When it comes to aesthetic treatments, few are as well-known—or as misunderstood—as Botox. Despite its widespread use and proven safety record, Botox is often the subject of myths and misconceptions. At Freyja Medical, we empower our patients with accurate information. Let’s debunk some common myths about Botox.


Myth 1: Botox Will Make You Look Frozen

Fact: When administered by qualified professionals, Botox results in a natural-looking reduction of lines and wrinkles. The “frozen” look often cited in tabloids is generally the result of overuse or improper application. At Freyja Medical, our dermatologist doctors ensure that the treatment is tailored to your facial anatomy and expressions, allowing you to maintain a natural range of emotion.

Before and After, anti-wrinkle treatment for Crows Feet at Freyja Medical


Myth 2: Botox is Only for Wrinkles

Fact: While Botox is famous for smoothing out wrinkles, it has a range of other medical applications. It’s used to treat conditions like chronic migraines, excessive sweating, and even some muscle disorders. So, Botox is not just about aesthetics; it has functional benefits as well.

Treatment for Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)


Myth 3: Botox is Dangerous and Toxic

Fact: We derive Botox from the botulinum toxin, but we use it in tiny doses for aesthetic treatments, making it extremely safe. It’s worth noting that Botox has been approved by health organisations worldwide, including the NHS, and has decades of research to support its safety.

Botox is approved by the NHS and worldwide


Myth 4: Botox is Permanent

Fact: Botox treatments don’t last forever. The effects generally last between 3 to 6 months, depending on various factors like your skin type, age, and lifestyle. This temporary nature allows for adjustments over time, ensuring that your look can evolve naturally.

Anti-Wrinkle results require maintenance treatments


Myth 5: Botox is Only for Women

Fact: Botox is increasingly popular among men, who are discovering its benefits for both aesthetic and medical purposes. At Freyja Medical, we offer treatments tailored to the unique needs and anatomy of both men and women.

Botox is becoming increasingly popular for men


Myth 6: Botox is Painful

Fact: Most patients describe the sensation as a quick pinch or mild discomfort, which is over in seconds. Plus, the needles used are extremely fine, and the procedure is often done with topical anaesthetic to minimise any pain.

Anti-wrinkle treatments use very fine needles


Myth 7: Botox is Addictive

Fact: There’s no physiological addiction to Botox. Some people enjoy the results so much that they choose to maintain them, but this is a personal choice rather than an addiction.

For the best results most people opt for regular anti-wrinkle treatments


In conclusion, Botox continues as one of the most popular and versatile aesthetic treatments, but differentiating between fact and fiction is essential.

Knowledge empowers, and understanding the truth about Botox helps patients decide about their treatments.

At Freyja Medical, our commitment is to ensure that every patient is equipped with accurate information, leading to satisfactory and safe outcomes. Whether you’re considering Botox for aesthetic enhancement or its many other medical benefits, always rely on certified professionals to guide your journey.


Dr Amy Thompson at Freyja Medical

After training at the University of Birmingham, Dr. Amy has worked in numerous medical and surgical fields in the West Midlands. She holds a particular passion for women’s health and is actively involved in related research. Her expertise encompasses treatments with Aqualyx (fat dissolving injections), Botox, fillers, and lip-fillers, highlighting her commitment to high-quality aesthetic care.


To book an aesthetic consultation with Dr Amy Thompson in our Nantwich clinic, click here.