Although BOTOX ® Cosmetic and other botulinum toxin injections are the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, they are not without their detractors. In fact, people are often a lot happier to talk about not getting botulinum injections than they are to talk about getting them.

Here are some of the more common reasons why people avoid the Tox, and why a nonsurgical facelift might be a better approach to looking younger.

Can’t Make Expressions

One of the most common complaints about BOTOX ® Cosmetic and other botulinum toxins is that it makes them unable to form normal facial expressions. Botulinum toxins work by creating a paralysis in facial muscles. The paralyzed muscles are supposed to still work when you need them, but that’s not always the case. In many cases, people find their faces are frozen–they can’t make the expressions they want.

For actresses and other celebrities this is obviously a major concern, since their career is dependent on their ability to express true and pretended emotions on command. This is why Christie Brinkley says she won’t do botox injections on her face anymore–they made her just look sad.

A nonsurgical facelift doesn’t impact your muscles in any way. Because it works by restoring your teeth to their former size and configuration, it won’t interfere with your ability to make expressions.

Don’t Look Natural

Another common complaint is that people don’t look like themselves after BOTOX ® Cosmetic injections. That’s what actress Kathleen Chalfant said about her reasons not to get BOTOX ®  Cosmetic.

She says that everyone in LA looks exactly alike because of the work they’ve had done, and she wanted to maintain her individual appearance.

But, again, because nonsurgical face lifts work with your teeth and not your face, there’s no worry that it’s going to change your face. Instead, it just restores your face to its more youthful proportions, so you’ll continue to look like you, only younger.

Too Invasive

Many people don’t like the fact that BOTOX ® Cosmetic is an injectable. Many people are unhappy with needles and the thought of getting a regular course of injections every four months just seems like too much. This is the reason why Amanda Peet says she’s avoided it–trying to stay away from invasive treatments that can have negative consequences.

But with a nonsurgical facelift, there’s no need to get injections done on a regular basis. Other than anesthesia at the time of the procedure, you won’t need any injections over the ten years or so that the results may last.

So if you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your facial appearance that isn’t just what everyone else does, please call (843) 706-2999 for an appointment with a Hilton Head cosmetic dentist at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.