Question 1: Is BOTOX safe? I don’t want poison in my body!
Answer: Consider how Penicillin comes from mold. It does not mean it is mold just in the same way BOTOX is not botulism. BOTOX injections are a purified version of the botulinum toxin protein. The solution is very dilute and the concentration of the protein is low. Many prescribed antibiotics have comparable toxicity.
Second, the dose is so low and concentrated to pinpointed areas that it’s generally incapable of spreading throughout your whole body.
For cosmetic use, a typical dose is 20-70 units. A life-threatening dose would be about 100 times the average dose. (Even some common non-prescription drugs like Tylenol and aspirin would be fatal if you took an overdose of that magnitude.)
Question 2: Will I look “frozen”? I don’t want to look like my face is stiff, stretched or puffed!
Answer: We don’t want you to look that way either! Botox is often portrayed as creating a frozen or unnatural look, reality couldn’t be farther from the truth. Administered conservatively and under the care of a licensed medical professional, BOTOX can actually create one of the most natural, youthful looks of any procedure. Hollywood’s frozen faces have often undergone multiple implants or plastic surgeries (gone bad).
Question 3: Will it hurt?
Answer: With the exception the lip area which is more tender, our patients find the BOTOX procedure surprisingly painless and easy. Often considered a “lunch break procedure,” patients return to work following their 15-minute treatment.
Question 4: Does my insurance cover BOTOX?
Answer: Typically insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures, however, your insurance company may cover BOTOX if you are diagnosed with profuse underarm sweating. We can consult with you regarding BOTOX injections for this condition and provide you with the answers for your insurance provider.
Question 5: Can anyone inject BOTOX? My salon is offering it now…
Answer: It's very important to research the person doing your BOTOX injections. There are side effects if not injected properly into the muscle. Each state has it’s own regulations for medical aesthetic requirements. Beware some are not as strict! For example, in the state of Nebraska, a nurse is not allowed to inject BOTOX. Also, Internet “deals” on Botox are risky. If a business is obtaining expired or diluted Botox from an unreliable sources and potentially offering it at cheap prices, it could be less effective and possibly dangerous.
We hope this clears up the common misunderstandings you may have about Botox. Call Pure Medispa at 308-398-1797. Our consultations are free. Find out more about how you can get rid of wrinkles, age spots and unwanted hair! Also, don’t forget to search Pure Aesthetic Medispa on Facebook to “friend” us. We often run exceptional specials for our friends!