue to deepen as you age without Botox.


There is also a myth that claims that Botox is toxic that can do long-term harm. Experts, including the FDA, reject this myth, citing over two decades of safe and effective use for multiple conditions. And as long as you’re receiving Botox injections from a highly-trained professional, you’ll never have to worry about receiving toxic levels of Botox.

Schedule A Consultation

Our team at DWH Health and Wellness Med Spa offers the latest health and wellness treatments for your skin, including safe and effective Botox injections. If you’re ready to look as young as you feel, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today. Call our Richmond, VA office at 804.447.2303 or fill out our online contact form. Receive the amazing results you deserve at DWH!

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