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There are many myths floating around about the danger of botox injection. The Youth Fountain can bust those myths for you. Contact us today for more info.

Popular Myths On the Dangers of Botox Injection

Before getting a Botox injection at The Youth Fountain for the first time, most people are likely to scour the internet for more information about possible side effects, achievable results, and potential dangers.

Unfortunately, the internet is ripe with untrue myths about the dangers of botox injections, and if you consult unreliable sources, you may be seriously mislead about Botox, how it works, and the results it provides.

Here are just a few popular myths about the dangers of a Botox injection.

1. Botox will permanently freeze my expressions.

FALSE. When correctly administered, a Botox injection temporarily relaxes facial muscles to decrease the appearance of current wrinkles and prevent the creation of new wrinkles. The effects typically wear off naturally within 3-6 months, and Drs. Shakov at The Youth Fountain recommends coming back in for regular treatments if you desire more permanent results.

2. I will get addicted to Botox.

FALSE. Unlike many prescription drugs, a Botox injection will not result in any physical addictions. Although it is true that many people feel “addicted” to the results they achieve with each injection and feel the need to continually get Botox for long-lasting wrinkle reduction, there is no need to fear addiction.

3. Botox injections are not safe.

FALSE. Millions of people have safely enjoyed the benefits of Botox without experiencing adverse health effects. Before getting Botox, it is essential that you thoroughly research the professional service you are considering, but when in the hands of a professional, you have nothing to fear. Each injection at The Youth Fountain is handled by an experienced doctor with the appropriate credentials and expertise.

4. Botox causes botulism.

FALSE. While it is true that Botox is derived from the same bacteria that causes botulism, a Botox injection stays at the injection site and will not spread throughout your body.

5. Botox is only safe for facial wrinkle reduction.

FALSE. Botox is commonly used to treat facial wrinkles but it can also be used to treat a variety of other medical conditions, including (but not limited to):

Overactive bladders

Uncontrollable muscle spasms/twitching

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)


There is no reason to fear getting a Botox injection, especially when it’s done at The Youth Fountain. Drs. Shakov have years of experience treating patients with Botox and are happy to answer any questions about your own treatment.

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